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William Shakespeare

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
After watching a three-minute video detailing the life of William Shakespeare, scholars take part in several activities designed to show what they know about the famous writer. Learners read a series of eight sentences and put them in...
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William Shakespeare- Mini Biography

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Who was this guy anyway? Introduce William Shakespeare with a video biography that provides a brief overview of the Bard's life and works.
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Merely Players

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Disguises and role playing are the focus of a resource that uses Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Twelfth Night, and Henry IV, Part I, to demonstrate how we all play many parts in our lives; how we all are “merely players.” The many...
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Did Shakespeare Write His Plays?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can we test whether lines ascribed to William Shakespeare were actually written by someone else? Science and linguistics join forces in this fantastic TED-Ed video to help us investigate the theory of whether history's greatest writer...
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Shakespeare & The Renaissance: Activity Ideas

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Looking for ways to implement the words and works of William Shakespeare into your curriculum? This list of activity ideas is a great starting point, as it covers a wide range of grade levels and a wealth of online references to explore.
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Fact Sheet: Shakespeare

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When it comes to William Shakespeare, there seem to be more questions than answers! Using the fact sheet, pupils uncover information about the Bard's home and family life, as well as his schooling and career. Readers also learn about his...
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Shakespeare Was A Black Woman

For Teachers 7th - 12th
"I all alone beweep my outcast state." After a discussion of the "Shakespeare in American Life" segment in which Maya Angelou's relates her reaction to Sonnet 29, class groups create and perform a scene about an outcast that includes the...
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Understanding Shakespeare: "Sonnet 18"

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Give life to a study of sonnets with a plan that models a lovely and more temperate approach to literary analysis. The resource packet includes a carefully scaffolded plan, graphic organizers, a copy of the poem, and everything else...
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Shakespeare's Ugly Women

For Teachers 12th
Spark some provocative discussions about attractiveness and the Elizabethan view of women. What is Shakespeare trying to say about female beauty in Sonnet 130? Do you see anything like this today in modern songs? Writers then come up...
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Straight Outta Stratford-Upon-Avon - Shakespeare's Early Days: Crash Course Theater #14

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Who would've guessed that a boy from the sleepy town Stratford-upon-Avon would grow up to become one of the greatest playwrights of all time? Scholars only know a few details about Shakespeare's early life, but that information is the...
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Shakespeare and The Globe

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
A PowerPoint fill-in-the-blanks exam that tests learners knowledge of the life and times of William Shakespeare? Why not? The presentation could be used as a general review or as an introductory activity to assess prior knowledge.
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Much Ado About Shakespeare

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Lesson ideas to introduce pupils to the life, language, and works of William Shakespeare.
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Three-Day Othello Unit

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Introduce your class to William Shakespeare and his tragedy of Othello. While this lesson plan does not provide details, it does give you an outline of how to introduce Shakespeare and one of his well-known plays. Topics to discuss...
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Shakespeare: Nonverbal and Verbal Communication

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Define nonverbal communication and view "The Shakespeare Sessions" for examples of nonverbal communication. Groups read through the dialogue of a scene and assign appropriate gestures, movements, and mannerisms to events and characters....
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9 for 10 - Julius Caesar

For Students 10th
Choose the missing word in several quotes from William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. Most are multiple-choice, though a few are fill-in-the-blank. The last answer is made from the first letters of the previous answers.
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Why Shakespeare Loved Iambic Pentameter

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Spice up your traditional approach to teaching poetic structure with a wonderful animated video, which not only covers such terms as foot, meter, verse, but also stresses Shakespeare's unique use of iambic pentameter to convey emotion...
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Merely Players

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
“. . . one man in his time plays many parts,/His acts being seven ages.” Jaques famous speech from Act II, scene vii of As you Like It sets the stage for an examination of the roles people play. Class members not only consider the roles...
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A Teacher's Guide to William Shakespeare's Hamlet

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Should Hamlet avenge his father's death? Is the ghost telling the truth or is it trying to trick Hamlet? Is Hamlet's inconsistent behavior a ploy or is he really insane? Something really is rotten in Denmark, and with the help of the...
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Shakespeare Character Analysis Worksheet

For Students 9th - 12th
Engage your class in character analysis of any Shakespeare character with this worksheet. Class members pretend that they are reporters and imagine responses that their chosen character would supply for 14 pre-determined questions. While...
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Shakespeare 2000

For Teachers 12th
Comparing the more modern film Ten Things I Hate About You to The Taming of the Shrew leads to an understanding of how Shakespearean plots can be applied to modern-day situations and characters. As a culminating activity, groups select a...
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Shakespeare 2000

For Teachers 12th Standards
Young thespians can try their hand at writing a script and acting out a scene, while gaining a deeper understanding of the universal topics presented in Shakespeare's wide array of plays. Begin the lesson by conducting a compare and...
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Vengeful Verbs in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
It's time for pupils to read, examine, and contemplate literature to explore the difference between vivid and generic verbs. Pupils distinguish between the two types of verbs as they read the ghost scene from Shakespeare's Hamlet. They...
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Measure for Measure: Anticipation Guide

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Be bold and never fearful! Tempt your scholars with an Anticipation Guide for Measure for Measure. Before reading Shakespeare’s problem play, class members label a series of statements as either true or false in their opinion. (It’s okay...
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Suits of Woe: Grief and Loss in Hamlet

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
“Thou know’st ‘tis common; all that lives must die/Passing through nature to eternity.” Grief, and the response to grief and loss, is the focus of a series of activities that uses Hamlet as a launchpad. Groups examine Act I, scene ii to...