Learning to Love Shakespeare: Hamlet
In this 4-week literature class, students will be empowered to truly understand the story of Hamlet and why his work continues to be so relevant today.
Sean Foster Collins, BA, BEd.
313 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 30 learners
Twice per week
over 4 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does a "Multi-Day" course work?
Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries
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If so many people find the language of Shakespeare so challenging, why do we still read and examine a play like Hamlet more than 400 years after it was written The short answer: it's an awesome story and (in my opinion) Shakespeare's best. It has ghosts, romance, murder, comedy, tragedy, inner turmoil, deep philosophy, sword fights, and all of it is wrapped in a beautiful and strict poetic form. Shakespeare's plays were always meant to be for everyone, not just the select few who could...
Students will learn the story of Hamlet and feel empowered to truly understand Shakespeare's language, his poetic style, and his insights into human nature.
For more than 20 years, I have been a senior level English and Writer's Craft teacher where I have taught a number of Shakespearean texts to students from grade 7 to 12. I have a bachelor's degree in English from Trent University in Ontario, Canada and a bachelor's of Education from the University of Western Sydney in Australia.
Guided questions based on the material read in class. Occasional self-directed reading at home of a scene or two. An optional project that can suit students interest and skill level best. It can be a formal written essay or a creative project. This will be determined collaboratively with the students.
A PDF text of the play as well as a package of guided reading questions will be provided by the teacher.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students are assessed informally each class through questioning and discussion. The optional final project will provide an opportunity for a more formal assessment in the form of a letter grade based on a clearly articulated rubric. *Parents are encouraged to get in touch if they would like to see these formal assessments completed in order to reach learning goals.
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
The play presents violent imagery and frank discussions about death and the comparative value of life. Some students may find the material upsetting.
The teacher will provide a PDF of the text of the play that students can view or print if they would like a hard copy.
Sean Foster Collins, BA, BEd.
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🇨🇦Lives in Canada
313 total reviews
292 completed classes
Teacher Sean Foster Collins has been teaching English and Humanities since 2002. He teaches ESL, English, Writer’s Craft, as well as junior and senior Law classes. His experience includes middle school and high school teaching in Toronto,...