1st Lyceum of Ilion
“Preparing for life in the 21stcentury”
UNIT: Ancient greek comedy
TEXT: ”Ornithes” (the birds)
TEACHER: Papavassileiou Alexandra
TEACHING TIME: 2 sessions
FORM OF TEACHING: Dialogue (questions/answers, stimulating dialogue) – guided (the
teacher guides the students while activating their potential)
METHOD OF TEACHING: Discovery-investigation (Discovery learning-Bruner’s theory).The
students become processors of information and learning becomes a
process of acquiring general knowledge that is subject to processing, transformation and application to new situations.
TEACHING MODEL: Student-centered, team-cooperative
AIMS: For the students to acquire basic knowledge on ancient theatre.To become familiar with the ancient greek tragedy and comedy.
To focus on the content of ancient greek comedy with reference to Aristophanes and his play “Ornithes” (the birds).
To become familiar with the historical facts of the era and understand Aristophanes criticism on them.
To be in a position to grasp the notions / ideas of the play to approach it critically and reach some conclusions.
STAGES/STEPS: The students are taught basic historical events of the era during which tragedy and comedy appear.
They learn the basic parts of the ancient theatre.
They are introduced to the plays of Aristophanes.
They focus on the content of the comedy “Ornithes”.
TEACHING AIDS: Computer, tablet, smartphones.
Artsteps: The students create a
virtual museum with the parts of
Timeline: with the plays of
The active participation of the students gave us the opportunity to evaluate their potential in every level of their ability from the lowest to the highest.
Consequently, in the cognitive sector, we followed Benjamin Bloom’s “Taxonomy of educational objectives”, and gradually we were led to an evaluation of their effort as a whole.
(B. Bloom-educator and psychologist in the University of Chicago, in 1956)
Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives
Verbs Useful for Stating Learning Outcomes
Bloom’s Taxonomy for Educational Objectives