London 1: Piece by Piece

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How has London changed since the time of Shakespeare? Using a video and series of activities, part of the Shakespeare English Exercises series, English language learners discover a bit about the town that inspired Shakespeare's plays. Tasks focus on ordering details and using adjectives to describe towns and cities.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Share artistic renderings of the places Shakespeare frequented with the class
  • Look at a diagram of The Globe, where actors performed many of Shakespeare's plays
Classroom Considerations

  • PDF files are available of the transcript and activities
Pros

  • Filmed on location in London to give more of an authentic feel
  • Combines different styles of activities, such as drag-and-drop questions and discussion
Cons

  • Clip ends somewhat abruptly
Common Core