1st Edition

Advanced Placement Classroom Macbeth

By Daniel G. Lipowitz, James Conley Copyright 2009
    204 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Advanced Placement Classroom: Macbeth is a teacher-friendly resource for using one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies in the Advanced Placement classroom. Students will examine the play critically and analytically to understand aspects such as the nature of villainy and the history of the events that inspired the play. An extended section provides teachers with information on societal implications that impacted the play's creation, including witchcraft and The Gunpowder Plot. Teachers also will be able to implement exciting hands-on projects such as putting Macbeth on trial for the murder of Banquo and developing a soundtrack for the play.

    Grades 7-12

    Acknowledgments Preface Chapter 1 Why Shakespeare? “Soul of the Ages” Chapter 2 Macbeth: A Literary and Analytical Look Chapter 3 Rethinking Character: The Human Nature of Villainy Chapter 4 The Historical Macbeth: Unraveling the Truths, Lies, and Misrepresentations Chapter 5 Composing Macbeth: Understanding the Societal Implications of the Jacobean Period Chapter 6 Drama in the Classroom and on Stage Chapter 7 Writing Critically About Macbeth Chapter 8 Student Activities and Differentiated Instruction Chapter 9 Additional Materials for the Classroom: Lesson Ideas, Guided Questions, Key Quotations, and Facts Regarding Macbeth References About the Authors Common Core State Standards Alignment


    After 32 years, Daniel G. Lipowitz continues to teach seniors, juniors, and sophomores honors and academic English, Creative Writing, and Film as Art and Literature at Unionville High School in Kennett Square, PA. A graduate of Pennsylvania State University and the University of Pennsylvania, he has directed 35 plays, including the "Scottish play."

    James M. Conley teaches 11th- and 12th-grade honors and Advanced Placement English at Unionville High School in Kennett Square, PA. An alumnus of The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, and Villanova University in Villanova, PA, Conley currently is pursuing his doctorate in education at Widener University in Chester, PA.