Hamlet and Humanism Activity

Hamlet and Humanism Activity
Hamlet and Humanism Activity
Hamlet and Humanism Activity
Hamlet and Humanism Activity
Hamlet and Humanism Activity
Hamlet and Humanism Activity
Hamlet and Humanism Activity
Hamlet and Humanism Activity
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In this Hamlet activity, students analyze how characters support and conflict with the humanist ideals of the Renaissance period. (Hint: It's pretty easy to adhere to the ideals in a college classroom, but not so much when facing uncertainty and big emotions!)

Detailed teacher instructions are included, but here's a brief description of the activity:
• Student groups get several play excerpts and explain how the characters support or conflict with the humanist ideals (list of ideals is included).
• The whole class works together to see if there are more examples of characters conflicting with or supporting the humanist ideals. (Spoiler alert: there are more examples of conflicting with the ideals, so students have to think about why Shakespeare, as a Renaissance writer, would have wanted to structure it that way.)
• Wrap-up questions help students put it all together and make personal connections.

Detailed answer key included!

This is a great way to help students see the ideas that guided Shakespeare's writing and relate to the difficulty of sticking to one's principles in the midst of trying times.

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38 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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