Globe Theatre, Lecture & Extra Credit Paper Craft, Shakespeare's Globe Theater

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Laura Randazzo
Grade Levels
8th - 11th, Homeschool
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18 slides in Prezi, PDF, and Google Slides format; 1 page PDF (uneditable)
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Laura Randazzo


Launch your study of any Shakespearean play with this lecture and hands-on activity that will get your students excited about working with The Bard and learning about his Globe Theatre (Globe Theater). The first half of the lesson features an 18-slide overview presentation in Prezi, PDF, and Google Slides versions. The second half of the lesson (optional) encourages students to build their own miniature Globe Theatre. They’ll need glue, scissors, and a steady hand to make a theater worthy of the legendary playwright. For added fun, I host a Globe Theatre “Beauty Contest” once students are finished with their creations, giving a small candy treat or bonus points to the three finishers who do the best job.

This full-class activity (about 20-minutes of lecture and another 20 minutes or so for theater construction + homework time) works for every grade, from sixth to twelfth. My seniors, in fact, are surprisingly enthusiastic when I use this to launch our study of Hamlet. High school upperclassmen are still big kids who enjoy a rare chance to “get crafty” in class, too. The model construction (all paper craft links are online) is a puzzle that will challenge all levels.

Package includes:

18-slide deck (Prezi, PDF, and Google Slides versions)

1-page PDF handout with links to paper cut-out craftivity and instructor tips/video links to help teach kids how to construct their paper theaters, if needed

Looking for more ideas to make your students excited about Shakespeare?

Click HERE for a full-class lesson on Iambic Pentameter and Shakespeare's Sonnet Structure with a fun creative writing activity

Click HERE for fun Shakespearean Insult/Flattery Contest Materials

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Image credit: John Taylor, National Portrait Gallery, WikiMedia Commons, PD-ART, Public domain

Total Pages
18 slides in Prezi, PDF, and Google Slides format; 1 page PDF (uneditable)
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Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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