Lesson Plans
Shakespeare 1st Q 08.09 Lesson Plans
Week: 09/01/2008 Instructor: Duane Hannan Academics
No school--Labor Day

Intro to class: objectives, grades/expectations, activities, rules

Hamlet: group reading of act 1, scene 2, "O, that this too too solid flesh . . ."; how sad one can be

Hamlet--the characters: make some predictions; read the opening scene until the ghost shows up: mood in the words--the atmosphere, and the attitudes of the characters; read to where the ghost returns--a list of troubles

Video of opening scene contrasting Zeffirelli and Branaugh

Shakespeare bio--what we know; view "In search of Shakespeare" to

Hamlet--read to the end of the scene: what Shakespeare accomplishes and how he does so in terms of beginning plot/conflict, character development, mood

Hamlet--who Hamlet is; read act 1, scene 2 to Hamlet's soliloquy; how Hamlet delivers his line, "I shall in all my best obey you."; antithesis and why Hamlet is upset: read to Horatio's entrance/review Claudius's speech (why it's so long winded); finish scene 2--foreshadowing

Shakespeare Bio--"In Search of Shakespeare" to

Hamlet--spell/vocab list; read act 1, scene 3: a new plot; how it relates/contrasts

Preparing for theater--I'm glad you're here today

Shakespeare Bio--"In Search of Shakespeare" to