Friday, March 30, 2007

Halo Macbeth

Who said Shakespeare was boring?


A.M. Strzyz said...

Thanks for these Macbeth ideas. I'll be starting this unit later this week. It is one of my favorite works to teach and I enjoy getting new ideas.

Mr. B-G said...

You're welcome. I'll try to check out your blog to hear about how things go. I'd be interested to learn about any modifications/changes/improvements you make to the material, and how effective/appropriate these lessons are with your students.


Mr. B-G

Ms. Craig said...

I am interested in how you link Lauryn Hill to Macbeth. Could you tell me what this lesson would look like?

Mr. B-G said...

Hi Ms Craig,

Basically, we listen to the song after we're about halfway into the play, and have talked about some of the themes and character traits. All I ask is for student to make connections between the song and Macbeth. There are a number of them about power, hubris, etc.

We listen to the song, students jot down notes, and then they share any connections they've made.

Kate said...

Mr. B-G,

Thank you so much for sharing your Macbeth lessons, I love learning for other teacher's work. I am a new teacher in MA and wondering around what act do you have student's complete the Macbeth Character Poster Project?



Mr. B-G said...

Hi Kate,

I usually do it near the end of Act III or beginning of Act IV, when the four major characters are all alive (Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Macduff, Malcolm).

I suppose the play is still building at this point, and it's unclear which way things will go - a good time to gauge students' reactions and get them thinking.

I hope your first year is going well. Hang in there, spring is on its way, and summer isn't too far behind!

vickyrocky5 said...

This video is amazing and I think i'm going to show it to the class. About where would you say act 3 starts, because that is the act im going to teach.