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Lesson 09: Would the real Portia please stand up?

Students will explore the subtext of the two scenes in which Portia appears, to compare the language she uses with her husband Brutus in


 

Touchstone vs. Jaques:  Analyzing Mood in As You Like It

Students' ability to recognize ways Shakespeare creates and uses mood will augment their analysis of the text and help them in making performance choices.

 

This lesson will take two to three class periods.



 

www.Hamlet

Students will use online resources in order to examine patterns of imagery in Hamlet. By comparing these patterns to those of other Shakespeare plays, the students will draw conclusions about the different reasons Shakespeare uses imagery …


 

"Things that do presage."

Using Julius Caesar 5.1.76-95, this lesson will explore suggestive language and the use of symbols and foreshadowing …


 

"Purge him of that humour": Leontes' Sickness and Cure
This activity provides students with a fundamental understanding of the humours--the system that underlies Elizabethan psychology, science, and medicine--and encourages them to reflect on the systems we use today to explain human behavior. Use this …

 

"Do you see the light?"

Students will take a close look at a selected Shakespeare sonnet. They will choose from a select list of sonnets, rich in imagery. Students will use 


 

17th Century Rules of Marriage

Students often ask questions about marriage in Shakespeare's day. This activity allows students to examine a primary source from 1604 to help them gain a better understanding of the rules of marriage in the early seventeenth century, and to apply …


 

Lose the Lute!

This lesson allows students to choose modern songs and match them with the mood established by the scripted songs in As You Like It or other plays. To substitute well, students will need a full understanding of the original songs' tone …


 

Nurture that Nature

There are three basic objectives for this lesson. One objective is to get students to use digital images of primary source materials to learn about the medicinal uses of plants during Shakespeare's lifetime. Another objective is for students to …


 

It's Elementary!: Stomping and Romping with Shakespeare

In introducing Shakespeare to elementary students, the best place to start is with the rhythm of the language in Shakespeare's songs. Children respond to the sound and beat of Shakespeare as much as they respond to his wonderful stories and …


 

"Remembrance of Yours...." Analyzing characters using mementos.

Assigning a final project that asks students to demonstrate their understanding of character using both print and non-print medium is an informative way to assess their comprehension.For this project, students choose two characters from …


 

www.Othello

Students will use online resources in order to examine patterns of imagery in Othello. By comparing these patterns to those of other Shakespeare plays, the students will draw conclusions about the different reasons Shakespeare uses imagery …

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