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Hamlet - Study Guide

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Hamlet by William Shakespeare, unit study guide lesson plans for literature and reading from a Christian worldview with Biblical integration. Teacher resource curriculum, hands on ideas, projects, worksheets, comprehension questions, and activities.

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Through William Shakespeare’s tragic tale of feigned madness and revenge, students will learn:

Background Information

Author Biography

Vocabulary words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.

Literary Techniques: In context, character study, aside, soliloquy, foreshadowing, paradox, dumb show, couplets, end-rhymes, chorus, comic relief, main character, minor character, conflict, climax, protagonist, antagonist, tragic flaw, theme, tragic play structure, revenge tragedies

Moral Lessons and Character Values: sin and weakness, guarding our hearts, pain, injustice, death, suffering, prayer, physical vs. spiritual fate, sinful nature, true love

Activities and Writing Assignments:  Mapping, research depression, research ghosts, travel videos, biography on Shakespeare, symbolic meaning of plants and flowers, contemporary phrases originating in Hamlet, drama performance, timeline, multiple essay choices, multiple creative writing choices.

Suggestions for Further Reading:  We include an in-depth reading list of more plays by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, Hamlet. Movie suggestions included.

All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian perspective!

Features and Benefits of the study guide

 Printed Workbook Format

  • Large 8.5x11 format is convenient to read and easy on the eyes
  • Every question has plenty of whitespace for student’s answers
  • Encourages neat and clean handwriting practice
  • Easily transports without the need for a laptop or other expensive equipment
  • Provides a permanent record of the student’s work
  • Convenient, removable answer key included for the teacher!

 CD Format

  • Provides the study guide in universally compatible PDF format (works on Mac AND Windows)
  • No costly software purchases necessary
  • Opens in the FREE Adobe Reader program
  • Conveniently print what you need, when you need it:
    • Print the whole guide at once
    • Print single lessons or pages as the student completes them
    • Print multiple copies of the entire guide for classroom sets
  • Easy to use with multiple students
  • Complete answer key file included for the teacher!

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Recommended Grade Level:
Shakespearean Tragedy, British Literature
Workbook ISBN:
Study Guide Author:
Bethine Ellie
For the Book By:
William Shakespeare
Study Guide Page Count:
67 pages