TOPIC:
Life in Shakespeare’s Theatre/Time

ESSENTIAL UNDERSTANDINGS:
Storytelling is universal although the method/mode evolves over time
Shared stories shape culture
Shakespeare’s literature influences and continues to endure

ESSENTIAL & GUIDING QUESTIONS:
Why do we share stories?
Why is Shakespeare popular?
How would Shakespeare share his stories today?

SPECIFIC OUTCOMES:
  1. Use inquiry to explore authentic (real-life) problems, questions, and issues associated with identity, social responsibility, and efficacy (Inquire)
  2. Communicate findings and conclusions about a problem, question, or issue in a clear visual, oral, and written format (Inquire)
  3. View and respond to visual and multimedia texts including television programs, advertisement, posters, explaining aspects of the creator’s technique and why viewers react to the particular text as they do (Comprehend & Respond)
  4. Create original texts (i.e. poem, play, description, letter, journal entry) to communicate and demonstrate understanding (Compose & Create)

INDICATORS:
  1. Select, use, and organize ideas and information to review and add to knowledge (i.e. comparison)
  2. Share findings and conclusions in a clear visual, oral, and written format
  3. Review visual information and techniques by viewing, responding, and explaining aspects of the creator’s techniques and why viewers react as they do
  4. a) Use all aspects of the writing process to produce a narrative composition that tells a story and entertains
b) Create original texts to communicate and demonstrate understanding