- Gain “Shakespeare Literacy.”
Demonstrate mastery over fundamental information about Shakespeare’s works, life, and legacy
- Breadth (knowledge of a range of Shakespeare’s works)
- Depth (more thorough knowledge of a single work)
- Performance (stage and screen)
- Legacy (history, scholarship, popular culture)
Interpret Shakespeare’s works critically in their written form, in performance (stage or screen) and in digitally mediated transformations. This includes
- Textual analysis (theme, language, formal devices)
- Contextual analysis (historical, contemporary, cultural)
- Application of literary theories
- Analysis of digital mediations
- Performance (memorization, recitation, scene on stage or video)
- Individual creative work (literary imitation, art, music, etc.)
- Collaborative creative project
- Formal Writing. Develop and communicate your ideas about Shakespeare clearly in formal and researched writing.
- Informal Writing. This mainly means through regular online writing
- Connecting. Share one’s learning and creative work with others both in and outside of class.
Students use their study of Shakespeare as a way of understanding and developing fluency in 21st century learning skills and computer-mediated modes of communication. Those skills are grouped under the following categories.
- Consume - Effective and independent selecting, searching, researching,
- Create - Producing content that demonstrates learning and which can be shared for others to profit from.
- Connect - Engage with other learners within and outside of the class to develop thinking and share more formal work.