Macbeth Curriculum Unit
Students participate in role-play and dramatization. They conduct scene-by-scene analysis of plot and characterization. They examine atmosphere, irony, imagery, and figurative language. Students focus on structure and on the Elizabethan view of the universe.
Supplementary materials include a glossary, essay topics, research projects, and a quiz and test with answer keys.
- Critical thinking
- Flexibility and adaptability
A tragedy with a historical basis in medieval Scotland, Macbeth plays a personal struggle of conscience against the background of civil strife and concern for social order. Three witches instigate events that lead a thane to assassinate the king. Shakespeare’s warning about unrestrained ambition still resonates with modern audiences, prompting discussion of the lure of power, success, and wealth.
Includes 16 Lesson Plans and 34 Handouts.
Grades 9–12. High school. Reproducible. 114 pages.
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