As English teachers, one of the most challenging tasks is ensuring that students see the relevance of Shakespeare's work. I LOVE Shakespeare with every fragment of my heart, and I spend an inordinate amount of time developing resources to make my kids feel the same way!
This worksheet is a psychoanalysis of Lady Macbeth. A modern interpretation could view her as suffering from mental health issues - have your students analyse her actions and 'diagnose' her potential illness.
This can open up debate about the human nature of Shakespeare's work and also a wider conversation about mental health; a tricky but necessary topic to cover in your classroom.
I sincerely hope you enjoy this resource and that it buys you a little breathing space!
Lord of the Flies is a tricky novel to teach - namely because of the myriad of possible interpretations.
Have your students delve into the psychological aspects of the novel by focusing on Freud's concept of human psyche and the id, ego and superego.
This resource includes a basic introduction to Freud's findings, a worksheet to enable students to identify the representative characters and collect evidence, and an essay prompt.
There is an answer key included for the worksheet, including sample quotations.
If you are looking for more resources to help your study of Lord of the Flies, why not try my Lord of the Flies Homework Menu?
It makes a great supplement to your novel unit.
I also have an engaging crossword
to use as a novel recap or revision tool.
Fill your boots with a range of innovative, inspiring and creative activities to take the pain out of Shakespeare!
This bundle currently includes three of my Macbeth resources, and will continue to be updated with new resources. Grab it now at this price and cash in on all future updates!
Currently included are the following:
Macbeth Cloze Gap-Fill Worksheets
Macbeth Key Scene Worksheets
MASSIVE Macbeth Crossword Puzzle
Psychoanalysis of Lady Macbeth Activity (Added April 2017)
Macbeth Character Revision - Who Am I? (Added May 2017)
Keep checking back for more updates - I will update this list when new resources have been added.
Enjoy, and I hope it takes a little of the stress out of Shakespeare!
This bundle is chock-full of my bestselling Lord of the Flies activities, including graphic organisers, homework menus, vocabulary quizzes and fun activities.
Use it to consolidate knowledge or build research skills outside of class. Great for teaching boys!