The Play's the Thing..." or More Culture Than You Can Shake A Spear At
An Interdisciplinary unit of Shakespeare, the Renaissance, and a Selection of his works for fourth graders. Shakespeare's works permeate the English language and our modern culture. He is influential in cinema and modern storytelling. His works are often characterized as inaccessible and stilted. A closer investigation proves that Shakespeare was and is for all people and ages. He touches upon universal themes and concerns of humankind. Students will gain an awareness of the cultural and linguistical significance of Shakespeare's works. Thus, opening a doorway into literature and the themes of life.