Teaching Shakespeare: Plays, themes and genre
Collections of resources to teach Shakespeare organised by theme, genre and individual play
Earlier this year we published a blog post introducing the new Teaching Shakespeare area on the TES Resources site. This new hub includes education materials from the British Museum, the British Film Institute and Into Film, the V&A museum and the Royal Shakespeare Company, with some of the best teacher-made content from TES Resources too. The aim is to provide teachers with quality, relevant and interesting resources to tackle Shakespeare in an engaging way.
We explored cultural approaches and context last month, so this post offers an overview of the remaining three sections and an insight into how these resources could support your teaching or inspire you in the classroom.
Explore some of Shakespeare’s plays in the context of genre conventions and the traditions they represent. Tackle comedy, history, and tragedy with a view to challenging pupils' perceptions and questioning their understanding.
From The Tempest, Henry V and Macbeth, to Othello, The Merchant of Venice and Much Ado About Nothing, these collections emphasise practical approaches and encourage students to make connections between texts.
How are you #TeachingShakespeare? Let us know and you could be in with a chance of winning £100 of TES resources credit! Tweet us @tesResources with your teaching inspiration and read more about the competition in this blog post.