This section contains 30 daily lessons. Each one has a specific objective and offers at least three (often more) ways to teach that objective. Lessons include classroom discussions, group and partner activities, in-class handouts, individual writing assignments, at least one homework assignment, class participation exercises and other ways to teach students about the text in a classroom setting. Use some or all of the suggestions provided to work with your students in the classroom and help them understand the text.
Objective: The return of Piers Gaveston to England upon the accession of Edward II is the catalyst that places the King and the nobles into conflict. It is the central driving choice that will create the rising action of the play. The objective of this lesson is to examine this catalyzing event.
1) 1. Divide the class into two groups and have each review the Scene 1 interchange between Edward and...
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