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An Interactive Guide to Shakespeare's London

Paul H. The Shakespearean Student
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(51)
A virtual tour of Shakespeare's London will get kids to interact with the culture of Elizabethan England.

Class experience

US Grade 8 - 11
Follows Teacher-Created Curriculum
5 lessons//5 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Background on William Shakespeare and his Plays
Meet Mr. Shakespeare and hear about his life and work.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
The Globe Theater
Take a virtual field trip to Shakespeare's theater, The Globe
 Week 3
Lesson 3
The Elizabethan Era
Get the inside story on the politics, history, and daily life in Shakespeare's time.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
The Plague
Look at the shocking facts about how a deadly disease struck England at the same time Shakespeare was writing "Romeo and Juiet"
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Romeo and Juliet
Learn the story and characters of "Romeo and Juliet"
The main objective of this class is Introduce the class to the culture and society of Shakespeare’s plays. The class is divided into different aspects of that culture and as we "visit" each location, the students will learn facts about that aspect of culture:
1. The Stage- 
- How Elizabethan actors learned their parts, the theater they performed in, and the importance of costumes.

2. The Castle- 
- Queen Elizabeth's reign from 1538-1603, including her parents, her struggles to keep the Protestant Reformation continuing, and her patronage of arts and poetry.

3. The Balcony- 
-We will cover the plot of Romeo and Juliet and introduce the major characters
- We will cover the lives of Elizabethan teenagers from birth, education, 
- I will contrast 17th century marriage practices to 21st century marriages including the status of women, the use of dowries, and marital alliances since "Romeo and Juliet" 

4. The Street- We will cover the culture of dueling and the prevalence of violence in the play "Romeo and Juliet."
5. The Plague Doctor's Office- We will learn about sanitation and cleanliness in Elizabethan London, and the way Italians like Romeo and Juliet tried to fight the pandemic known as Bubonic Plague. We will also explain how Shakespeare uses the plague as a metaphor for hatred and violence in the text of "Romeo and Juliet." 
-Nearpod: https://nearpod.com/library/preview/lesson-L122994037
- Google Sites: https://sites.google.com/nebobcats.org/visit-to-elizabethan-london/home?authuser=0
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(51)
I specialize in Shakespeare and Astronomy, having worked in theater for over 10 years, and for two years as a professional astronomy assistant. I teach courses in Shakespeare Appreciation and Shakespearean acting, as well as basic astronomy for... 
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5 pre-recorded lessons
5 weeks of teacher support
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1 year of access to the content

Completed by 5 learners
Ages: 13-18

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