The Tempest - teaching resource

The Tempest Teaching Resources

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The Tempest is a 192-slide PowerPoint-based unit of work with a 22-page booklet of accompanying worksheets. The resource contains a series of engaging lessons designed to develop knowledge and understanding of the play's context, plot, characters, themes and language. The unit is designed for use with Year 9, but it can also be used at GCSE as it's a detail and comprehensive resource. It covers a range of activities for pupils of all abilities, such as:

- How to approach Shakespeare (tips for reading Shakespeare's language and understanding unfamiliar vocabulary)

- Analysing the characters Prospero, Miranda, Ariel, Caliban, Ferdinand, Antonio and Sebastian

- Understanding the play's plot and subplots

- Examining Shakespeare's use of language and poetic imagery

- Exploring the play's themes - order and disorder, power and control, colonisation, slavery and freedom, redemption and forgiveness

- Getting to grips with the historical and social context of the early 1600s (attitudes to foreign countries and colonisation)

- Understanding Shakespeare's creation and resolution of conflict and order

- Varied lessons - comprehension questions, spoken English tasks, extension activities, etc

- Learning how to write an essay-like answer about a Shakespeare play

- Use of video to help the learning of key scenes and characters

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