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25 reviewed resources for elizabethan era

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Hamlet and the Elizabethan Revenge Ethic in Text and Film

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Young scholars research the social context of Elizabethan England for Shakespeare's "Hamlet". They identify cultural influences on the play focusing on the theme of revenge and then analyze and compare film interpretations of the play.
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Fact Sheet: Actors

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Back in Shakespeare's time, the public considered actors unruly, unlike the prestige they enjoy today. An informative handout outlines more about the acting profession in London during the Elizabethan era. Pupils discover how actors...
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Using Research and Powerpoint Presentations

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Is it really true that women couldn't act on a stage during Shakespeare's time? Beginning readers of Shakespeare's plays will have many questions about him and the Elizabethan Era when he wrote his famous works. Create a list of...
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Fact Sheet: Special Effects

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
During Shakespeare's time, one could make firecrackers by purchasing gunpowder from the local ironmonger. With the fact-filled handout, scholars learn more about how acting companies created special effects in their performances during...
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Fact Sheet: Playhouses

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Laborers used common materials to build London's first performance venues, including sticks, plaster, and ... hair? Using an informational handout, scholars learn about the construction of different types of playhouses where actors...
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MacBethan Science

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Learners investigate the physical sciences of the Elizabethan era. In this Elizabethan era lesson, students research the Elizabethan sciences online and discuss. Learners research one of the sciences in depth and write a paper on the...
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Macbethan Art

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Students review and reproduce an article of Elizabethan styled clothing as a part of an analysis of Shakespeare's Macbeth.  In this Elizabethan art lesson, students discuss the fashion of the Elizabethan era and research it online....
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Hamlet and the Elizabethan Revenge Ethic in Text and Film

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discover how Shakespeare's play interprets Elizabethan attitudes toward revenge, as reflected in the structure of the Elizabethan revenge tragedy, one of the most popular forms of drama of that era. Students perform certain...
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Elizabeth I- Mini Biography

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
"Queen Elizabeth I was a rainbow of characteristics." Offer learners a glimpse into the personality and reign of Queen Elizabeth I with this brief video, which includes such events as the defeat of the Spanish armada and the...
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Fact Sheet: The First Globe

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Where did actors perform plays during Shakespeare's era? Using the handout, pupils learn about London's historical Globe Theatre and discover which of Shakespeare's plays actors performed there. Scholars also explore the cause of the...
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Romeo and Juliet Mix-It-Up

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils identify themes in Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet by analyzing the film or text. For this tolerance lesson, students create their own Elizabethan era terms related to interacting with different social groups. In groups, pupils...
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Literature: It's a Mad, Mad Macbeth

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students determine how the themes expressed in Macbeth are also applicable to contemporary society. They complete a series of written assignments demonstrating their comprehension of theme, content, and interpretation of the play....
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Lesson 2- Costume Design

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Clothes might not make the man but they certainly do help an actor create a character. How costume designers employ the same elements of design found in sets (line, color, texture, shape) to realize a character is the focus of a lesson...
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Using Research and PowerPoint Presentations

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Young writers work on a research paper on topics about Shakespeare's world. In groups, they create a PowerPoint presentation using their research while paying careful attention to the MLA style documentation.
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Acting in Marriage-Is It on Stage or Off?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students compare views of marriage in Macbeth and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.  In this comparative literature  lesson, students discuss and debate the marriages of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare's Macbeth   Brick and Maggie's...
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Romeo and Juliet

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils view plays and movies that show the story of Romeo and Juliet. In this Romeo and Juliet lesson plan, students learn about the characters and history behind the story.
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All the Globe’s a Stage: Shakespeare’s Theatre

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
“All the world’s a stage,” exclaims Jaques in As You Like It, but it is the structure of the Globe stage and how that structure influenced Shakespeare’s plays that is the focus of an on-line research project. Class members visit a series...
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Cyberhunt: Ahoy! Columbus

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars explore world history by participating in a biographical activity. In this Christopher Columbus lesson, students utilize the Internet to research historical facts about the man who founded America. Young scholars complete...
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So Much Can Happen in a Night!

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explore Shakespearean comedy. They read and discuss A Midsummer Night's Dream and create a soundtrack, complete with CD cover, for the play.
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Julius Caesar Oral Report

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers conduct research on William Shakespeare and Julius Caesar. They research and explore various websites, complete graphic organizers, and develop a research paper.
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The Two Gentlemen of Verona Study Questions

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Students may check some of their answers online.
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Acting Out with Shakespeare: Lesson 1 Is Number 1 Of 7 In Unit Plan

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students compare and contrast their culture with that of Shakespeare. In this compare and contrast lesson, students complete a web quest to analyze culture during Shakespeare's time; they will do this independently or with a partner....
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Reading Shakespeare's King Lear

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders read William Shakespeare's "King Lear" and draw connections to King James I with King Lear.
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Queen Elizabeth I

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, high schoolers respond to 50 multiple choice questions about Queen Elizabeth I. Students may submit their answers to be scored.

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