-The assignments in each module are due before your class meeting with the Stanford undergrads! You have until your Zoom session begins to submit those assignments for full credit.
-Late submissions are accepted through midnight on the Friday following your undergrad meeting, for half-credit.


-Excerpts from Aristotle’s Nichomachean Ethics-PDF below
(Book 1, Sections 1-4 & 7)
*Classroom teachers should have a copy of this book if students would like to take a look at it!*


-The first draft of the Antigone essay is due before the start of your Module 5 Zoom session. Be sure to visit the Paper Assignment page for more details and some tips on how to get started!

Watch: Antigone and the Problems of Democracy

Write: What is the connection between Greek tragedy and democracy?

Write: How could Antigone and Creon have handled things differently?

Watch: Antigone for our time?

Because America is also a kind of democracy, you might naturally think that Greek tragedy, as a form of art that developed in the democracy of ancient Athens, might also be relevant for our times.  The Theater of War Productions group takes this idea to heart and performs Greek tragedies in direct connection with today’s issues and with the communities affected by those issues.  “Antigone in Ferguson” is one such production.  Developing in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, MO, in 2014, this production “fuses dramatic readings by leading actors … with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City.  The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions about radicalized violence, structural oppression, misogyny, gender violence, and social justice.” (quoted from the Theater of War YouTube site)

Please take a look at this 4-minute trailer for the “Antigone in Ferguson” virtual production in 2020.

Write: Thoughts about Antigone in Ferguson?

Read: An Excerpt from Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics

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Watch: Introduction to Aristotle and Virtue Ethics

Check for Understanding

Write: Does it matter how we think of human nature?

Any Questions for Greg?