NEW 2015 RESOURCES
Shakespeare Theme Page
Below are other CLN "Theme Pages" which support the study of Shakespeare.
and Juliet Theme Page
General Shakespeare Resources
This "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the study of
Shakespeare. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information,
content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links
to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction
in this theme. Please read our
Works of William Shakespeare
- This WWW server houses the complete works of William Shakespeare. In addition,
there is a Shakespeare discussion area, a search engine, links to other resources
on the Internet, a chronological listing of plays, and Bartlett's familiar
- Here's another site with the complete works online. There are also summaries
of the plays, a history of the man, a number of essays on various topics about
his works, and links to other sites.
William Shakespeare and the Internet
- An extensive, annotated meta-list of links to web resources on Shakespeare,
organized into major categories such as: Works, Life and Times, Theatre, Criticism,
and Renaissance. The author gives opinions about the sites and tries to indicate
what their strengths might be. Very comprehensive.
Plays of William Shakespeare
- Teachers First have organized a meta-list of links to web resources on
Shakespeare organized by the plays most commonly encountered in a K12 curriculum,
using materials geared to high school and introductory college level students.
Alive! Teaching Materials
- A collection of teaching ideas and activities organized under the headings
of "Introductory Materials", "Composition Materials", "Creative Writing Materials",
"Language-based Materials", and "Other Activities."
Shakespearean Homework Helper
- At this site students can ask questions about Shakespeare, his plays and
the history of England while he was alive. The author of the site will help
students complete homework on Shakespeare, NOT by giving students the answers,
but rather by directing them to resources where they can find the answers
- Search through Shakeseare's poetry (including the sonnets) using single
words, words in a sequence, or combinations of two words. The search pulls
up the stanza(s) with the indicated word(s), and from there the entire work
can be shown with the search term(s) clearly indicated.
Shakespeare Authorship Page
- Who wrote the plays and poems published under William Shakeseare's name?
This web site is dedicated to the proposition that Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare.
Chill with Will
- The goal of this ThinkQuest site is to help high school students to learn
to love Shakespeare. "Our website provides an overview on Shakespeare that
is both easy to go through yet thoroughly researched, conveniently accessible,
and full of illustrations and games to make learning about Shakespeare enjoyable.
Our focus is not on learning everything you can about the great Bard, but
on discovering different aspects of Shakespeare that appeal to teenagers.
Instead of providing extensive information on all of his works, we focus on
a few works that high school students most likely will study. Our website
provides a place where students can 'chill with Will' and learn to love Shakespeare
because we believe that if a person has the desire to learn something, he/she
can do it. "
- Initially designed for high school and college students, this site contains
study questions for Shakespeare's plays, answers to FAQs, and sample assignments
for college students.
- Included within this site are three lesson plans for teaching units on
Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, and Hamlet. Lessons include student activities
plus links to Internet resources.
- Reproductions of the many paintings based on Shakespeare's plays are provided
at this site, alphabetically by artist, or by play. Commentary provides the
students with information on the painting as well as its relationship to the
- This site presents an objective exploration of the history of the debate
about Shakespearean authorship.
Resource: Hamlet and Macbeth
- Translations of Shakespeare's Classics into a contemporary, chatty style.
- Shakespeare's monologues, organized by gender first and then by play.
with the Bard
- There's a large collection of links to Shakespeare lesson plans on the
web in this site's "Teacher Zone". Although many of these lesson plans can
be found elsewhere on this CLN page (e.g., in "Teaching Shakespeare") , still
there are plenty of other gems you can find. Students may wish to check out
"Shakespeare 101" for a brief guide to learning about the Bard.
- This site from the Folger Shakespeare Library contains a wide assortment
of lesson plans for high school teachers. Check out both the "lesson plans"
and "lesson plans archives."
- TrackStar is an online interface which allows instructors to create lessons
for students by sequencing existing instructional content in various web sites
within a lesson. Students explore one topic at a particular location within
one web site then move on to the next topic at another web site. The list
of topics remains visible throughout the lesson so that students can remain
on track. Explorations of the web sites beyond the designated instructional
content are also possible.
This link is to their search page from where a keyword search on "Shakespeare"
will produce numerous hits. Caution #1: Many of the web sites that these
lessons access may already be on this CLN page - it's the creation of lesson
objectives and the sequencing of the tours through the sites that make the
lesson potentially useful to your students. Caution #2: The quality of the
lessons (e.g., definining objectives, finding web sites, sequencing the
tours) will vary widely within the TrackStar collection.
Works of the Bard
- This site houses the complete works and provides a very effective search
engine for Shakespeare's plays and poetry.
Note: The sites listed above will serve as a source of curricular content in Shakespeare. For other resources in English/Language Arts (e.g., curricular content, lesson plans, and theme pages), click the "previous screen" button below. Or, click here if you wish to return directly to the CLN menu which will give you access to educational resources in all of our subjects.