Teacher Guide

Merchant of Venice Lesson Plan

Bringing in Technology

In the Day #1 activity "Vacation in Venice," students can choose the format of their "tourist information resource." They may opt to use print, video, or PowerPoint. In the activity "Setting in Performance," students will watch two filmed versions of the same scene and compare them.

In the Day #2 activity "gossip column," students may elect to present their gossip column as a video, PowerPoint presentation or website.

In the Day #3 activity "Music in Dramatic Performance," students are encouraged to watch or listen to filmed or recorded performances of the song for Bassanio in Act iii. Students who are so inclined can prepare a musical performance of their own using whatever musical...

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