The RSC Shakespeare Toolkit for Teachers : An active approach to bringing Shakespeare's plays alive in the classroom
The RSC Shakespeare Toolkit for Teachers is a unique resource for an active, drama-based approach to teaching Shakespeare, inspired by real RSC rehearsals.
With 60 hours of teaching material, photocopiable activities and detailed teachers' notes, this toolkit will bring Shakespeare to life in any KS2 and KS3 classroom.
With structured lesson plans including starters, mains, plenary activities and homework suggestions, teachers benefit from a bank of simple, effective activities that match all learning styles.
Covering three of Shakespeare's most popular plays - Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and A Midsummer Night's Dream - lesson plans can be followed in sequence or used flexibly as a dip-in resource to boost existing schemes of work. Varied worksheets complement a kinaesthetic approach to teaching Shakespeare, covering character, themes, language and performance.
This toolkit reinforces the RSC's belief that Shakespeare belongs to everyone and encourages pupils to experience the plays on their feet, read the words actively and form their own analytical responses.