This week, Grade 12 English students began analyzing Sophocles’ Oedipus the King for connections to contemporary media. After investigating how Oedipus has influenced literature, movies, and television, students presented their findings to the class. Topics ranged from The Simpsons to The Great Gatsby.
This week, Grade 9 students visited the Forks of the Credit Provincial Park in search of the mysterious forces that shape Canadian landscapes. After conquering an 8 kilometre hike, they got a chance to see the Cheltenham Badlands – a landform so devoid of nutrients that it cannot support vegetation.
This week, the Grade 12 English students continued their journey into Oedipus the King, second of the three Theban plays. They brought Sophocles’ words to life with contemporary dramatic readings. As students continue to explore and analyze Oedipus, they will reflect on quintessential themes of human existence such as fate, free will, and the importance of stories.