Hamlet 2: A Bad Death

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Hamlet's experience with his father's death rings true for those who have experienced the death of their own fathers. A video and set of activities, part of the Shakespeare English Exercises series, provides a unique perspective on Hamlet's actions after his father's death. Activities for English language learners following the video help check for understanding, introduce grammatical concepts, and give questions for discussion.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Look at how different cultures view death and compare their views
  • Discuss whether Hamlet takes too long to act
Classroom Considerations

  • A transcript of the video provides additional support for English learners
Pros

  • Uses interactive activities, such as a drag and drop format
  • Activities help teach grammar in context
Cons

  • Requires a deeper knowledge and understanding of the play than many learners may have
Common Core