Creative Group Project/Presentation Ideas
for the
Meet Mr. Shakespeare Research Model

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Shakespeare's Personal Life

1. Create a scrapbook including text and pictures (original artwork or images from Websites) to provide details about important events in Shakespeare's personal life.

2. Create Shakespeare's family tree, including text (dates, names and family relationships, important details about each person) and pictures; you may want to use the family tree template in Inspiration or the organization chart in Microsoft Word.

3. Create and perform a skit depicting important events in Shakespeare's personal life; this could be performed live or on video.

4. Create a PowerPoint presentation summarizing important events in Shakespeare's personal life.

5. Create an Oral Report with Visuals (poster, collage, original artwork, digital images displayed on screen, etc.)

6. Your group's own proposal for a creative project/presentation

Shakespeare's Professional Life

1. Create a timeline, including text and pictures (original artwork or images from Websites) to provide details about important events in Shakespeare's professional life.

2. Create Shakespeare's professional resume to outline Shakespeare’s skills, work experience, education, etc.; you may use a Microsoft Word resume template.

3. Create a skit depicting Shakespeare’s job interview with the Board of Directors of a local theater company (performed live or videotaped).

4. Create a PowerPoint presentation including text and images to summarize important events in Shakespeare’s professional life.

5. Create an Oral Report with Visuals (poster, collage, original artwork, digital images displayed on screen, etc.)

6. Your group’s own proposal for a creative project/presentation.

Shakespeare's Theater

1. Create a model of one or more of Shakespeare’s theaters, including labels and captions.

2. Create a diagram of one or more of Shakespeare’s theaters, including labels and captions.

3. Create a brochure describing Shakespeare’s theaters, including text and images; you may want to use Microsoft Publisher.

4. Create a virtual tour of one or more of Shakespeare’s theaters, including text and images; you may want to use Microsoft PowerPoint or Microsoft FrontPage.

5. Create an Oral Report with Visuals (poster, collage, original artwork, digital images displayed on screen, etc.)

6. Your group’s own proposal for a creative project/presentation.

Shakespeare's Plays

1. Create a graphic novel/comic book version of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays (use the synopses from the research resources as a guide).

2. Create playbills (theater programs) for several of Shakespeare’s plays, including for each a list of characters, settings, brief synopsis, and illustrations; you may use Microsoft Publisher.

3. Create a skit with scenes from one or more of Shakespeare’s most famous plays; use the synopses from the research resources as a guide (may be performed live or videotaped).

4. Create a PowerPoint presentation with details about Shakespeare’s plays, including text (titles, genres, years, and a brief synopsis of at least one play in each genre) and images.

5. Create an Oral Report with Visuals (poster, collage, original artwork, digital images displayed on screen, etc.)

6. Your group’s own proposal for a creative project/presentation.

Shakespeare's Poetry

1. Create an illustrated anthology of some of Shakespeare’s poems, including an introduction with general information about Shakespeare’s poetry and interpretations of the poems; you may want to use Microsoft Word or Microsoft Publisher.

2. Perform dramatic readings of several of Shakespeare’s poems, including an interpretation of each poem’s meaning for the audience.

3. Create a brochure about Shakespeare’s poetry, including text/examples, interpretation, and images; you may use Microsoft Publisher.

4. Create a PowerPoint presentation with details about Shakespeare’s poetry, including text/examples, interpretation, and images.

5. Create an Oral Report with Visuals (poster, collage, original artwork, digital images displayed on screen, etc.)

6. Your group’s own proposal for a creative project/presentation.

Shakespeare's Language

1. Create an illustrated glossary of common Elizabethan/Shakespearean words and phrases with their modern English translations (you may use Microsoft Word or Microsoft Publisher)

2. Create a skit in which young characters in a modern middle school situation use Elizabethan/Shakespearean words and phrases mixed with modern English; include a narrator to “translate” the unfamiliar terms for your audience (may be performed live or videotaped).

3. Create a PowerPoint presentation with details about Shakespeare’s language, including examples of common Elizabethan/Shakespearean words and phrases with their modern English translations.

4. Create an Oral Report with Visuals (poster, collage, original artwork, digital images displayed on screen, etc.)

5. Your group’s own proposal for a creative project/presentation.

Elizabethan Era

1. Create a scrapbook including text and pictures (original artwork or images from Websites) to provide details about what the Elizabethan theater was like.

2. Create a travel brochure of Elizabethan England.  Be sure to include different aspects of the time period (places to see, things to eat, etc.). 

3. Create a PowerPoint presentation that summarizes what life was like growing up in Elizabethan England.

4. Create an Oral Report with Visuals (poster, collage, original artwork, digital images displayed on screen, etc.).

5. Your group’s own proposal for a creative project/presentation:

 

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