Shakespeare: Did He Exist? A CSI Investigation! Did William Shakespeare exist?
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In this very hands-on and engaging William Shakespeare CSI Investigation, students embark on a CSI Investigation to determine if one of the greatest writers to ever live, William Shakespeare, ever existed.
Students will investigate a variety of theories regarding the existence of Shakespeare - such his lack of education, his experience as an actor, his illiterate parents and children - to determine where this man's legacy stands.
Students become true detectives as they examine William Shakespeare's handwriting to determine its authenticity!
Students will also investigate the likelihood that other authors used the name Shakespeare, such as Sir Francis Bacon, Edward de Vere (the Earl of Oxford), and Christopher Marlowe!
Once finished, students submit a letter to the Strafordian Society presenting their evidence!
This resource includes a paper in-class version and a 1:1 Google compatible version to be used in conjunction with Google Classroom. Just follow the included instructions for how to access the Google version, then share the resource through Google or assign via Google Classroom. This will allow students to type directly into the document!
Tons of fun!
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