Shakespeare, Elizabethan, Jacobean Historical Information

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Encourage your students to show greater understanding and greater depth of analysis when studying any Shakespeare play (or Elizabethan and Jacobean text) with this detailed historical and social background activity. This resource covers 16 different areas of historical knowledge from Shakespeare's time. Use this resource as the basis for learning stations, group work, project work, or as part of your normal teaching.

This resource includes 16 areas of historical information from Shakespeare's time (see the list below!) and 2 worksheets for students to complete as they work through the information. The first worksheet gives students an opportunity to make notes and the second one is a historical timeline for students to complete.

Contents

Student worksheets and detailed slides on:

# The court of Queen Elizabeth I

# Renaissance courtly ideal

# Dissent at Court and the death of Elizabeth I

# The ascension of James I

# Tudors and Stuarts

# Jacobean society

# The advance of science

# Law and punishment

# Witchcraft and magic

# The Age of Discovery

# Theories of Otherness

# The noble savage

Additions:

# Dreams in Elizabethan England

# Fairies and Sprites

Included for FREE a timeline of events in Shakespeare's England.

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Total Pages
22 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 hours
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

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