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Ch 5: Shakespeare for 10th Grade Lesson Plans

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The Shakespeare for 10th Grade Lesson Plans chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the life and several major works of Shakespeare in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Shakespeare for 10th Grade chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Introduction to Shakespeare: Life and Works Exploration of the plays and characters of William Shakespeare
Tuesday Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare's Famous Star-Crossed Lovers Analyzing and understanding Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
Wednesday A Midsummer Night's Dream: Summary, Quotes and Characters Summary of the events of the comedic play by Shakespeare
Thursday Julius Caesar: Shakespeare's Play vs. History Shakespeare's take on Roman history versus what actually happened in Roman history
Friday Twelfth Night: Themes, Quotes and Cross-Dressing Characters Study of the crucial points of Shakespeare's comedic play

5 Lessons in Chapter 5: Shakespeare for 10th Grade Lesson Plans
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Introduction to Shakespeare: Life and Works

1. 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.

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

2. 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.

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Summary, Quotes and Characters

3. 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.

Julius Caesar: Shakespeare's Play vs. History

4. 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.

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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