Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2000 22:02:18 -0500
From: Rhonda Haydock 
Subject: RE: [ncte-talk] Help!  Shakespeare Scavenger hunt

We read William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet during the first three weeks
of the semester. We used the following Shakespeare Scavenger Hunt for our
pre-reading activity for the drama unit. Groups of two-three students
followed the links provided to locate the required information for the
worksheet. This activity was fun and informative; many students enjoyed the
last two links and we hope you do too! Many were also surprised at the
amount of available information on this topic.  

My cooperating teacher had suggested joining the list and had mentioned this
activity too. I checked the archives and updated some links and added a few.
Many thanks go to the original author of this activity and all those who
have kept it alive! I hope you will enjoy it too!

Rhonda M. Haydock 

"I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances
confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life
which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common
hours." Henry David Thoreau 

Drama Unit Scavenger Hunt

1. History of the Globe
Read this page and write a brief summary of how the Globe came to be.

2. The Plays
What types of plays did Shakespeare write?

List the title of one play from each category.

3. Map of England
Find this page, locate the maps link and print a copy of the map of England.

Using the links available on this page, answer the following questions:
How many plays were in the first folio? 
How were the plays divided?

4.The Man
What year was he born?

What year was he christened?

Whom did he marry?

What year did he marry?

Who was his first child?

When was she christened?

Who were the twins?

When were they christened?

When did the Globe theater open?

When did the Globe theater burn down?

When did Shakespeare die?

When was his first folio published?

5. Elizabethan Language

How would you pronounce "mercy" and "neither" with an Elizabethan accent?

6. Elizabethan Insults

Write your own Elizabethan insult by following the instructions found at
this site.