If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Develop a thorough understanding of the historical and cultural context in which Othello was written and apply its themes to contemporary life
Read and analyze Shakespeare's writing closely, paying particular attention to his use of figurative language and extended metaphors
Analyze and discuss, both individually and as a class, the important and common themes in the play
Speak and write insightfully about the ideas contained in Othello, including what the students' own opinions are about those ideas
Understand the unique aspects...