Teaching Merchant of Venice? This powerpoint is a fun and engaging way to introduce Shakespeare to your students. The presentation includes:
- An introduction to the setting, characters, three main plots, and the topics that are examined in the play
- For each scene there is a ‘what happened?’ slide (to allow for student discussion and review if they have read the scene independently) and a scene plot summary (to ensure that students have an understanding of what happens if the class is reading the scene together)
- Each scene has specific questions for discussion or independent student response.
- Many scenes also have fun activities, such as re-creating Shylock’s notebook (as he writes notes on his latest loan application), or keeping track of Portia’s suitors in a graphic organizer.
This powerpoint has everything you’ll need for your day-to-day lessons while teaching Merchant of Venice.