Shakespeare Conspiracy Theory Movie and Guide with Argument Writing

Shakespeare Conspiracy Theory Movie and Guide with Argument Writing
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OBJECTIVE: I can delineate and evaluate an argument and assess if evidence is relevant and sufficient
Standard: RI9-10.8 Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is valid and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; identify false statements and fallacious reasoning
DIRECTIONS:
In this lesson, students will first watch a video outlining William Shakespeare’s life, death, and the conspiracies surrounding his authentic authorship and involvement with the famous writer Charles Marlowe.
During the movie, students will use the assignment to gather evidence for and against Shakespeare’s claim to have authored his great works.
In conclusion, students will write a 2 paragraph evaluation of the argument with a claim on whether or not they believe the evidence was sufficient to support whether Shakespeare authored the works attributed to his name.

Movie Length: 56 minutes
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Total Pages
2 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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