This massive bundle includes an entire Unit's worth (one full marking period) of in-depth lesson plans, printable materials, projects, activities, assessments, and PowerPoint slides surrounding Shakespeare's timeless Othello. You will receive pages of lesson plans and supplemental materials, PowerPoint slides from coinciding lessons, a -page original published research paper comparing the villainous motives of Iago with Cassius from Julius Caesar, and an Interactive Jeopardy Review (28 PowerPoint slides).
As a truly passionate Shakespeare scholar, this curriculum has a special place in my heart. Standards are addressed passionately and with purpose - promoting higher-order thinking, inference, and text-to-world connections. Students must be true investigators of text throughout this Unit that demands critical analysis and evidence from multiple perspectives in preparation for college. This unit is so advanced and layered in terms of its questioning and investigation into so many aspects of the text in fact that it can even also be taught at the college level.
Topics explored include: Iago's supposed motives, psychoanalysis of Iago's criminal makeup or essence, the power of jealousy as a motivator for action, and the many forms of love (self-love, materialistic love, romantic love, unconditional love, lusty love, and familial love).
Thou shalt not find a greater deal. I just wish for others to try these resources out in their own classrooms, and so I've priced this massive bundle at a low price so you can still "put money enough in thy own purse."
***Be sure to download the bonus product, too, which is an original published research paper that I wrote called "The Criminal in Iago" that pins a specific psychological disorder on the making of Shakespeare's "greatest" villain.***
Lesson Plans for Entire Year: