Day 1

Henry IV (Pirandello) Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Background research

    Kind of Activity:

    Long-term Project

    Objective:

    Understand the context, influences, and allusions in Henry IV

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.1; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.5; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.2; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.4

    Structure:

    In order to better understand the historical allusions in Henry IV and to understand the context in which the work was written, students will research various topics related to the play and share their findings with the class.

    Activity

    1. Form groups with 3-4 students. Assign each group a topic. Possible topics include:

    • Who was the historical Henry IV (including his relationship with Gregory...

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