If Music Be the Food of Love
Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to compare Shakespeare with popular media of other eras
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.5
Divide students into small groups. Assign each group a modern pop song in which the speaker discusses beauty and the object of their affection in an unconventional way, such as One Direction's "You Don't Know You're Beautiful." Have them play the song and hold a short, structured discussion within their small group, answering the following questions:
1. How does the speaker address the concept of beauty and...
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