Shakespeare Tragedies and Sonnets

Shakespeare’s Tragedies and Sonnets

$249.00

Lightning Literature: Shakespeare’s Tragedies from Hewitt Homeschooling, adapted to fit the needs of modern gifted learners. This is semester-long high school course for students of all ages who are prepared to read Shakespeare’s original texts. Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Recordings are available for students who must miss a session.

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Lightning Literature: Shakespeare’s Tragedies from Hewitt Homeschooling, adapted to fit the needs of modern gifted learners. This is semester-long high school course. Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Recordings are available for students who must miss a session.

Lessons include:

  • Shakespeare’s life
  • Shakespeare’s language
  • Theme
  • Character
  • Symbolism
  • Elizabethan theater
  • Elizabeth I and James I
  • Authorship of the plays and sonnets

Learning activities include regular writing to communicate ideas via the discussion forum, videos and multimedia materials to support learning, use of web 2.0 tools to illustrate new concepts, and weekly participation in live webinars.

Required books:

All original text versions of Shakespeare’s plays are acceptable, including graphic novels and comics that include unabridged text. These may be available at your local library, or can be purchased online. Shakespeare in Bits interactive apps are especially recommended.  Homeschool Buyers Co-op currently has a Shakespeare in Bits desktop collection available at a deep discount! 

Challenge Level

Appropriate for grades 9 through 12. This is a high school literature course open to students ages 12 and up who are prepared to read and discuss literature at a high school level.

Time Commitment

Most students report spending approximately 3 hours per week on homework outside of the webinar.

Instructor

Headmistress Guinevere

Reading List

Lightning Lit Shakespeare's Tragedies and Sonnets Student Guide by Elizabeth Kamath
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (Also available: Shakespeare in Bits)
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
King Lear It by William Shakespeare
8 Sonnets (provided)

Usually Offered

Spring Semester

Available Sessions

Spring 2019 Tuesday 9am Pacific, Spring 2018 Monday 10am Pacific