Want to cover one more work of Shakespeare in your high school curriculum? English and History teachers, team up for two days of exciting and engaging fun as you begin a quick study of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar.
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The complexity of this popular Shakespearean comedy play can overwhelm some students, so finding creative interpretations can help pique their interest and increase their understanding of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
Studying Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream invites students to study some of the most beautiful and lyrical language in any of Shakespeare’s plays. As with any work of Shakespeare’s, it takes some time for students to adjust to the language and truly master the art of reading the Bard.
When studying Shakespeare, especially one of his comedies, you want to ensure that students get a feel for the language and nuance of his wit and humor. The best thing teachers can do is have them stand up and perform.
Did you know the phrase “to catch a cold” originated in one of Shakespeare’s plays? These thirteen common phrases that came from Shakespeare will be a surprise to your students, and get them interested in the English Bard.
Give your students an introduction into the political analysis of Thomas Paine. This lesson covers “The Crisis” and includes a downloadable power point and worksheet.
If your students are interested in love and adventure they will love these modern adaptations of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”. This lesson plan has students creating a video review of one of these modern films.
Two modern films about Shakespeare that high school students love are ‘Shakespeare in Love’ and ‘Elizabeth’. This lesson plan is a great way to get kids excited about English.
This lesson on Thomas Paine has student learn important vocabulary from “Common Sense” and then write an essay on why the colonists should revolt against the British.