Lesson 1 (from Act 1, Scene 1)
Act 1, Scene 1
Macbeth is a long play involving a number of intertwining story lines, characters and plot twists. Following this mess of literary devices can be difficult when coupled with the challenging language Shakespeare uses. The objective of this lesson will be to create a plot map of sorts, so following the rest of the play will be easier and enjoyable.
1) Class Discussion: Discuss some different ways of mapping the plot. Open it up for discussion and take ideas and suggestions from class members. Choose the way you wish to map the plot in the classroom, and then have each student choose their own personal way that will help them the most. Checking on this assignment can be a continual process.
2) Class Activity: Review each separate character that is in the introduction along with their descriptions. Have the students identify each character named, and the...
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