Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Hard News: Hip-Hop Hamlet



Whatever it takes to get them engaged, try it. Rap, hip-hop and video will get teens' attention. Marry Shakespeare's words, plots and characters to those devices and anything can happen, as illustrated in the article below.

In our club, we're going even younger than high school and it's working. One of the keys is to get them up and moving while speaking.

Teaching Shakespeare in the old-fashioned way of dryly reading the text whilst trying to sit up straight and stay awake is just that: old-fashioned.

Teachers Shake Up Shakespeare with Digital Media (Edutopia)

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