Macbeth Unit outline and resources.

The resources can be used for Senior students or juniors. I taught this to my Year 11. The learning objectives includes: understanding quotations and what they mean, imagery and character statements and quotations. Identifying a range of ideas or message/themes. These are photos I have taken, if it’s zoomed in you can be able to read it and comes in a jpg format.Let me know if it’s not visible or clear. Most of the quotations activities are based from all scenes throughout the play.
Most of these resources are activities and questions throughout most of the scenes, however most of them don’t have answer sheets I’m afraid. These are resources I have used and shared with other teachers and thought this would be helpful for others trying to tackle Shakespearean language.

Macbeth Unit Outline 19 lessons
Introduction to Macbeth: major themes

  1. Good and Evil
  2. Appearances often hide reality
  3. Reversal of values: “fair is foul, and foul is fair”
  4. The overthrow of the natural order
  5. The effect of ambition on people
  6. The importance of loyalty and honour
    Separate theme/idea:
    Kingship and Ambition

Character Quotations activity
Macbeth Act 4, Scene 1 questions
Macbeth worksheets: Imagery (clothing,darkness,sleep,blood and disease)
Essay skills for exams: how to structure an essay and exemplar example
Macbeth Questionnaire & Quiz
Macbeth Revision questions

The last part of the resource package includes a newspaper article with movie review of Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender (2015) directed by Justin Kurzel. The film can also be shown to the class looking at a modern twist on Macbeth. The film can be shown after going over the unit outline, as a wrap up.

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Created: Feb 9, 2019

Updated: Apr 2, 2019

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