William Shakespeare Character Activity using Astrology - For Any Play

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8th - 12th, Homeschool
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William Shakespeare Characterization Activity using Astrology - For Any Play

This is a great activity for analyzing the characters in any of Shakespeare's plays. Included is an astrology packet comparing the descriptions of the zodiac signs in Shakespeare's time to modern day descriptions. First, use a scavenger hunt to get the students familiarized with the character traits listed within each zodiac sign. Then have students choose zodiac signs for the main characters in the play. Students must provide at least two adjectives from the description of the signs that fit the character and two pieces of evidence to support their choice.

*Astrology information from Shakespeare’s time and modern day
*Scavenger hunt with samples for Romeo & Juliet and Julius Caesar
*Character analysis chart with samples for Romeo & Juliet and Julius Caesar
*List of Common Core (CCSS) standards
*Usage guide
*Digital usage guide for Google Classroom and other online learning management systems

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