William Shakespeare has been called the bard, one of the greatest playwrights in world history. His English plays--Richard II, Henry IV Parts 1 + 2, and Henry V-- develop the character of Prince Hal's transformation into Henry V. It is King Henry’s moral ambiguity that makes him a compelling character for audiences and readers.
Students will close read and annotate a short essay, “The Presentation of King Henry V in the Film Versions of Henry V,” by Mark Dujsik. Students will view supporting video clips, a TED Talk on leadership and selections from four different Henry V films. Students will also listen to NPR stories on the issues and compare two King Henry V speeches. The first speech is before the gates of Harfleur and the other is before the battle of Agincourt. Students will answer 11 AP-style multiple-choice questions on from the Agincourt speech
Students will write a rhetorical précis. Included in the lesson is supporting material for teaching this strategy to your students. The lessons encourage students to collect details for an essay assessment modeled on the 2002 AP Literature prompt on morally ambiguous characters in literature that fits in well into any Honors Literature class, Pre-AP, British Literature, or AP English Language or Literature class.
These four lessons prepare students for AP Language and Literature exams, Common Core extended response assessments, American and World Literature Course exams, the SAT and ACT essay and critical thinking activities
In this resource, there is a unique detailed rubric that can be used to score Socratic Seminars in a way that encourages organic fluid discussions. The guide contains a step by step explanation on how to conduct a fishbowl discussion with the rubric. The packet includes complete lessons, Common Core standards, and Essential and Key Questions. Also included is a lesson on crafting a thesis sentence and a link to student essay samples scored by the College Board readers.
Tags: Socratic Seminar, writing, argument, Pre-AP, critical thinking, war, leadership