A fun way to modernize Shakespeare plays is to re-imagine them as they might unfold on social media. It's also a great way to assess how well students comprehended the story, themes, and characters as they read. In this activity, students will use the social media poster templates to create profiles for key characters in the play. Students may select one character to focus on or, if you would like to further this activity, students can create profiles for all of the key characters.
The profiles and what is included on them should be drawn from the text itself, or from inferences students are able to make. They should include conversations and interactions through the form of private messaging, timeline posts, and more. To expand this activity into a group project, assign each student a character, and have them work with a small group to recreate the story.
An alternative to this assignment is to create and print out social media page worksheets for students to complete offline, or give them the choice if they'd like to create digitally or with pen and paper.
To find additional templates for this activity, please check out our social media page templates.
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Create a social media profile for a character or characters of your choice from the play using a poster-sized storyboard!
Grade Level 9-12
Difficulty Level 5 (Advanced / Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual
Type of Activity: Social Media PostersCommon Core Standards