by Aristotle c. 335 BCE

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "On Tragedy" by Aristotle.

In this excerpt from Poetics, Aristotle offers a definition of tragedy, as well as several examples and non-examples of the genre.

As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Comedy & Tragedy as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :

"What can we learn from tragedy?"

Ways to support your child:

  • Ask your child about this philosophy article at home:
    • What was "On Tragedy" about?
    • What did you learn about Comedy & Tragedy?
  • Watch Video: Crash Course on Aristotle at home with your child.