Much like a Greek chorus announcing the events of a play, students will create a newspaper article that announces and details an event or events from Hamlet. While students will want to focus on one main event, such as the death of the king, they may also include side stories that they can extrapolate from sub-plots or their imagination. What might someone living at the time hear about the events at the castle?
Students should be sure to include illustrations of scenes or portraits to accompany their headlines much like a real newspaper. While students are welcome to write their pieces with Shakespearean flair, they can use modern English as well.
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Objective: Create the front page of a newspaper set during or just after the events of Hamlet.
Grade Level 9-12
Difficulty Level 4 (Difficult / Complex)
Type of Assignment Individual
Type of Activity: Newspaper PostersCommon Core Standards