Teaching During COVID-19

The Community Conversation scheduled for Wednesday, July 29, has been postponed. Stay tuned for updates.

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How the Folger is supporting teachers during the coronavirus pandemic

It has been our honor to support teachers everywhere with free resources for teaching and learning from home during the coronavirus pandemic. 

We are updating many of the resources that were previously available on this page as we prepare for the launch of our new teaching website Folger Teaching on Tuesday, September 8. Below is a highlight of the resources that will be available on Folger Teaching.


COVID-19 Community Conversations on Zoom

  • April 15th Community Conversation - Main topics: The Folger Method 8 Foundational Principles, an interactive choral reading activity using a scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream and an excerpt from The Autobiography of Malcolm X, and Shakespeare's Birthday 2020.

Anti-Racism resources

Folger Shakespeare texts, performances, and primary sources 

  • Spanish translation of MacbethAlfredo Michel Modenessi, a member of the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City has graciously allowed the Folger to make his beta version of Macbeth translated into modern Spanish available to readers.
  • Sessions from Shakespeare's Birthday 2020 - How to Do an Elizabethan Sword Fight in 10 Easy Steps (YouTube), Whiteness: A Primer for Understanding Shakespeare (YouTube or Facebook), and Macbeth Watch Party (Facebook). 

Lesson Plans 

  • Unit on Othello and American Moor: Folger-DC Public Schools Distance Learning Plans for Othello and American Moor by Keith Hamilton Cobb (Click on "Week 4" for the start of the unit.)
  • Unit on Hamlet: Folger-DC Public Schools Distance Learning Plans for  (Click on "Week 4" for the start of the unit.)
  • Unit on Romeo and Juliet Folger-DC Public Schools Distance Learning Plans for (Click on "Week 4" for the start of the unit.)

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