I[Othello] in Context
Kind of Activity:
To provide the historical background necessary to grasp the relationships and action of the play.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.9 ; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.1
Ask the students what they know about either Shakespeare's time, or the time in which the play is set (they might have gleaned this knowledge from previous courses, from the book's notes, etc.). Write down some general impressions that come up, and then break the students into groups. Provide specific questions and have students break into groups to answer them. This might involve Internet research, handouts with...
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