"Shakespeare and Star Wars": Lesson Plan Day 12

This "Shakespeare and Star Wars": Lesson Plan Day 12 lesson plan also includes:

Class members compare the final 30 minutes of Lucas's Star Wars: A New Hope with Act V of Doescher's play, William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope and consider how the choice of media influences viewers' impression of the same events.  

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have those very familiar with the Star Wars® series collect evidence of color symbolism (clothing, light sabers, etc.) in the more recent films and share their findings with the class
Classroom Considerations

  • A 90-minute period or two class days are required if including the discussion of the color symbolism in the film
  • The eight in a 10-lesson unit incorporating Ian Doescher's play
Pros

  • Suggests an extension activity in which viewers analyze the color symbolism in the film
  • Builds students' knowledge and vocabulary of cinematic techniques and how to actively view films
Cons

  • None