One of the most quoted lines of Shakespeare comes from Hamlet: "To be or not to be, that is the question!" Inspire and engage your students with captivating storyboards as you teach The Tragedy of Hamlet, a dark tale of a prince consumed by revenge. Bring the vivid imagery to life with these lesson plans that incorporate all four strands of the ELA Common Core State Standards.
Create Your Own Hamlet Newspaper Announcement Student Activity
After several years of being away from Denmark in order to further his education, Prince Hamlet returns home to mourn the death of his father and witness the marriage of his mother to Claudius, the late King Hamlet's brother.continued on p. 4
Pictured below is King Hamlet, Queen Gertrude, and their young son Prince Hamlet just before the Prince set off for school.
Prince Hamlet Returns from School to Attend Mother's Wedding
YE OLDE DENMARK TIMES
KING HAMLET SLAIN!
It is with great sadness that we must report the death of King Hamlet early last night. Reports say it was at the hand of a poisonous snake, the origins of which are currently unknown.At the death of the king, a strange ghost appears to be wandering the turrets. Horatio claims the ghost appears to look like King Hamlet, however it may just be a product of grief. During his reign, King Hamlet was instrumental in keeping the Norwegian forces at bay, killing King Fortinbras only a few years ago. With the crown now being passed to his brother Claudius, it remains clear that the new King will continue this attempt to dissuade foreign invaders from reaching Denmark.King Hamlet leaves behind Denmark, his wife Gertrude, and his son Hamlet. Memorial services will be held post haste and the king lain to rest in the royal burial ground alongside all previous monarchs. The king is dead. Long live the king.
3rd of March, 1468
Also in this issue:
Court mourning fashions p. 2Weather predictions p. 4Update on Norwegian forces p. 6