Folger Education offers a world of online resources for teachers, from lesson plans to study guides to videos. As a national leader in the way Shakespeare is taught in American classrooms, we believe that the best way to help students succeed is to provide teachers with the best classroom resources possible.
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Shakespeare Lesson Plans
Explore lesson plans by play, or find lessons on preparing your students for a Shakespeare unit. New lessons added each month!
A one-click stop for all of our resources - from lesson plans to podcasts - on the most frequently taught plays.
Folger Digital Texts
Folger Digital Texts offer the same play texts as in the Folger Shakespeare Library editions and use the same page numbering, making it easier to use the two together! (Folger Digital Texts don't include the notes, glosses, essays, and illustrations included in the Folger editions.)
The Folger Shakespeare Library is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare materials. Browse our primary resources by topic or play. A great source for materials to supplement the text!
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Audio and Video Resources
Free podcasts and videos to help you prepare for teaching Shakespeare, as well as engaging materials designed for classroom use. Check us out on YouTube and iTunes as well.
Shakespeare for Kids
Shakespearean games, puzzles, and other activities for younger students.