ERIC Number: ED156608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Krauskopf, Carl H., III
This unit for 10th grade students on "Macbeth" is intended for college bound students. It was developed as a part of a series by the Public Education Religion Studies Center at Wright State University. In the seven-week unit, students examine the Elizabethan cultural background of Shakespeare's "Macbeth," including the political, social and religious problems of the period, particularily those reflected in the play. The religious aspect of Elizabethan culture is the focal point; however, political and social influences are included to avoid any artificial divisions. Background material is presented in the first four days of the unit, but references to that material and additional illuminating information are scattered throughout the unit. The student is helped to see that an author's initial and lasting impact depends on his ability to speak to the problems of his time in particular and to those of mankind in general. Concepts, generalizations, and subject matter are outlined in detail with references to specific acts and scenes in the play. Thirteen cognitive and affective objectives are stated along with nine suggested activities. Weekly quizzes, compositions, and a final exam are among the evaluation suggestions. The document concludes with instructional resources for the teacher and student, and with media resources. (Author/BC)
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Drama, English Literature, European History, Grade 10, Learning Activities, Political Issues, Religious Education, Secondary Education, Seventeenth Century Literature, Social Problems, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
Public Education Religion Studies Center, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio 45431 ($1.00, paper cover)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wright State Univ., Dayton, OH. Public Education Religion Studies Center.
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