Using this chart, students use the idea of the four humors (as mentioned by Portia in Act II), to try to make connections to characters. The kids love this when you bring in fake samples of the four humors (blood, phlegm, bile). I put food coloring in baggies with corn starch and egg whites, and then I pass it around.
I have been teaching secondary English and Journalism classes for 11 years. I teach a variety of subjects and grade levels, and have worked to create lessons to not only engage my students, but to stay with them once they leave my classroom.