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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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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