by Katherine Scarafia, Grand Island High School
This WebQuest asks students to explore the life and times of William Shakespeare. It is a look into the theatre of the day and the historical significance of the Elizabethan era in terms of how we view his work. The importance of creative process is emphasized here as Shakespeare is a dramatic medium. Students must perform the data they have analyzed in some fashion.
This lesson came out of a final project for a doctoral course on New Literacies and Technologies. I had never seen a webquest, so I wanted to explore creating one. It can be modified to fit the needs of the teacher easily. I have created this for 12th graders, but it could be used with any group starting their study of Shakespeare.