About This Chapter
Who's it for?
This unit of our 10th Grade English Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about Shakespeare. There is no faster or easier way to learn about Shakespeare. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about Shakespeare's life, themes and characters.
- Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
- Homeschool parents who need an English curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
- Gifted students and students with learning differences.
How it works:
- Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
- Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
- Short quizzes and a Shakespeare for 10th grade unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.
Shakespeare for 10th Grade Unit Objectives:
- Learn about Shakespeare's life and major works.
- Study Romeo and Juliet and the theme of star-crossed lovers.
- Take a look at A Midsummer Night's Dream and discuss the cast of characters.
- Compare factual history to the play of Julius Caesar.
- Address the use of cross-dressing characters in Twelfth Night.
1. A Midsummer Night's Dream: Summary, Quotes and Characters
In this lesson, you'll learn about how love goes awry when magic interferes with the crazy exploits of a group of young Athenians, some fairies and some amateur actors in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
2. Introduction to Shakespeare: Life and Works
This video provides a crash course introduction to William Shakespeare's life, plays, and poetry. From 'Two Gentlemen of Verona' to 'The Tempest', we'll give you a timeline of his works and quick descriptions of what you need to know to identify them.
3. Julius Caesar: Shakespeare's Play vs. History
In this lesson, we'll examine Shakespeare's take on the life of Julius Caesar, which spawned such famous quotes as 'Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears!' and 'Et tu, Brute!' We'll also take a look at Brutus and Cassius, the conspirators who plotted Caesar's demise, as well as Mark Antony and Octavius, who remained loyal.
4. Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare's Famous Star-Crossed Lovers
Great tragedies resonate throughout time. In this lesson, we'll go over the role of fate in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. We'll explore the story of his star-crossed lovers and explain some of his most famous quotes.
5. Twelfth Night: Themes, Quotes and Cross-Dressing Characters
In this lesson, we'll outline the interplay between love and deception in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. We'll go over plot, characters, and figure out what Shakespeare's cross-dressing heroine Viola means in the context of love.
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Other chapters within the 10th Grade English: Homeschool Curriculum course
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- Citing Source Material: Homeschool Curriculum
- Identifying Usage Errors: Homeschool Curriculum
- Drama for 10th Grade: Homeschool Curriculum
- Introduction to Literary Criticism: Homeschool Curriculum
- Ancient Literature for 10th Grade: Homeschool Curriculum
- American Prose for 10th Grade: Homeschool Curriculum
- British Fiction for 10th Grade: Homeschool Curriculum
- African American Authors: Homeschool Curriculum
- Literary Genres - 10th Grade: Homeschool Curriculum
- Text Analysis - 10th Grade: Homeschool Curriculum
- The Writing Process for 10th Grade: Homeschool Curriculum
- Developing as a Reader and Writer: Homeschool Curriculum
- 10th Grade Grammar Skills: Homeschool Curriculum
- Punctuation Skills - 10th Grade: Homeschool Curriculum
- Reading Other Forms of Media: Homeschool Curriculum