The following is my collection of materials for teaching Sophocles' play Antigone to a 10th grade English class. I teach from McDougal-Littel's text The Language of Literature, so some items are indicative of this.
This collection includes activities, study guides, projects, quizzes, tests, and answer keys.
A few weeks before teaching Antigone, I hand out this survey to the staff at my school. From the information I receive back, I create a matching quiz that asks students to match the staff member to a job he/she previously held. I try to put careers on the quiz that are typically associated with one gender. This gives the students a chance to look at gender bias, a key issue in Antigone. We discuss why they assumed things about different staff and careers.
Another small group activity-- this one requires students to create a newspaper for the city of Thebes. I have the kids use large sheets of paper so that the newspapers can be hung in the hallways for all to read.
This quiz is given after students read and take notes on introductory materials. The quiz covers the history and development of classical drama, the productions themselves, and Aristotle's theory of tragedy.