Shakespeare's The Tempest Unit

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Literature Daydreams
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9th - 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
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Shakespeare's The Tempest is a fantastic play for exploring ideas of love, family, forgiveness, power, and revenge.

This bundle of over 200+ pages and 15 hours of lessons will guide your students through the play step-by-step. This resources contains detailed explanation and analysis for each Act of the play, focusing on Shakespeare's ideas, language, and stage craft. In addition to this detailed close analysis of Shakespeare's play there is also in depth historical factual information regarding Jacobean life and beliefs, including ideas about magic, the importance of a women's virginity, and the Age of Discovery. This will allow students to place this text within the period in history and explore how Shakespeare was influence by the politics and adventurers of the day.

This resource is definitely aimed at older and able students (Grade 9/10+). The analysis contained is complex and will challenge students to go beyond obvious interpretations.

The worksheets cover character, themes, and close analysis of language.

Please check the PREVIEW for full details and my blog for ideas showing how I teach The Tempest.

# 200+ pages of detailed literary analysis (PowerPoint with some editability*)
# 45+ pages of worksheets to accompany analysis (PDF)
# Character question task cards (freebie extra)

PLEASE NOTE – this product – is also sold as part of my Teaching Shakespeare Growing Bundle Check out this bundle to SAVE $$$ and get all future additions for free.

*The PowerPoint file included in this zip file provides you with limited editability. It is essential that I protect my intellectual property and that of the artists I have used, as such you cannot edit the slides directly. However the file will open in Powerpoint and this will allow you some editable features to use in the classroom. Please be sure to read my Terms of Use.

Please note there is no answer key included with this resource. This bundle is designed to encourage individual interpretation of the language of the play. Many of the more complex ideas are explained within the PowerPoint so an answer key would not be necessary. The worksheets are designed for students to record your class discussions based on the PowerPoint or to improve and develop their own close analysis skills.

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Total Pages
200 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
2 months
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