Foster, Sandra L.
College for Professional Studies
Master of Education
School of Education and Counseling
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
This project explains how the integration of innovative methods for teaching Shakespeare's works, and the works of other canonical authors, can increase motivation and achievement among 21st century students in the secondary classroom. It provides a rationale for the continued use of Shakespeare's works as part of the secondary curriculum, as well as an overview of common problems associated with teaching Shakespeare today. Issues addressed include cross generational, sociocultural translation and modern-day relevance, as well as assessment authenticity. The project consists of a research paper and unit guide constructed for the purpose of bridging the gap that often exists between modern secondary students and the traditional, secondary English curriculum; both pieces contain explicit examples of research based activities and assessments that address these issues.
Date of Award
© Deborah Heilmer
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Heilmer, Deborah, "Teaching Shakespeare in the 21St Century: a Guide for Secondary Educators" (2009). Student Publications. 49.