Today is the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth and death, so today’s resources are for learning all about the bard and his works.
First, from Homeschool Freebie of the Day a great collection of links for free ebooks, maps, quotes and more:
Happy 446th Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare! -We’ve collected a handful of great online Shakespeare resources for you to bookmark and keep handy when studying the Bard. These sites are a treasure trove of Quotes, Maps, Pictures, Factoids, Biography, lots more cool stuff about Shakespeare and his works.
CurrClick has three free resources for studying Shakespeare:
Copywork: Quotations from Shakespeare’s Plays (PDF format)-Quotes from Shakespeare’s most well-known plays for copywork, recitation and discussion. Includes:
- Article on recitation by Charlotte Mason
- Article on transcription (copywork) by Charlotte Mason
- Lined copywork pages
- 30 pages of the greatest quotes from Shakespeare
Why Share Shakespeare -If you are considering Teaching Shakespeare, or are wondering what the big deal about Shakespeare is, this little booklet will answer many of your questions. PDF ebook.
Much Ado About Nothing -MP3 audio of Much Ado About Nothing from the Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare collection.
Activity Village has some free printables:
William Shakespeare Printables -Notebooking and coloring pages. PDF format
Here are some ideas for a unit study on Shakespeare from Steward Ship:
Shakespeare Unit Study Ideas -Suggestions for getting started, suggested books, list of plays, things to learn and activities to do.
Finally, Speak The Speech is “a non-profit audio theatre company dedicated to providing freely available Shakespearean audio performances online” and they have quite a collection of Shakespeare’s plays:
Speak The Speech Audio Recordings (MP3 format) -Twelve plays for your listening pleasure: The Tempest, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, The Winter’s Tale, Antony and Cleopatra, Cymbeline, Merry Wives of Windsor, King John, and King Richard II. Includes texts of each play plus a listing of casts and crew.
Shakespeare Resources That Are Not Free But Very Inexpensive
CurrClick: Shakespeare Lapbook & Mini Unit -Includes a timeline of his life and work, some classic quotes, pictures to introduce the Kings and the Queen that Shakespeare cared about, and a few of the characters in his plays. For younger children. Price – $ .50
CurrClick: Understanding Shakespeare Unit Study -Learn who Shakespeare was, explore the times in which he lived, read his works-and discover why he is known as the greatest playwright who ever lived. Unit Study contains explanatory content, online resource links, book suggestions, 6-8 lesson plans and 2-10 worksheets. For grades 3-12. Price – $2.50
Shakespeare On The Radio -50 MP3 recordings on CD of William Shakespeare’s works and other related shows from old time radio shows. Price – $5.00
“Shakespeare For the Ears” Home Study Course Collection -From Homeschool Freebie of the Day, a huge CD collection of audios, stories, study guides and much more -for learning all about Shakespeare. Only available until midnight tonight -April 23,2010- at a special price of $19.95.
For even more free educational resources, please check my educational freebies tag archive and my Free Homeschooling Page.
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