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Ch 10: Shakespeare for 10th Grade: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The Shakespeare unit of this 10th Grade English Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about Shakespeare. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

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.

5 Lessons in Chapter 10: Shakespeare for 10th Grade: Homeschool Curriculum
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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Summary, Quotes and Characters

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.

Introduction to Shakespeare: Life and Works

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.

Julius Caesar: Shakespeare's Play vs. History

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.

Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare's Famous Star-Crossed Lovers

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.

Twelfth Night: Themes, Quotes and Cross-Dressing Characters

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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