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59 resources with the concept tragedies

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A Streetcar Named Desire Delivery Guide

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Instructors who want to use A Streetcar Named Desire as a core text need not rely of the kindness of other teachers to find engaging activities to support a study of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize winning drama.
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Ronald Reagan on the Challenger Tragedy

For Students 6th - 11th Standards
How does society prevail in the face of challenge? After reading President Ronald Reagan's speech to the nation after the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle in 1986, learners evaluate and discuss the tone of the speech itself and...
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Love or Lust? Romeo and Juliet Part II

For Students 9th - 12th
"Do you believe that fate is inescapable, or that people forge their own lives?" This is the essential question at the heart of Romeo and Juliet, according to the narrator of a series on Shakespeare's tragedy. Short but dense, the video...
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Ophelia, Gertrude, and Regicide - Hamlet II

For Students 11th - 12th
In Part Two of a video course in Hamlet, narrator John Green looks at the gender dynamics in the play. He presents Ophelia and Gertrude as powerful characters and argues that these women do have options that affect the course of the...
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Literature Study Guide: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

For Students 9th - 12th
Although they are designed for homeschool, these teaching tools support any student-centered literature study. Aimed at Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, the materials are widely applicable: graphic organizers, response to literature...
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Analyzing Atmosphere: Macbeth Murder Scene and Dagger Speech

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Shakespeare's Macbeth (Act II, Scenes I and II) lacks explicit details of the murder of King Duncan, yet the author creates an atmosphere that allows us to visualize the event. Readers interpret the "Dagger Speech" by writing stage...
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Literature and Humor

For Teachers Higher Ed
From Canterbury Tales to The Odd Couple, this presentation details the different treatments of humor in different literary formats. Numerous authors and works of literature are represented here as examples of satire, irony, comedy, and...
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Rethinking Ophelia

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
How can a gender theoretical lens shape the way Ophelia is perceived in Hamlet? That is the question writers must answer in an explanatory essay to conclude their study of Shakespeare's revenge tragedy.
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Macbeth: Study Guide

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Murder, betrayal, and three witches—sounds like a modern-day thriller. It's actually Macbeth, and a helpful study guide helps scholars explore paraphrasing, imagery, and themes. Next, learners conduct research to compare titles of...
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Macbeth: Act One Questions for Study

For Students 9th - 12th
The events in Act I of Macbeth are the focus of a worksheet that could be used to help readers follow the action of the play, as a reading quiz, or as a group exercise. Consider adding evaluative and interpretative questions to the...
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Drama Terms Notes

For Students Pre-K - 12th
Comedy, tragedy, act, scene, prop. do you want to review important drama terms? Actors record the term next to its definition on a worksheet that could be used individually or as a group activity. A link to a corresponding PowerPoint...
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Three of Myth's Tragic Romances

For Students 9th - 12th
Roman mythology is full of tragic love stories. A multiple-choice quiz highlights three major partnerships, and explores the problems that led to sad endings. Test your learners with these multiple-choice questions after studying Roman...
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Greek To Us - Comedy, Tragedy, and Satire

For Students 9th - 12th
The history of Greek drama is the focus of this multiple-choice quiz. Ten questions ask about historical figures and the roots of tragedy and comedy in Greek religious festivals. While studying Greek drama, use this quiz to test your...
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Analyzing the Resolution of the Play: World Café Discussion

For Teachers 8th Standards
It's time to get active! Scholars participate in a World Cafe protocol to promote discussion and leadership. They get out of their seats and move from group to group to discuss key questions related to their read-aloud of Shakespeare's A...
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Grade 11 ELA Module 1: Unit 2, Lesson 23

For Teachers 11th Standards
All's well that ends well does not apply to Shakespeare's Hamlet. Using the resource, scholars read Act 5.2, discovering the play's tragic resolution. Pupils complete a Quick Write analyzing how Hamlet's downfall contributes to the...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4, Unit 2, Lesson 23a

For Teachers 10th Standards
What is the best way to present information clearly, concisely, and logically? Using an informative resource, scholars review the criteria for a successful presentation. They share their arguments about which character from Shakespeare's...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 2, Lesson 16

For Teachers 10th Standards
How do complex characters develop over the course of a text? Pupils read Act 5.1 from Shakespeare's Macbeth, which depicts Lady Macbeth's descent into madness. Using discussion and writing exercises, scholars analyze how Shakespeare...
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Reading Shakespeare: The Play within the Play

For Students 8th Standards
Scholars continue reading the Greek myth "Pyramus and Thisbe," analyzing why it was written into Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Next, they complete a Venn diagram to compare the two texts. 
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The Language of Shakespeare

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Words, words, words! Any reader of Shakespeare needs to know these words. Tragedy, tragic flaw, sonnet, quatrain, couplet, and meter are all defined in a short, text-heavy presentation. Alas, poor (teacher), few examples are given.
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Acting Out with Shakespeare

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students discuss and act out scenes from Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus. In this Titus Andronicus lesson, students relate violence in movies and video games to violence in Shakespeare's plays.  Students discuss an outline of the play and...
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Themes In Macbeth

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders identify recurring themes in Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth. They research examples of the themes using the Internet. They role play a scene which demonstrates their theme. They write a paper explaining how Shakespeare...
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The Write Response

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore what impact the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 had on nine different American novelists. They write and share their own thoughts and feelings, then consider the role writing plays in their own lives,...
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"Very tragical mirth:" Romeo and Pyramus, Juliet and Thisbe

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars analyze and compare the poetic tools Shakespeare uses in the death scenes of Romeo and Juliet to those of Pyramus and Thisbe in Midsummer Night's Dream.
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The Language of Literature: Day 69 The Classic Tradition: Romeo and Juliet

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explain and summarize the plots of two act of Romeo and Juliet. In this language arts lesson plan, students discuss plot points nad the climax of acts IV and V of Romeo and Juliet. They also discuss the characteristics of...