Day 5

Othello Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    I[Othello] in Film

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion


    To explore modern adaptations of the Othello story

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.9 ; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.6


    Screen a modern film adaptation of Othello, or perhaps segments from several adaptations. Try to include traditional presentations of the story as well as modernized versions, such as 2001's O or the 1997 film Kaliyattam, which sets the story in India.

    Questions for discussion after the film(s) might include:

    -What is effective about these adaptations? What doesn't work as well?

    -If you had the chance to adapt Othello, what...

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