Friday, February 25, 2011

Getting To Know The Bard

Hello everyone!
I hope you all had a relaxing and enjoyable weekend! Once we're finished with Of Mice and Men, we're going to get started on Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. 
http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1883770,00.html


To get our feet wet, we're going to spend class today completing a webquest that will help us get more acquainted with Shakespeare and the world in which he lived. Each of you will be working on certain aspects of Shakespeare's life, using your blogs to report out what you've learned from these resources. Here are the basic instructions:

1. Click on your link
2. Choose 4 to 6 of the most important facts or ideas related to your topic
3. Rephrase and retype those facts into a blog post
4. Find a photo, drawing, or art piece related to your topic and upload it into your blog post
5. Make the title of your post the same as your topic
6. Write a sentence or two about one or two of the facts you've located (is this similar to today or different from today?)
Shakespeare's Biography

Shakespeare's Biography (2)

Queen Elizabeth I and the Elizabethan Period

Renaissance Italy

The Plague

The Plague (2)

Elizabethan Sports

The Globe Theater

The Globe Theater (2)

Elizabethan Women

Fashion

Color of Clothing

Food

Torture and Punishment

Marriage

Love

Hairstyles


And for extra credit:
Shakespeare's Portrait
The Shakespearean Insult
Insult Generator
Happy researching!


-Mr. Thomas





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