Learning to Love Shakespeare: Macbeth
Sean Foster Collins, BA, BEd.
In this 4-week literature class, students will be empowered to truly understand the story of Macbeth and why his work continues to be so relevant today.
US Grade 7 - 10
If so many people find the language of Shakespeare so challenging, why do we still read and examine a play like Macbeth more than 400 years after it was written? The short answer: it's a fantastic story. It has mystery, tragedy, comedy, betrayal, deep philosophy, bloody battles and creepy witches, 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 understand them. In this class my...
Students will learn the story of Macbeth and feel empowered to truly understand Shakespeare's language, his poetic style, and his insights into human nature.
Prior to joining Outschool in 2020, I was a classroom teacher of middle school and high school specializing in senior level English for more than 20 years. I have taught 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.
Homework OfferedGuided 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.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments OfferedStudents are assessed informally each class through questioning and discussion. The optional final project will provide an opportunity for a more formal assessment.
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.
The play presents violent imagery and mature themes about life, death, good and evil that some students may find 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.
Meet the teacher
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,...
$128for 8 classes
2x per week, 4 weeks
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(16)
Completed by 28 learners
Live video meetings
3-10 learners per class