This The Importance of Being Earnest: Study Guide activity also includes:
Historically, members of the upper class provide plenty of fodder for comedic writers. Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest is no exception, and a study guide for the classic play discusses some of the Victorian social issues he addresses. Before watching the play, theater-goers complete activities related to the history behind the show. After the performance, they answer discussion questions and tackle fun writing tasks.
- Have the class learn some of the dances described in the guide, noting how they differ from today's popular dances
- Read a column from Miss Manners or Emily Post and discuss common rules of etiquette
- Lessons plans feature activities for grades 7-12
- Includes pictures to provide visual examples of the information in the guide
- Makes connections between the Victorian Era and modern times
- Lack rubrics and clear examples of how finished assessments should appear