Teacher Guide

Hamlet Lesson Plan

Bringing in Technology

In order for students to fully appreciate Shakespeare's work, they must be able to view it in performance. Several of the activities included in this lesson plan involve comparisons of different adaptations of Hamlet, so you will need to secure the appropriate technology for classroom viewing (DVD or Internet) before the first activity.

A number of the group exercises involve some sort of performance element. These exercises were designed to be performed in the classroom, but if students have access to video recording and editing technology, you can encourage them to submit their work as video projects. Even if students decide to perform these activities in the classroom, their...

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