William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'


Explore this wonderful plot and learn the significance of key characters and themes that appear throughout while analysing historical and social contexts and the play's overarching messages.

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Jazmin H

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Exercise

10 HOURS

10 LESSONS

William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'

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Course Overview



Students will study the classic English play, William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth.' They will begin with lessons introducing them to Shakespeare's works and his language. They will be taken through the plot of the play, learning the significance of key characters and themes that appear throughout. The play's rich context will be explored, with a discussion of issues such as witchcraft, evil and the Supernatural. Students will read and analyse the text through extracts. They will conduct extract analysis of key scenes, explore thematic and character significance across the text, learn historical and social contexts and the play's overarching messages. They will explore the ethics and moral issues Shakespeare poses, such as morality, free will and human nature. Students will learn oracy, analytical reading, analytical writing, close language analysis, amongst other fundamental literacy skills. Students will also learn the dramatic value of the text, exploring the role of dramatic irony, setting, stage directions and how these contribute to the play's success. Students will prepare for an assessment to conclude the course, which asks them to analyse a key area of the play in the style of a typical exam question: 'Discuss the significance of X in the text.' There will be opportunities for assessment feedback and improvement, following the submission of the essay. By the end of the course, students will be able to read, understand and analyse Shakespearean English, having studied Macbeth in its entirety.

Course Content



10 LESSONS

10 HOURS Total Length

Lesson 1

Introduction to Shakespeare and Macbeth

60 minutes

Lesson 2

Macbeth the Hero

60 minutes

Lesson 3

You Shall Be King

60 minutes

Lesson 4

The Macbeth Relationship

60 minutes

Lesson 5

Lady Macbeth

60 minutes

Lesson 6

King Duncan's Murder

60 minutes

Lesson 7

Banquo's Murder

60 minutes

Lesson 8

Macbeth's Downfall

60 minutes

Lesson 9

The Battle

60 minutes

Lesson 10

The Ending

60 minutes

Key Skills


Close Language Analysis

Applying Context

Quote Collection

Annotation

Educator


Jazmin H

English Educator

Jazmin has a degree in English literature, a PGCE and a master's in educational leadership. She is a full-time Educator with an extraordinary passion for English and education.