Macbeth unit

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Help your students understand Shakespeare's play Macbeth with this comprehensive teaching unit. This complete pack will ensure you and your students improve their analysis, exploration, discussion, and writing skills while studying Macbeth. It is perfect for your middle school ELA or high school ELA study of Shakespeare, with over 300 slides and 60+ worksheets.

Cover every Common Core Standard using this set through: detailed analysis of Shakespeare’s language, imagery, structure, themes and ideas. Explore Shakespeare’s most famous characters and most controversial events.

Put the play in context by discussing: Jacobean belief in witches; James I’s views of witches; Jacobean ideal of soldiers; Machiavellian politics; The Great Chain of Being; The Gunpowder Plot; Jacobean religious views about hell and sin; Jacobean ideas about ghosts and the supernatural; Holinshed’s History and Aristotelean tragedy.

Develop academic writing through a variety of starters and plenaries that challenge students to use some of complex terminology explained.


→ Act One: 97 slides of analysis and activities (locked powerpoint format*)

→ Act Two: 59 slides of analysis and activities (locked powerpoint format*)

→ Act Three: 62 slides of analysis and activities (locked powerpoint format*)

→ Act Four: 36 slides of analysis and activities (locked powerpoint format*)

→ Act Five: 89 slides of analysis and activities (locked powerpoint format*)

→ 61 printable worksheets (black line to save ink)

→ Additional activities powerpoint

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Total Pages
400 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 months
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
(Not applicable to literature)
Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating how each version interprets the source text.
Analyze a case in which grasping point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant (e.g., satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement).
Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful.


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