I am very excited to teach Shakespeare’s Macbeth this quarter!
This unit is designed to be
Students will hopefully learn/understand/explore
- how Shakespeare’s stories have influenced our culture
- how Shakespeare developed themes of ambition, fate vs free will, and cruelty’s relationship to masculinity
- the diversity of the various film and stage representations of Macbeth
I taught this play once, several years ago (2012 in Newtown, CT). The students I taught back then still keep in touch with me, and still have fond memories of experiencing this play.
This content for this unit is primarily centered around the play. Still, many of the lessons can be used with lots of Shakespeare plays, or any type of drama. Certainly, the unit will involve close reading strategies that are engaging and can be used when reading any type of media.
As always, feel free to use whatever you want, however you want, and share it with whoever you want.