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War and Leadership in Shakespeare’s Henry V
“Compared to war all other forms of human endeavor shrink to insignificance.” “War is not healthy for children and other living things.” These two views of war, embodied in George Patton’s statement and Lorraine Schneider‘s famous 1966 poster, are at the heart of a two-day examination of war and its effects. The packet includes a series of activities that asks class members to ponder the causes and justifications for going to war. They compare different video versions of Henry’s speech (Olivier’s, Brannagh’s, and Hiddleston’s) and analyze how the three interpretations reveal different attitudes toward this subject. The richly detailed plan includes a link to the video segments. A must-have for readers of Henry V, the resource could also be used with any study of war and leadership.
"We Few, We Happy Few": Motivational Speech in Henry V
Class members may "think themselves accurs'd" when they first hear of an assignment that asks them to create a motivational speech. After studying the Saint Crispin's Day speech from Shakespeare's Henry V; however, they will count themselves the "happy few." Extensions and a list of additional motivational speeches to use as comparisons are included.
Henry V Quiz
In this online interactive reading comprehension learning exercise, students respond to 14 multiple choice questions about Shakespeare's Henry V. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Henry V Study Questions & Essay Topics
In this online interactive literature learning exercise, students respond to 7 short answer and essay questions about Shakespeare's Henry V. Students may check some of their answers online.
The Best of Shakespeare...Henry V!
Check your readers' understanding of Shakespeare's famous historical play, Henry V. Basic, reading-comprehension questions cover the plot of the story.
Henry V - Essay Questions
In this literature worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions Shakespeare's Henry V. Students may also link to an online interactive quiz on the novel at the bottom of the page.
Henry V Quiz
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, learners respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Shakespeare's Henry V. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
All the Globe’s a Stage: Shakespeare’s Theatre
“All the world’s a stage,” exclaims Jaques in As You Like It, but it is the structure of the Globe stage and how that structure influenced Shakespeare’s plays that is the focus of an on-line research project. Class members visit a series of bookmarked sites and gather information to complete a Globe scavenger hunt. Using what they have discovered, they discuss the limitations and opportunities the structure of the Globe Theater afforded Shakespeare.
Henry V Quiz
Five quick questions ask about quotes and characters from Shakespeare's Henry V. Give this quiz to your students as a warm-up or diagnostic test.
How Well Do You Know Henry V?: Fun Trivia Quiz
This online, interactive quiz asks 25 plot and character-related multiple choice questions about Shakespeare's Henry V. It could be useful as a reference when making your own test, or you could invite your class to take it on their own in order to get immediate feedback on their overall understanding of the play.
Shakespeare: Henry V - Writing Task
Pairs of pupils choose a person who they consider to be a hero. They research that person, develop a speech, and deliver it to the class in hopes of persuading them that this person really is a hero. A vote is taken after the presentation to see if they were persuasive enough. This would work well with units on Shakespeare or Henry V.
Henry IV Part 2 Questions for Study
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 5 short answer and essay questions about part 2 of Shakespeare's Henry IV. Students may check some of their answers online.
Book Titles from Shakespeare
Many titles of books borrow from other pieces of literature and are often alluding to something within that work. Help your scholars see the ties between different literary masterpieces, especially Shakespeare's plays. Titles of books are given and the learner chooses which Shakespearean play the title comes from. This quiz relies on a thorough knowledge of quite a few of Shakespeare's plays.
First Lines from Shakespeare
You may know famous quotations from Shakespeare's plays, but do you know how the plays start?All twenty-five questions in this helpful resource consist of the opening lines of a Shakespeare play for which you choose the title. Test your knowledge with this quiz!
Think You Know Shakespeare?
If you teach a Shakespeare class, this online interactive quiz may be useful as it tests readers' ability to identify the source of 15 quotes from numerous plays.
"We few, we happy few": Motivational Speech in Henry V
Students explore how to write and deliver a motivational speech by examining King Henry's in "Saint Crispin's Day".
From Harfleur to Agincourt-Envisioning War Through Text and Subtext in Henry V
Students read scenes from Henry V to determine how Shakespeare, through dialogue, portrays the two major battles in this play, without directly dramatizing them.
More Songs from Shakespeare's Plays
If you teach a Shakespeare class, this online interactive quiz on songs from his plays may be fun for your class, though it has little educational merit. It requires familiarity with many of his works.
Henry V (Shakespeare) Introduction
Ninth graders identify current knowledge of dramatic literature and develop a schema for discussing an performing dramatic literature.
Henry IV, Part I: Does Father Know Best?
“Yea, there thou mak’st me sad and mak’st me sin/In envy that my Lord Northumberland/Should be the father to so blest a son--.” Henry IV, Part I, provides the text for a series of exercises that ask class members to examine the relationship between parents and their children in Shakespeare’s play and in their own lives. To conclude their study, individuals write an additional scene in which King Henry details his expectations for his son and Prince Hal explains how he feels about these expectations. The packet includes step-by-step instructions for the activities, worksheets, and links to video segments.