This week, we start a new unit, a new theme, and a new author. This time of the school year is one of my favorites: it's time for Shakespeare! We will first be encountering one of his most gory and spooky, magic and epic and tragic plays of all time. A play so cursed some hesitate to say its name aloud: Macbeth!
Here's what's in store for this week (including important links to videos we will watch!):
Tues/Wed (2/16,2/17): Elizabethan England "Immersion Carousel": The majority of our block for this class will be spent immersing ourselves in Elizabethan culture. In small groups, students will watch a series of videos while taking guided notes about Shakespeare's England. After that, we will wrap up with our notes and with an intro to "The Scottish Play", aka: Macbeth.
Guided notes for 2/16, 2/17: Shakespeare and Elizabethan England
1) Shakespeare: Brief and Naughty
2) The Supersizers Go... Elizabethan!
3) Translating Yoda (see link above)
4) Elizabethan Theatre
5) Shakespeare "OP" (Original Pronunciation)
6) Insults by Shakespeare
Thurs/Fri (2/19,2/20): Shakespeare's England and Intro to Macbeth: For the last block of this short week, we will wrap up our Immersion into Elizabethan culture, and we will start watching Macbath.