Ch 7: Teaching Macbeth

About This Chapter

This helpful chapter provides several resources that will aid you in your creation of either a lesson plan or instructional unit for teaching William Shakespeare's Macbeth. Instructors will help you review the key plotline of the story and discuss project ideas and essay prompts.

Teaching Macbeth - Chapter Summary

The well-versed instructors featured in these lessons illustrate easy-to-use topics, project ideas and discussion and study questions that will allow you to create an instructional unit or simple lesson plan around the play Macbeth. Instructors also discuss potential essay prompts about main characters and themes, and give examples of questions that check for comprehension. Additionally, outlines for Macbeth lesson and unit plans are offered so you can easily plug in key content and begin utilizing the plans in your classroom.

How It Helps

  • Facilitates understanding: By examining the components of this chapter, you'll gain a better understanding of some effective ways to teach the play Macbeth while also reviewing essential elements from the play to refresh your memory.
  • Provides useful resources: From the unit and lesson plan outlines to project ideas and essay prompts, this chapter features just about every resource you'll need to develop a teaching strategy for this play.
  • Promotes discussion and comprehension: The sample study, comprehension and discussion questions featured in this chapter are designed to encourage student discussion about key topics from the play and also evaluate their understanding of the text.

Skills Covered

By the conclusion of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Develop a unit and/or lesson plan around the play Macbeth using the outlines provided
  • Integrate the questions, topics and project ideas in this chapter into your lesson or unit plan
  • Assess your students' understanding of key elements from the play by using the comprehension questions

15 Lessons in Chapter 7: Teaching Macbeth
Macbeth Unit Plan

1. Macbeth Unit Plan

If you are teaching 'Macbeth' to your students, it can be extremely helpful to have a solid unit plan. This lesson offers you an outline that you can turn into your own.

Macbeth Lesson Plan

2. Macbeth Lesson Plan

Starting a unit on Shakespeare's Macbeth? Consider using this lesson plan to introduce the play's major themes to your students with an engaging activity, while also discussing said themes and the major concepts at work within the Scottish Play.

Macbeth Study Questions

3. Macbeth Study Questions

A solid set of study questions can ensure that students understand the main points of each scene in Macbeth. These questions address individual scenes, and they help students focus on the most important aspects of the play's plot, character, and setting.

Macbeth Comprehension Questions

4. Macbeth Comprehension Questions

Macbeth can be a complicated play to teach, and you want to monitor your students' comprehension throughout. These questions will help you check your students' understanding while also prompting critical thought about the play.

Macbeth Act 1 Discussion Questions

5. Macbeth Act 1 Discussion Questions

In this lesson, we look at some important discussion questions related to Act 1 of Shakespeare's ''Macbeth'', and provide reasons for their importance as well as answer guides.

Macbeth Act 2 Discussion Questions

6. Macbeth Act 2 Discussion Questions

These discussion questions explore the major themes and important events of Macbeth's Act II. Discussing these questions will set students up to get the most out of Acts III-V as they continue reading The Scottish Play.

Macbeth Act 3 Discussion Questions

7. Macbeth Act 3 Discussion Questions

These discussion questions delve into the way each scene of Act III develops the overall themes of 'Macbeth' while also ensuring that students catch important plot points as they arise.

Macbeth Act 4 Discussion Questions

8. Macbeth Act 4 Discussion Questions

In this lesson, we will pick some important study questions from Act 4 of Macbeth. We will then discuss them in order to better understand what is going on in the play.

Macbeth Act 5 Discussion Questions

9. Macbeth Act 5 Discussion Questions

This lesson will include some important questions that arise from Act 5 of William Shakespeare's Macbeth, which will be divided into sections by theme. Some of the more complex question will also include a brief expansion of their discussion points.

Macbeth Overview Discussion Questions

10. Macbeth Overview Discussion Questions

''Macbeth'' can be a complicated play for students to understand. The discussion questions in this lesson will help you unpack the critical themes and keep students interested in the work.

Macbeth Project Ideas

11. Macbeth Project Ideas

Use this article to get ideas for projects to help your students understand ''Macbeth''. You'll find projects that focus on drama, creative writing and visualization. Some additional educational resources are also provided.

Macbeth Essay Topics

12. Macbeth Essay Topics

These essay topics will help students explore and understand the major themes and characters of Macbeth. These prompts will help students create expository essays, compare and contrast essays, as well as more in-depth persuasive and research essays.

Macbeth Ambition Essay Prompts

13. Macbeth Ambition Essay Prompts

Ambition is one of the most important and salient themes in Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'. Help your students analyze this theme critically by using the essay prompts in this lesson.

Macbeth Tragic Hero Essay Prompts

14. Macbeth Tragic Hero Essay Prompts

As one of Shakespeare's great tragedies, the play ''Macbeth'' has much to offer students. This lesson will help you consolidate and enhance your students' understanding of the play by providing essay questions about Macbeth as a tragic hero.

Lady Macbeth Essay Questions

15. Lady Macbeth Essay Questions

Lady Macbeth is one of literature's great tragic females. This lesson provides you with some essay topics for helping students think deeply and critically about her character in the context of Shakespeare's play.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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