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ERIC Number: ED471426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Pages: 48
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
"Hamlet": Something Is Tragic in the State of Denmark.
Fisher, Jessica
This unit seeks to teach Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in a way that the students will have a full understanding of the play. The unit's introduction is designed to get the students acquainted with Shakespeare's language, to motivate them to read the play, and to make them feel confident about approaching the play. Lessons in the unit are fun, and they focus on major events that take place in the play. Emphasis in the unit is on group work and activities since the aim is for students to have a lot of "hands-on" work. Even though there are a lot of different activities, the timeline project continues throughout the unit, and it ties everything together at the end. The unit is divided into the following parts: Purpose of Unit; Breakdown of Assessment; Integration with Other Content; Lesson Plans; and Bibliography (10 items). For each scene or act featured in the lessons, the unit provides educational objectives; cites content areas; lists materials needed; addresses motivation; details a step-by-step procedure; discusses closure and modifications for inclusion; suggests follow-up activities; notes student assessment/evaluation; poses questions for self reflection and, usually, for quizzes. Attached are handouts and illustrative materials. (NKA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A