Thursday, May 28, 2009

Teaching King Lear

I have just started King Lear again with a class. This time it is Year 11 - the difference is that this is the first class to have laptops. It is a new challenge to engage the students as they learn, using the powerful tool they have at their disposal.

Today was our third class. After two periods of intro, mini dramas and raising the importance of the introduction - I had them do some laptop work.

Students were each required to choose a minimum of two lines from the first four scenes of the play - learn them, recite and video them (along with an explanation) and upload them to the school's intranet.

They were able to do all this in 20 minutes from start to finish.

Below is one example:

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