Lesson Plans
Shakespeare 1st Q 09.10 Lesson Plans
Week: 09/14/2009 Instructor: Duane Hannan Academics
Independent Reading

NWEA testing

Meet Wed. in the Tech Campus Lab

"Macbeth"--what can we expect from a group of soldiers? read act 1, scene 2; list the language of soldiers/war; characters: the qualities of Macbeth/Banquo; see video through act 1, scene 2; read act 1, scene 3 to 39: list the qualities that make it a chant

The final test on "Macbeth"--what is the scope of Macbeth's suffering/what human qualities does he lose? can you think of an example of someone who loses in the quest for power? what role does prophesy have in the play/what role does the supernatural have? how is Macbeth a tragic character/what flaw or flaws lie within him? how does Shakespeare use figurative language to support theme in the play?

Essay on "Macbeth": "Shakespeare's Macbeth"--questions: why might Shakespeare take interest in the Scottish history of the 1000s? why is the "spectacle of violence" popular today? what movies contain such violence as described in the essay? Due Thursday

Influences on an artist--list; select a cultural influence, find its impact on Shakespeare; what's the state of the cultural phenomenon during the 1580s-1620s? how does Shakespeare "swim through" the cultural phenomenon? develop a "theory of influence" based on research; due Monday an understanding of the cultural phenomenon at the time
Independent Reading

Essay on "Macbeth" questions due

"Macbeth"--read out loud Macbeth's commands to the witches to explain themselves; read to the end of act 1, scene 3; the importance of the asides: where Macbeth's emotions reside

Article of the Week due: "Small Towns"; due next Friday:

Essay on "Macbeth": "Reading Shakespeare's Language"--what words don't we use any longer or that have changed in meaning or that are unique to our environment? group work; delaying the meaningful verb, ellipsis, inverted subject/verb; group work; read "Words" and "Sentences"

"Macbeth"--read through act 1, scene 5, line 6; the contrasting: loyalty and betrayal