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Macbeth - Study Guide

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Macbeth 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 Macbeth tale of betrayal, murder, and tragedy, students will learn:

Author Biography: Learn about William Shakespeare and the fascinating history behind the author and play.

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

Literary Techniques:  Tone, irony, contrast, character study, aside, foreshadowing, pacing, soliloquy, comic relief, foil, paraphrase, pathetic fallacy, personification, understatement, hyperbole, anaphora, synonym, parallel characters, mistreatment, endurance, metaphor, compare & contrast, extended metaphor, protagonist, tragic hero, antihero.

Moral Lessons and Character Values: King David vs. Macbeth, wise advisors, biblical manliness, true forgiveness of sin, repentance vs. regret, revenge, love your enemies, do not judge others, obeying leaders and questioning or disobeying leaders, boasting and pride is punished, death, anyone can be redeemed by true belief in Christ Jesus.

Activities and Writing Assignments: 1Samuel comparison, report on King James I, map work, world leader history & greed for power, Machiavelli’s The Prince, Scottish Highlands and castles, As-you-read notebook, Essays: temptation or King James I of England, watercolor or drawing art project, perform scene, scrambled quotations, journal entry, eulogy, poem, class discussion/paper about prophecy, discussion of third murder, discuss ghost, write dialogue, creative art activity.

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

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

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Learn More about the Book

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SKU:
416.
Availability:
Usually ships within 24-72 hours
Recommended Grade Level:
9-12
Setting:
Scotland, 1000 AD
Genre:
Shakespearean Tragedy, British Literature
Workbook ISBN:
978-1-58609-374-7
CD ISBN:
978-1-58609-609-0
Study Guide Author:
Michael S. Gilleland
For the Book By:
William Shakespeare
Study Guide Page Count:
64 pages