Presentation (Powerpoint) File
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This PowerPoint presentation is perfect to use when first covering the Elizabethan Age with students- can be used for English or drama, especially for contextual information before studying Shakespeare.
This presentation allows students to take notes, and at the end of each section complete a short activity/assessment. This can take up to one week to complete, or can be condensed accordingly.
Different sections include:
Introduction to Queen Elizabeth I
Students will look into a brief overview of who the Queen was and where the ‘age’ took place.
Negative Aspects of Living in London
Students will look into the high drinking rate, sickness and disease, lack of personal and public hygiene, pollution and lack of medical knowledge. At the end of this part, students are to take on the role of someone living in Elizabethan England and write a letter to a friend in the north of England discussing daily life.
Some Major Differences Between the Elizabethan Age and Now
Students will look into the areas of schooling, fashion, treatment/roles of women, death, the Black Plague, marriage, entertainment, superstitions and ghosts. At the end of this part, students complete a chart where they fill in the knowledge they have learned about the Elizabethan age and then compare it to today’s time.
Going to the theatre and the Globe Theatre
Students will learn about the importance of theatre in Elizabethan life and look closely at Shakespeare’s The Globe theatre. At the of this part, students are required to write a short play to be performed at the Globe. It must include at least 2 characters and give the audience insight into life during the Elizabethan era.