Sometimes it can be difficult to make Shakespeare engaging and relevant for students. With this culminating project, which is packed full of technology and modern-day relevancy, your students will have no trouble understanding how Shakespeare's characters and themes can still "fit in" to 21st century culture. Not only does this culminating project work with ANY Shakespeare play, but it incorporates meaningful 21st century technological skills like film production, along with group collaboration and presentation/performance requirements. Ultimately, this culminating project is the perfect example of both standards-packed AND student driven learning.
Project Description and Requirements
Group Member Responsibility Handout
Project Due Dates Timeline
Presentation Feedback Forms (for students)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.1: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.4: Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.5: Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.6: Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
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Keywords: Shakespeare, presentations, performance, multimedia project, culminating project, group work, film production, film editing, modern, modernize, student engagement, student relevancy, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer's Night Dream, King Lear, Hamlet