Education

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Talking to Myself

In this lesson from Shakespeare Uncovered, students will examine Shakespeare’s use of soliloquies in Hamlet, focusing on the famous “To be or not to be” speech. This lesson is best used during or after a reading of Hamlet.

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Henry IV, Part I: Does Father Know Best?

In this lesson from Shakespeare Uncovered, students will examine the relationships between parents and children in Henry IV, Part I.This lesson is best used after reading Act III, Scene ii of Henry IV, Part I, or after reading the entire play.

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All the Globe’s a Stage: Shakespeare’s Theatre

In this lesson from Shakespeare Uncovered, students will develop their understanding of how Shakespeare’s plays were influenced by the physical space in which they were originally produced, the Globe Theatre. This lesson is best used as an introduction to or during the reading of any play by Shakespeare.

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EDSITEment Shakespeare

EDSITEment, a partnership among the National Endowment for the Humanities, Verizon Foundation, and the National Trust for the Humanities, offers a treasure trove of K-12 high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of Literature and Language Arts, Foreign Languages, Art and Culture, and History and Social Studies.

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Shakespeare Uncovered: On Air, Online and in the Classroom

View an online interactive workshop presented by WNET New York Public Media and hosted by the Amazing Resources for Educators community at edweb.net, sponsored by Big Deal Media. The workshop highlights Shakespeare Uncovered and the accompanying free online educational resources.

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Supernatural Shakespeare and Macbeth

In this lesson from Shakepeare Uncovered, students will explore how Shakespeare uses supernatural elements in Macbeth. This lesson is best used during a reading of Macbeth.

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Speak, I Charge You

This lesson explores the validity of a statement Ethan Hawke makes in the Macbeth episode of Shakespeare Uncovered: “There’s always a certain magic that happens when you start to say the lines out loud that you can’t anticipate.”

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Women’s Roles in As You Like It

In this lesson from Shakespeare Uncovered, students will explore the role of women in Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It.This lesson is best used during a reading of As You Like It.

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Merely Players

In this lesson, students will view and discuss several video segments from Shakespeare Uncovered to explore one of Shakespeare’s signature dramatic elements – the use of role playing and disguise. This lesson has been designed as a pre-reading activity for a unit on one of the comedies or on Henry IV, Part I. It can also be used as a stand-alone lesson allowing students to explore Shakespeare’s art and craft.