Day 5

Merchant of Venice Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Costume Design

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Work


    Students will examine the text and determine what types of costumes would be appropriate for the characters in The Merchant of Venice.

    Common Core Standards:



    Remind the class that The Merchant of Venice is a play, and a play is meant to be performed on a stage rather than read in a book.

    In a produced play, the actors must be wearing costumes. What kinds of costumes would be appropriate for each of Merchant's characters?

    When deciding what a given character should be wearing, remind the students to consider:

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