An Interactive Guide to Shakespeare's London
A virtual tour of Shakespeare's London will get kids to interact with the culture of Elizabethan England.
Paul H. The Shakespearean Student
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Over 5 weeks
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To teach kids about the Elizabethan era and the background of Romeo and Juliet, The Instructor will interact with the class (via pre-recorded videos), pretending to be Shakespeare. The class, pretending to be actors in Romeo and Juliet, will get a virtual tour of The Globe Theater, Hampton Court Palace, and a virtual visit to an Elizabethan doctor's office. This activity is an immersive way for them to learn about the period, how it relates to the world of the play, and how Shakespeare...
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."
There is no homework for the class, however a handout will be provided that the students can fill out as they watch the videos, go to the various websites, and complete the web activities. This handout has information that aligns with real US academic standards and will help your child get a clear background on the life and career of William Shakespeare, as well as the time period in which he lived.
No live meetings, and maybe some time outside of class.
-Youtube -Nearpod: https://nearpod.com/library/preview/lesson-L122994037 - Google Sites: https://sites.google.com/nebobcats.org/visit-to-elizabethan-london/home?authuser=0
Paul H. The Shakespearean Student
Teacher, lecturer, actor, astronomer, and technology specialist
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
48 total reviews
86 completed classes
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...