Thursday, May 16, 2013

Shakespeare Uncovered - Videos and Lesson Plans

Shakespeare Uncovered is a collection of videos and lesson plans hosted on PBS Learning Media. The collection is organized into twenty-one smaller, thematically collections. Some of the themes are "Shakespeare and History," "The Use of Soliloquy," and "Gender Roles in Shakespeare." Each collection includes short, documentary video clips, reading materials, and discussion questions. And like almost any new U.S.-based education site launching today, Shakespeare Uncovered includes a list of Common Core standards that can addressed through the use of the materials on the site.

Applications for Education
Shakespeare Uncovered is designed for high school students to explore more than just the writing of Shakespeare. The materials in Shakespeare Uncovered can provide a deeper understanding of what influenced Shakespeare's writings.