Why Should You Read "Hamlet"?

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Romeo may appeal to more romantic students, but the broodier teenagers in your class are bound to relate to the melancholic, inward-facing Hamlet. Show an enthralling video that summarizes plot elements, characterization, and the haunting themes throughout Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Play the video for high schoolers before starting a Hamlet unit to get them interested in the story
  • Have learners write down any questions they have about the play after watching the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires access to the Internet
  • A quiz follows the video to assess comprehension
Pros

  • Discusses the play without providing spoilers in the plot
  • Links to videos to additional tragedies as well as comedies
Cons

  • None