Analyzing the Learners
– 11th grade class
– Mostly white but with some cultural diversity
– Socioeconomically diverse
– 25 students, 12 boys, 13 girls. 19 white, 4 African American, 2 Latino.
– Contains visual, auditory, and hands-on learners.
– The class is familiar with who Shakespeare is and has already read some of his
works such as Romeo and Juliet
– Students will analyze and elaborate on key points in Shakespeare's
The Tempest with 100% accuracy by the end of the week. They will
achieve this through lectures, class discussions, reading text,
watching videos and class projects.
Day by Day
Day 1: Review on Shakespeare and his most notable works. Introduction to The
Tempest through a video. Assign presentation topic.
Day 2: Read Acts 1 and 2 of The Tempest. Start class discussion/ daily writings. Select
groups for final project.
Day 3: Read Acts 3 and 4 of the Tempest. Class discussion/daily writing. Watch a video
explain how to complete the project.
Day 4: Read Act 5 and Epilogue. Class discussion/daily writing. Have students write
their own ending to The Tempest in small groups.
Day 5: Watch scenes from The Tempest. Students reenact their alternate endings and
present their final projects.
Use of Technology
In this unit, the technology will include:
PowerPoints, videos, researching via The Tempest and Internet, and minimal arts
and crafts. Making sure that the Smartboard and computer are working for lecture,
presentations, and videos. Setting the classroom for the reenactment on Day 5 and
all props and decorations are in working order and use of the smartboard is
assessable if needed.
Some activities using this technology that will be incorporated into this unit are:
PowerPoint presentation, videos watched in-class, and the reenactments of the
ending the small groups created in which the students will be given freedom to use
many different mediums of their choice from Smartboard to arts and crafts.
– Crowther, John. No Fear Shakespeare: The Tempest. New York: SparkNotes, 2003.
– Shakespeare, William, and Christine Dymkowski. The Tempest. Cambridge, UK:
Cambridge UP, 2000. Print.
– "Shakespeare Summarized: The Tempest." YouTube. YouTube, 05 May 2014. Web.
04 Feb. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq2YEqSZo54>.
– Teaching guide for The Tempest
– "William Shakespeare - Mini Biography." YouTube. YouTube, 12 Dec. 2012. Web.
04 Feb. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geev441vbMI>.