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Curated Lesson Resources - Shakespeare

Why Shakespeare loved iambic pentameter - David T. Freeman and Gregory Taylor

Description: This video explain iambic pentameter and why Shakespeare utilized this literary format in his plays.
Rationale: I chose this video because it clearly explains iambic pentameter in a fun and descriptive way.

Comedies, Romances, and Shakespeare's Heroines: Crash Course Theater #16

Description: This video explains in depth some of Shakespeare's ideas and genres discovered in his plays.
Rationale: Crash Course videos explains things very well for students in relating with them in how they learn.

Understanding Shakespeare

Description: This video explains Shakespeare's career as a playwright and how he altered the history of Theatre.
Rationale: I chose this video because it includes some of Shakespeare's works and explains them to the audience and how these works came about.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE - A Kid Explains History, Episode 9

Description: This video comes from a kid who is explaining Shakespeare, some of the literary devices he uses, and looking about some of his plays.
Rationale: I chose this video because it is an unique perspective coming from a kid who explains Shakespeare in easy terms.

Why Do We Still Care About Shakespeare? | Ovations | UTSA's College of Liberal and Fine Arts Magazine

Description: This article explains why we still study Shakespeare even after all this time in a short but still descriptive way.
Rationale: I chose this website because it is from credible scholars but is also a short article that is easy to read.


Description: This website explains more about the era of Theatre that Shakespeare was writing and living in and how this correlates with his writing style.
Rationale: I chose this website because it explains Elizabethan Theatre with images and text to form an understanding of the era.

Much ado about Shakespeare part 4: Shakespeare – 21st Century Playwright

Description: This is a link to a podcast about Shakespeare and how his legacy still lives today.
Rationale: I chose this podcast because it allows for a new perspective for the students on how Shakespeare is still important today.

Teachers Shake Up Shakespeare with Digital Media | Edutopia

Description: I found this website with resources for me to use in the classroom and I just put it in this listly to have it available with my other resources.
Rationale: This article has many different kinds of resources I can use in my lesson.

Shakespeare References in Rap Lyrics: An Animated History

Description: This video explains how Shakespeare's works are still in modern culture specifically to rap music.
Rationale: I chose this video to explain how Shakespeare still lasts in many different forms and not just Theatre.

J. K. Rowling vs Shakespeare rap battle | CBBC

Description: This video explains the differences in how important Shakespeare is compared to a well-renowned writer of today.
Rationale: I chose this to connect with my students in a way that would be seen as something they could do as well with literature.


Shakespeare Statistics

Shakespeare Statistics

Description: This image gives some statistics on Shakespeare's life and quick facts about him.
Rationale: I chose this image because it is visually pleasing and something that could easily be a quick fact learning image.


Shakespeare Words

Shakespeare Words

Description: This image includes many of the words Shakespeare coined and are ones we still use today.
Rationale: I chose this image but it helps relate Shakespeare to the students today and how his work including coined words are still in use.