Is your Hamlet unit as dusty as Yorick's dried up old skull ? Spice it up with this creative criminal investigation of the murder that occurs in this tragic Shakespearean drama. Your students will become the investigative team as they search for textual evidence to build a criminal case.
The will examine the textual evidence for characterization, plot, and setting, look at the protagonist through a psychological lens, make inferences, and present all their information in the form of a murder board.Not only is this a great graphic organizer, but it adds an air of reality to the project that makes it more exciting.
This project allows your students to become intimately familiar with the text and it's characters. They will have so much fun that they will forget they are dissecting the text.
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