Shakespeare - Semester 1

 

Where are you on your Race to Royalty? 

 

     Are you still a Peasant? Have you made it to Knight? Are you a Baron or Baroness, or have you made it Prince or Princess? Did you make it to King or Queen? Is your ambition set for Emperor or Empress?

 

                                                                       

                                               

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                CURRENT ROYAL STATUS'

 

          Emperor/Empress:  Empress Abby, Emperor Ammon, Empress Emi, Emperor LeGrand, & Emperor Philip

          King/Queen: Queen Anna, Queen Ella, King Jaden, Queen Sariah B., & Queen Sariah R.

          Prince/Princess: Prince Eli

          Duke/Duchess: Duchess Clara, & Duke Tevin

          Marquess/Marchioness: Marquess Ezra, Marchioness Julianna, & Marquess Vinny

          Count/Countess: 

          Baron/Baroness: 

          Knight:   

          Magistrate: Magistrate Margaret

          Guildsman: Melanie the Guildswoman

          Commoner: 

          Peasant: 

 

 

The Queens Challenge: The Ten Steps

  1.  Read Hamlet and discuss it in class

  2.  Hand in your completed Vocabulary List

  3.  Make it at least to Marquess or Marchioness (7 plays) in the Race to Royalty (Recommended Plays to Watch or you can  listen to them from Libravox.org)

  4.  Participate in the Shakespeare Parents Fair

  5.  Participate in the Spring Performance

  6.  Turn in your Personal Vocabulary List & the completed Common Old English Terms List

  7.  Pass off the Iambic Pentameter

  8.  Make a 10-15 minute Presentation on an Elizabethan Era Topic

  9.  Recite from memory the Soliloquy

  10.  Turn in 7 Opinion Papers and a Summary of Merchant of Venice

                                                            HAMLET Reading & Writing Inspirements

 

                                          September 25th - Read: Act I, Scenes 1-2. Be ready for colloquium with a discussion question or two. 

                                                                   Opinion Paper: What does "frailty, thy name is woman" mean? Are women more frail than

                                                                                        men? Explain.

                                                                   Bonus Question: What does "mote in the eye" mean?

                                                                   Presentation on  

                                               October 2nd - Read: Act I, Scenes 3-5. Be ready for colloquium with a discussion question or two. 

                                                                   Opinion Paper: Is it better to let others share our burdens? When you share them do you

                                                                                        make better decisions about them? Why or why not?

                                                                   Bonus Question: Where is Wittinbereng?

                                                                   Presentation on God, Religion, and Superstition by Anna.

           October 9th - Read: Act II, Scenes 1-2 (to line 221). Be ready for colloquium with a discussion question or two. 

                                Opinion Paper: Make a plot chart. Describe the plots being laid.

                                Bonus Question: Where did the phrase eavesdropping originate?

                                Presentations on The ruling class by Abby and Mysticism and animals by Ammon.                              

          October 16th - Read: Act II, finish Scene 2. Be ready for colloquium with a discussion question or two. 

                               Opinion Paper: How would you feel if your parents hired someone to be your friend?

                               Bonus Question: Where do the names Polonius, Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, and Ophelia originate?

                               Presentations on Religion of the times by Jaden and Who gets an education? by Sariah B.

         October 23rd - Read: Act III, Scene 1. Be ready for colloquium with a discussion question or two. 

                               Opinion Paper: Is there life after death? Describe what it would be like if there isn't or if there is.

                              Bonus Question: What is the climate like in Elsinore?

                               Presentation on Myths, Legends, and mysteries by Melanie.

         October 30th - Read: Act III, Scene 2. Be ready for colloquium with a discussion question or two. 

                               Opinion Paper: What is true friendship?

                              Bonus Question: Name a Greek tragedy.

                                Presentation on Off with his head! Unemployment, crime, and punishment by LeGrande.

       November 6th - Read: Act III, Scenes 3-4. Be ready for colloquium with a discussion question or two. 

                               Opinion Paper: Give and example of eavesdropping. What do you think of it?

                              Bonus Question: Where does the name Hamlet originate? How does it relate to William Shakespeare?

                                Presentation on What did people wear by Emi.

      November 13th - Read: Act IV, Scene 1-4. Be ready for colloquium with a discussion question or two. 

                               Opinion Paper: Describe what it feels like after you have done something wrong or bad.

                              Bonus Question: What is fortinbras?

                                Presentation on Death, burial, and ghosts by Tevin.

     November 20th - Read: Act IV, Scene 5-7. Be ready for colloquium with a discussion question or two. 

                               Opinion Paper: Is it right to seek revenge? Is it good? Explain.

                              Bonus Question: How long does it take a body to completely decompose down to bones?

                               Presentations on Weapons by Philip and What the heck is a fork? Food and dining customs by Sariah R.

       December 4th - Read: Act V. Scene 1. Be ready for colloquium with a discussion question or two. 

                               Opinion Paper: Write a summary of Hamlet (Step 10), or Write what you learned by reading Hamlet.

                              Bonus Question: What is the square mileage of Denmark?

                               Presentations on Witches, fairies, and things that go bump in the night by Ella and A man's home is his castle - housing for the rich and poor by Margaret

      December 11th - Study for test. Presentation on the War of the Roses by Clara.

                             

 

Semester 2 Begins December 12th - See Semester 2 for Details...