In my GOAL class, we did a unit on Shakespeare for the 400th year anniversary of his death. It was a lot of fun and I was really excited one we heard that we were doing a Shakespeare unit! With this, we watched some of The Taming of The Shrew, did Shakespeare deaths and insults, went on a field trip to see his First Folio (Play Book, not actual play), and looked at some more really awesome things!
When we went on the field trip to see The First Folio, it was really cool! I learned some things I would have never known such as, Shakespeare's school and textbooks to things that people did that we don't do today, like having a book to compliment ladies.
When we watched Taming of The Shrew, it was really good! It had a funny cast of characters who did some pretty crazy stuff! In it, Kate, a very unkind person, is to have a husband before her younger sister Bianca, the nicest girl in the land who everyone wants to marry, can be married or have a boyfriend. Petrucio comes in, turns into the husband of Kate, and goes back to his home with Kate. After Kate starts to be nice (or tamed) she and Petrucio live a very happy life. It was a very good movie, and I would definetly say that Kate was tamed at the end of the movie.
When we did Shakespeare deaths and insults, it was hilarious! Either they were tragic or they were one of the funniest things I have ever heard! I was Paris, from Romeo and Juliet, and someone else who I can't remember at all! This helped me understand things such as why Shakespeare is still so famous and so popular, he had a lot of different genres all put together to make a masterpiece.
After this unit, I still want to see more things that Shakespeare has done. It helped me understand why he was so famous in the first place. I loved this unit a lot, and it was a lot of fun to do. I can't wait to see even more Shakespeare in the future.