Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Why Shakespeare? Project Update

My students have been working on the Why Shakespeare? project, so I thought I'd provide an update.

Last week, the kids worked in pairs to sort through the #whyshakespeare Twitter posts. The goal was to identify common threads and group the posts accordingly. Next, they selected one of those common threads as a potential answer to the question and began searching for evidence for support. This has also provided us with an opportunity to discuss fair use and citation of sources.

Graduation exam testing this week has interrupted our regularly scheduled programming, so we're having a Shakespeare film festival, watching selections including The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Much Ado About Nothing, Ten Things I Hate About You, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and She's the Man.

The student pairs will present their research findings via Glogster next week. HUGE thanks to the folks who answered our Twitter question and re-tweeted!