Moving right along, and as above and below, this lesson plan on Pericles’ funeral oration as drawn from Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War, is number four of a ten-lesson unit of document-based questioning materials.
This lesson opens with this Cultural Literacy worksheet on the epic as a poetic form and as a means of recording history; it the lesson goes into a second day–and that I included another on the Peloponnesian War suggests that I planned that it would–you can use that second Cultural Literacy worksheet. Like the first one on epics, the document on the Peloponnesian War is a half-page worksheet.
Finally, here is the reading and comprehension questions that is the primary work of this lesson.
If you find typos in these documents, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.