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Our group's webquest on Shakespeare's "Hamlet".

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  • Shakespeares HamletStudent PageTeacher Page TitleIntroduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion (A Web-quest) Designed By: Katherine Koch, Phil Schill, and James Valentine Credits
  • IntroductionStudent Page "To be or not to be?"Teacher Page Well, that is a very deep question. You read Shakespeare’s "Hamlet," but did you really understand the material? Hamlet’s world becomes complicated simply based on the wording Shakespeare uses and the style in which he writes. Did you read Title the play and really get a grasp of what was going on? Did you say to yourself "I have absolutely no Idea what just happened!"?Introduction If you did, this webquest should highlight important plot twists and themes and can be used as a study tool to make the tragedy of “Hamlet” more memorable. The links posted on the task page range from a deeper explanation of the themes in Task “Hamlet”, to comedic spins on the play itself. After viewing the links there will be a series of questions pertaining to the play. These questions are going to be similar to the caliber of questions that will be on the upcoming test. Process There will be a link that will list the characters to re-familiarize the role of each member. The credit for the success of Shakespeares tragedies not only goes to the plot, but also to his characters. The characters in Shakespeares plays are human, Evaluation and react to situations in the way people would behave in certain situations, even in real life. The protagonists in his tragic plays have superior characteristics that make them great and powerful, but they have one flaw in their character which leads them to Conclusion their tragedy. It is the same in the case of prince Hamlet. Hamlet is a complex play and understanding its characters is not a simple task. Each character has different layers and are rounded characters as seen in most plays of Shakespeare. He never portrayed characters as black and white because he believed that human beings have a mixture of good virtues as well as bad. Credits
  • TaskStudent PageTeacher Page Your task begins now, and you will have two in-class days to complete it. Title TASK: View the links on the processIntroduction page, take time to read and think Task about the information, and then apply what you have learned to answer Process questions. Evaluation After completing the activities, you will be able to summarize, analyze, and Conclusion demonstrate an overall understanding of Shakespeares play, "Hamlet". You will need access to the Web in order to work through this task. Credits
  • Process Even though this is a group assignment, all students must answer their own questions onStudent Page separate pieces of paper. Answer the following questions in a word document using the links listed below.Teacher Page 1. Why is Hamlet bitter and Hateful towards his uncle and mother? 2. What do you believe the ghost represents? Should Hamlet be wary of listening to this ghost? 3. What series of events led Hamlet to believe that Claudius had murdered his father? And why does Hamlet reconsider killing his uncle after he has his “proof” that his uncle committed the murder? Title 4. When Hamlet accidently killed Polonius what series of events took place to lead to the deaths of 5 others? 5. After reading the summary what are your thoughts on how Hamlet acted? Would you behave in the same manner if the same series of events had happened to you?Introduction 6. 7. Did you find the videos to be helpful? Did the comedic relief add any value or entertainment to the summaries of Hamlet? What are some of the scenes that the 5 minute videos left out that you feel were too important to leave out? If there were none then explain why the left out scenes are not needed. 8. Is there anything you can take from this play and apply to your life? Task 9. Which theme do you think has the most value in today’s world? Which has the least? Now that you have read over the task and the questions it would be a good time to look over a Process character list for hamlet so that you can get familiarized with the characters. http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/hamlet/characters.html Evaluation Follow the above link to see some short descriptions of the characters. The link also has more in- depth analysis of the major characters if you are interested in learning more. This link will help you to answer many of the questions in the task especially questions 1 and 2. Conclusion This link is a plot overview of hamlet. This will help you answer specifically questions 3-5 http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/hamlet/summary.html Now that you are familiar with the characters there are a couple of 5 minute Shakespeare videos that will help you answer the questions above. In the first link the characters do not speak but there are descriptions of what is happening. The second link is done by high school students who had to make a “Hamlet” video for their English class. Both videos are relatively short and will help you to complete questions 7 and 8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybsD5FHe-Oc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Afd_gL9F7Q0 Credits This last link is a list of the themes that appear throughout the play. Use this link to answer questions 8 and 9. http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/hamlet/themes.html
  • EvaluationStudent Page Beginning Developing Accomplished Exemplary CriteriaTeacher Page 1 2 3 4 Critical None of the Some of the Most of the All of the questions are questions are questions are questions are Thinking answered answered answered answered Title correctly and little work is shown correctly and the student shows an correctly and the student shows correctly and thoroughly. The towards analyzing understanding of that they have answers show the material. Also the material. read the material that the studentIntroduction if the student made no effort to complete the task. and have attempted to analyze the has read through and attempted to analyze the material. material. Task Directions None of the Some of the Most of the All of the directions are directions are directions are directions are Process followed. Also if the student made no effort to followed. followed. followed. complete the task. Evaluation Mechanics The student has The student has The student has The student does many spelling and some spelling and barely any not have any grammar errors. grammar errors. spelling or spelling or (15+) (10-15) grammar errors in grammar errors. Conclusion the question responses. (5-10) Fluency The student has The student has The student The student difficulty forming some difficulty demonstrates the demonstrates the proper sentences, forming proper ability to form ability to form lacks fluency of sentences and proper sentences, proper sentences ideas, and fails to lacks fluency of but lacks some and to easily answer all of the ideas, and fails to fluency of ideas. express thoughts questions answer some of and opinions. completely. the questions completely. Credits
  • ConclusionStudent PageTeacher Page TitleIntroduction Task You have hopefully learned a little bit about a big part of writing history. Shakespeare was a fantastic writer and to this day is considered one of the greatest. Some of the lessons and themes that he writes about Process relate to our everyday lives. If you would like to learn more about Shakespeare feel free to ask me and I will be happy to share more of his plays with you and answer any questions that you may still have. Evaluation Conclusion Credits
  • CreditsStudent PageTeacher Page Images: Title Introduction Image: http://iteachicoachiblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/shakespeare-common-core-style.htmlIntroduction Conclusion Image: http://jokespeare.tumblr.com/ Task Background Image: http://www.freeppt.net/download/stage-powerpoint-239.html Process Evaluation A special thanks to SparkNotes and the creators of the Conclusion “Hamlet in 5 Minutes” videos. Credits
  • Teacher Process You will be assigned into a group of 3-4 students.Student Page Answer the following questions in a word document using the links listed below.Teacher Page 1. Why is Hamlet bitter and Hateful towards his uncle and mother? 2. What do you believe the ghost represents? Should Hamlet be wary of listening to this ghost? 3. What series of events led Hamlet to believe that Claudius had murdered his father? And why does Hamlet reconsider killing his uncle after he has his “proof” that his uncle committed the murder? 4. When Hamlet accidently killed Polonius what series of events took place to lead to the deaths of 5 others? 5. After reading the summary what are your thoughts on how Hamlet acted? Would you behave in the same manner if the same series of Process events had happened to you? 6. Did you find the videos to be helpful? Did the comedic relief add any value or entertainment to the summaries of Hamlet? 7. What are some of the scenes that the 5 minute videos left out that you feel were too important to leave out? If there were none thenResources 8. explain why the left out scenes are not needed. Is there anything you can take from this play and apply to your life? 9. Which theme do you think has the most value in today’s world? Which has the least?Evaluation Now that you have read over the task and the questions it would be a good time to look over a character list for hamlet so that you can get familiarized with the characters. http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/hamlet/characters.html Follow the above link to see some short descriptions of the characters. The link also has more in-depth analysis of the major characters if you are interested in learning more. This link will help you to answer many of the questions in the task especially questions 1 and 2. This link is a plot overview of hamlet. This will help you answer specifically questions 3-5 http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/hamlet/summary.html Now that you are familiar with the characters there are a couple of 5 minute Shakespeare videos that will help you answer the questions above. In the first link the characters do not speak but there are descriptions of what is happening. The second link is done by high school students who had to make a “Hamlet” video for their English class. Both videos are relatively short and will help you to complete questions 7 and 8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybsD5FHe-Oc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Afd_gL9F7Q0 This last link is a list of the themes that appear throughout the play. Use this link to answer questions 8 and 9. http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/hamlet/themes.html --> This lesson will most likely take 2 class periods for the students to watch the videos, read the summaries and to answer the questions. The students can either be put into groups by the teacher of they can pick groups their selves. Hopefully the group work will spark some conversation on a few of the more in-depth questions. This can be done by a novice teacher and does not require much more Credits than having computers for the students to use and the teacher to help them if help is needed. The students should answer the questions on their own separate pieces of paper to turn in.
  • Teacher ResourcesStudent PageTeacher Page The only thing that you will really need to teach this lesson will be computers wish sound for the students to use. This is a web based activity that the students will have to watch videos and read character descriptions and a summary. This lesson will have extensive use of a few websites. Process This is the website for the character list and descriptions.Resources http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/hamlet/characters.html This is the video of Hamlet in 5 minutes using plastic spoons and knives for theEvaluation acting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybsD5FHe-Oc This is the video of Hamlet that is about 9 minutes long. It is a group of high school kids who had to make this for their English class. Has some humor in it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Afd_gL9F7Q0 This is the summary of Hamlet to wrap up any questions the students might have. http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/hamlet/summary.html This assignment can be done by one teacher. The assignment will be mostly done by the students working together. The only thing that the teacher will need to do is to supply their students with this webquest and with a computer to view the links. From there you will just have to answer any questions they might have and to help them Credits along if needed.
  • Teacher Evaluation Beginning Developing Accomplished ExemplaryStudent Page Criteria 1 2 3 4Teacher Page Critical Thinking None of the questions are Some of the questions are Most of the questions are All of the questions are answered answered answered answered correctly and little correctly and the correctly and the correctly and work is shown student shows an student shows thoroughly. The towards understanding of that they have answers show analyzing the the material. read the material that the student Process material. Also if the student made no effort to and have attempted to analyze the has read through and attempted to analyze the complete the material. material. task.Resources Directions None of the Some of the Most of the All of theEvaluation directions are followed. Also if directions are followed. directions are followed. directions are followed. the student made no effort to complete the task. Mechanics The student has The student has The student has The student many spelling some spelling barely any does not have and grammar and grammar spelling or any spelling or errors. (15+) errors. (10-15) grammar errors grammar errors. in the question responses. (5-10) Fluency The student has The student has The student The student difficulty forming some difficulty demonstrates the demonstrates proper forming proper ability to form the ability to sentences, lacks sentences and proper form proper fluency of ideas, lacks fluency of sentences, but sentences and and fails to ideas, and fails to lacks some to easily express answer all of the answer some of fluency of ideas. thoughts and questions the questions opinions. completely. completely. You will know that this lesson was successful if the students answered the questions correctly and if their answers Credits showed some signs of critical thinking. The main thing that should be looked for is if the students can do more then just answer the question. You will want to see if the student can relate something from this assignment to their every day lives.