*updated*: I have added 4 new activities and an updated character chart*
Othello is one of my favorite plays and with this unit I wanted to create a variety of ways for students to show me how well they understood the text. I have included multiple engaging activities and several articles that you can use to touch on themes regarding GENDER ROLES, RACE, DISCRIMINATION, PERCEPTION, IDENTITY, etc. This meets common core requirements in expository reading, the sixth shifts, and responsive teaching. The short story "Jury of her Peers" by Susan Glaspell (which I did not include) is a fantastic story to use as supplemental text. You can create dialogue centered around women standing up for each other, not allowing men to place value on them (a la Emilia, Desdemona, and Bianca), the feminist movement and ownership of one's body.
*I have added the final exam. This is a final exam for Othello. It covers quotes, short answers, matching, character identification and true/false. This exam is testing student comprehension, analytical skills (especially with regard to quotation analysis), and critical thinking skills.