As our beginning to Antigone, I decided to research an Ancient Greek funeral and use our abbreviated schedule on Friday to re-enact the funeral for Antigone's brother, Polynieces.
I made a program for the funeral:
Then I set about buying props at the Dollar store and getting my room arranged. We had a blast! My fellow teachers were super supportive, wanting us to stop in front of their portable for our bouts of mourning. The students also dressed for a funeral. One student commented that this was "the weirdest thing she has ever done in school. Ever." Well, thank you.
Here are some pics from the event.
|Props for the offering include: water, milk, honey, fruit, and celery|
|Women pulling out their hair (extensions) in the background.|
|The corpse laid out with all of the offerings.|
Dave Burgess notes that our students are plagued by boredom throughout the day. As teachers, we have two choices: be part of the boredom, or choose to be a respite from it! I am glad I could be a respite from it.
Blessed to be teaching,