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The Merchant of Venice: Anticipation Guide
Is justice blind? Is love blind? Before beginning The Merchant of Venice, readers decide whether they agree or disagree with statements that encapsulate key elements of the tragic comedy. The class then predicts whether Shakespeare will agree or disagree with the statement.
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Check out this packet of worksheets involving mapping activities, vocabulary logging, reading and comprehending informational texts, etc., which focuses on Italian city-states during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. There are also activity and note-taking guidelines for designing a scrapbook on the culture, politics, and social systems of Florence and Venice.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
On the Road with Marco Polo: A Boy in 13th Century Venice
Students investigate Marco Polo's life as a young boy in 13th century Venice. They analyze maps, explore various websites, complete a chart and answer discussion questions, and create a travel brochure about visiting 13th century Venice.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
Great City-states of the Renaissance
Acting as journalists on a team to determine the most influential city-state of Renaissance Italy, your young historians will research, discuss, and compare the rise of Venice, Florence, and Genoa, and their influence in shaping a Renaissance worldview.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Music History: Venice and Vivaldi
Venice, the birthplace of classical music and amazing composers. Discover a bit about life in Venice and the contributions of the composer, Vivaldi. Information regarding his life, his musical contributions, and a break down of his piece The Four Seasons are discussed.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Literature Study Guide: The Merchant of Venice
If your independent readers or homeschoolers have selected to read The Merchant of Venice, use this study guide to track their progress through Shakespeare’s play. Although applicable to any story, the variety of activities included will keep learners engaged and provide a clear picture of their understanding of the text.
10th English Language Arts
Venice and the Ottoman Empire
In the nineteenth episode of a world history series, the narrator explains how the mutually beneficial relationship between the Venetians and the Ottomans led to the Renaissance and Christopher Columbus' voyages. More specifically, your class members will learn about Venetian reliance on trade and merchant ships, coupled with the Ottoman Empire's capture of Egypt and control of trade through the Mediterranean.
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Dogtown and Z-Boys; Adapting to the Environment of the 1970's California
Students investigate the uses of natural and man made objects in our current society by researching skateboarding. In this environmental resources lesson plan, students view the skateboarding documentary "Dogtown and Z-Boys" and identify the different uses of Venice, CA geography for skating.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
The Merchant of Venice: Fun Trivia Quiz
Truly an exercise in trivia, this quiz nevertheless assesses comprehension of the Shakespeare play, and elicits one short answer to the question: "What line from 'The Merchant of Venice' can be translated as 'All that glitters is not gold?'" Provides immediate feedback to pupils, which may prompt further discussion of the play.
8th - 12th English Language Arts
Do You Know The Merchant of Venice Story: Fun Trivia Quiz
This multiple-choice quiz tests pupils' ability to recall information about plot and character, making it a possible resource to check for understanding or completion of reading. Immediate feedback and scoring make Fun Trivia Quizzes a quick and easy resource for both teachers and pupils to use.
9th - 12th English Language Arts