The Taming of The Shrew Unit Map and pacing calendar


Some background info on the unit map I attached: This is a 12th Grade, 16 lesson unit (each lesson is 90 minutes) on Shakespeare’s The Taming of The Shrew. The unit’s focus is on societal expectations and stereotypes both in Shakespeare’s society as well as our own. I originally taught this unit last year in my student teaching placement, and I am currently re-teaching it to my seniors. I have revised this unit map to include the use of various media. This varies from simple pictures to start off a lesson and various movie clips from different directors, to having students use programs to create a comic book version of a scene to an iMovie movie trailer to advertsie their modern-day version of The Taming of The Shrew. These revisions were made with this particular assignment in mind, and I am looking forward to teaching this unit starting next week.

As the semester progresses, I plan to upload lesson plans and maybe even particular clips that I show my students. For the record, the movie clips I will be showing are from The Taming of The Shrew (Elizabeth Talylor), The Taming of The Shrew (Shakespeare Retold Version, which is pricy but fabulous, and clips can be found on youtube).

Eva K.


3 responses »

  1. This is the link to Shakespeare Retold ‘s movie trailer…I couldn’t upload it directly 😦

    In addition, you definitely want to check out The Folger Library’s Lesson Plan Archives.. Tons of ideas, for all Shakespeare plays…some of the handouts used in my unit map are also from this website, under the “Taming of The Shrew” tab on the link below:

  2. This is the link to a movie trailer for a theater production of the play, but what I like the most about this is that the director’s perspective on Katherine’s treatment is extremely apparent, and it will help students think more critically about Katherine’s treatment after she married Petruchio

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