SHAKESPEARE (EL1-B)

COURSE OVERVIEW

A one-semester course studying three plays by William Shakespeare.  Weeks 1-6: Hamlet with CliffsComplete. Weeks 7-11: Macbeth with CliffsComplete.  Weeks 12-16: The Taming of the Shrew with CliffsComplete.  This course relies heavily on the literary analysis skills and tools studied in the prerequisite American Literature (AL1-B) course.
       This course is typically scheduled for the second semester of the European Studies cycle.  Juniors in the Roman Studies cycle are encouraged to consider studying Shakespeare instead of one of the optional second-semester courses (NWT-B, RH2-A, RL2-A, or AA1-A).
       The course plan for this course can be found in the following STAA Study Guides:  Semester 2: European Studies II, A Track; Semester 2: European Studies II, B Track; Semester 2: Roman Studies II, A Track; and the STAA Study Guide: Shakespeare single-subject booklet.

 

ORDERING INFORMATION

Basic information about the books and materials for this course follows; see your Academic Packet or STAA Study Guide for full ordering details and commentary about each resource.

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Semester 2: European Studies IIA Study Guide

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  • Publisher/Copyright: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, . Softcover coil-bound workbook.
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Student study guides and course plans for the second semester of the European Studies, A Track cycle. Designed to work in conjunction with STAA advisor support, our live classes, or the "Independent Study with Online Support" option, the STAA Study Guides include weekly reading plans, assignment directions, reflection topics, and gradebooks for the semester and help prepare students for the weekly, graded online quizzes. This guide includes multiple subjects. To further personalize your student's plan, single-subject study guides are available at www.shop.staahomeschool.com.

Hamlet (Cliffs Complete)

  • Author: William Shakespeare, Terri Mategrano
  • Publisher/Copyright: Cliffs Notes, 2000. .
  • ISBN: 0764585681        978-0764585685
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com
Includes the complete original play by Shakespeare, commentary, notes, definitions, character map, and review exercises.

Teaching the Classics DVD and Workbook

  • Author: Adam Andrews and Missy Andrews
  • Publisher/Copyright: The Center for Literary Education, 2017. Print and DVD.
  • ISBN: 0988898993        978-0988898998
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

William Shakespeare’s Hamlet (1996)

  • Author: Director: Kenneth Branagh
  • Publisher/Copyright: Warner Home Video, 2007. DVD.
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  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com
Two-Disc Special Edition. 4 hours and 2 minutes runtime. Rated PG-13. The movie can also be rented or purchased for streaming through Amazon Prime Video.

Macbeth (Cliffs Complete)

  • Author: Shakespeare, Christopher L. Morrow
  • Publisher/Copyright: CliffsNotes, 2000. Print..
  • ISBN: 076458572X        978-0764585722
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com
Includes the complete original play by Shakespeare, commentary, notes, definitions, character map, and review exercises. 204 pages.

The Taming of the Shrew (Cliffs Complete)

  • Author: William Shakespeare, Diana Sweeney
  • Publisher/Copyright: Cliffs Notes, 2001. Print.
  • ISBN: 0764587293        978-0764587290
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com
Includes the complete original play by Shakespeare, commentary, notes, definitions, character map, and review exercises. 214 pages.

STAA Student Zone

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There are online resources such as weekly reading quizzes, special downloads, advisor support through the Q & A forum, occasional slide shows or videos, and more for this course. To activate your student's online access, 1) submit the Course Registration form after your annual planning appointment, 2) register for the live class, or 3) register for the "Independent Study with Online Support Option." After completing one of the registration options, students (and teaching-parents) may use their usernames and passwords to sign into the member site. The STAA Student Zone is available each school year from August 1 to July 15.
OPTIONAL RESOURCE

Spring Live Class: Shakespeare

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Small-group, advisor-led live online class for students in Grades 8 through 12 that meets every other academic week of the second semester. Advisor grading of assignments is also available for students registered for this live class.

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