Lesson Plans
Shakespeare 1st Q 12.13 Lesson Plans
Week: 08/20/2012 Instructor: Duane Hannan Academics
Intro to class--objectives, rules, activities, grading, content

Hamlet--the opening scene: in media res, the conflicts, the language of war in figurative language; read to the ghost's first exit

Elizabethan life--break down society, list three areas

Elizabethan life--select one of the areas at http://elizabethan.org/compendium/index.html, summarize the highlights of each selected area: http://elizabethan.org/compendium/index.html

Hamlet--words; finish 1.1: the conflicts, a "strange eruption to our state" and its character, a precedent in Rome, a belief system

Sub--Ms. Jansma

Hamlet--read around act 3, scene1 (the "to be" speech); discuss the metaphors, the depth of Hamlet's emotion; divide the speech into a dialog, rehearse, deliver, discuss

Independent Reading

Elizabethan life--prepare presentations, present

Hamlet--in groups of 2, divide the "to be" passage into dialog

Hamlet--present dialogs, discuss; read 1.2 to Laertes exits: the pile of Hamlet's problems, the depth of the king's insults