Teacher Guide

Othello Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Develop a thorough understanding of the historical and cultural context in which Othello was written and apply its themes to contemporary life

  2. 2

    Read and analyze Shakespeare's writing closely, paying particular attention to his use of figurative language and extended metaphors

  3. 3

    Analyze and discuss, both individually and as a class, the important and common themes in the play

  4. 4

    Speak and write insightfully about the ideas contained in Othello, including what the students' own opinions are about those ideas

  5. 5

    Understand the unique aspects...

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