Friday, March 30, 2007

Halo Macbeth

Who said Shakespeare was boring?

7 comments:

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.

Cheers,

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?

Thanks,

K

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.