This activity is a great way to introduce Shakespeare - it can be used before the study of any play. The first page asks students to access prior knowledge and create a mind map of everything they know about Shakespeare already. On the second page, students ask questions and conduct research in the following areas: Shakespeare's Personal Life, Poet, Playwright, Actor, Elizabethan England, and The Globe Theatre.
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