***A very popular and successful lesson***
With his hands, Macbeth drove the dagger into King Duncan. With her hands, Lady Macbeth smeared the guards with the king's blood. Returning to Macbeth, she confidently claims "A little water clears us of this deed." But she will see, through her hands, that committing such terrible evil is not so easily wiped clean from her conscience.
In this assignment, students will read engaging essays and look at pictures about hands. Drawing from these articles and images, students will write a reflection essay about their own hands.
Materials include assignment description, pre-writing activity, and a works cited page that will connect you to interesting essays and images I use for this assignment.