What may be the best way to approach teaching Prometheus Bound to AP Literature students? What are some strategies? Essential questions? Activities?
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I don't think there is any best way to teach it. I have been using Prestwick House material for years. We send the most Ivy League candidates of any school in Asia. I know they work because the material focus on the work itself. All too often, all teachers want is test materials, but that focuses on the end results and not on establishing good study habits from the beginning. If you look at any Prestwick House Activity book, which I always use, you can adapt them to fit any novel or poem, or play. If you need inspiring activities, you can e-mail me off this site at email@example.com. I have a list that I made that can be used with anything.
I can second the use of the Prestwick House materials. They are a great standard pack that allows you to change and adapt them at ease depending on your particular focus and needs as a teacher. Not all of them are perfect, obviously, but some are really useful and they contain many creative ideas. You might want to have a look at the materials available on enotes and take it from there.
Have you checked with the College Board for help on this? I have never taught this particular work, but I have found that collegeboard.com has lots of great ideas and resources for teaching AP Lit and Lang. courses. You could subscribe to the listserv as well, which is a group of AP teachers who discuss the best practices and techniques for preparing kids for the exam and everything in between.
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