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L1

Learning
objectives
To
understand
how ghosts
appear in
Hamlet

Possible
Assessment
Focus/Resou
rces
Act 1 sc 1
and 2

Starter/Connect

Watch Harry Potter


clip about ghosts
http://www.youtube.
com/watch?
v=2bujRZhOt9w
what ROLE are
ghosts playing here

Introduction/Activa
te

Development/

Plenary/

Demonstrate

Consolidation

Mind map ghosts


what are they?
Where do they
appear in
literature?

http://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=UNLnsq3P7Y

Predict the
importance of
the ghost in
Hamlet.

Clip of ghost (Act 1)

Keywords

Homewo
rk

Ghosts
Prophecy
Foreshado
w
Pathetic
Fallacy

Read Horatio/
Hamlet
conversation
L2

To
understand
the
relationships
between
Polonius,
Leartes and
Ophelia

Act 1 Scene
3

Pictures of famous
families students
to create a family
tree e.g. Simpsons/
Family Guy/
Mitchells
(Eastenders)

Family Tree and


court provide
logic puzzles e.g.
Ophelia is
Polonius
daughter

http://www.youtube.
com/watch?
v=BI8T5DPxY5Y

Worksheet

Court
Chief
Counsellor

Bullet point
what happened
to King Hamlet

Revenge
Vengeance
Incest

Watch Act 1 Scene


3

Discuss how the


characters are
presented
worksheet (return
to in other lessons;
about characters)
a character sheet.
L3

To
understand
the
relationship
Hamlet has

Act 1
Scene 4 and
5

CAUTION change
depending on your
class

Give character
roles for students

Read Act 1 Scene 4


and 5

Storyboa
rd on
how King
Hamlet
died

with the
ghost
Creative Killings.
What is the most
creative way to kill
someone that you
can think of?

e.g. stab someone


with an icicle
L4

To
understand
how the
Kings ghost
is presented

Act 1 Scene
4 and 5

Pictures of different
kinds of ghosts
how would you cast
King Hamlets
ghost?

Discuss how is
the Kings ghost
presented?
Mind map words
from the ghosts
speech
connotations:
foul crimes/
lightest word
would harrow up
thy soul, freeze
thy young blood/
a serpent stung
me/ that
incestuous, that
adulterate beast,
with witchcraft of
his wit
How should the
ghosts anger be

Watch Act 1 Scene


4 and 5
http://www.youtube.
com/watch?
v=dBznOZu7FQo
http://www.youtube.
com/watch?
v=ZSsIVxovLKk
How is the ghost
presented in this
clip?
How would you cast
him?

Write a tweet
from the
ghosts point of
view

Connotatio
n
Denotation
antic
disposition

Create a
visual
represen
tation of
one
quote

conveyed?

L5

To
understand
how Hamlets
madness is
presented

Act 2 scene
1

If you were to show


you had an antic
disposition (mad)
what would you do
and why?

Read extract Act 2


Scene 1
conversation
between Polonius
and Ophelia.
Watch clip
http://www.youtub
e.com/watch?
v=hN0DAxjw0z0

L6

To
understand
the role of
tragedy and
tragic heroes
in

Can you think of any


heroes who have a
tragic flaw e.g.
superman and
kryptonite

Romeo and
Macbeth as tragic
heroes give half
the class an
extract from R,

Write a PEEL
paragraph
explaining how
Hamlets madness
is presented
through Ophelia.

Peer assess
PEEL paragraph
looking at using
quotes and
writing
effectively

Analysis

Get students to
re-write
Aristotles
definition for a

Hamartia
Hubris
Tragic hero

Scaffold using a
PEEL planning grid.
What is Hamlets
tragic flaw so far?
Give students a
sorting activity to

Shakespeare

L7

To
understand
Polonius
plan.

half from M.

Act 2 Scene
2

Superman
Hamartia

Students are to
read the extract
and discuss what
that heros
hamartia is.

Translate the Kings


opening speech (Act
2 sc2) in to modern
English.

Watch
http://www.youtub
e.com/watch?
v=3vTXtdQ63FA
http://www.youtub
e.com/watch?
v=J8C4gPU_hEU

decide what his flaw


is e.g. love/
madness/ guilt

tragic hero.

Give students the


extract about
Polonius plan.

Students are to
list what has
happened in
this scene.

Students are to plot


potential downfalls
in their plan.

Arras

http://www.youtub
e.com/watch?
v=FnrKScWFR3M
http://www.youtub
e.com/watch?
v=dyB4ktn7AIE
L8

To
understand
the language
of
Shakespeare

Act 3 Scene
2

Students are to
work out the
number of syllables
in the following
lines:
O that this too too
solid flesh would
melt, /
Thaw, and resolve
itself into a dew! /
Or that the

Soliloquy
Blank Verse
Rhyming
Couplets

Everlasting had not


fixd /
His canon gainst
self-slaughter! O
God! O God!
L9

L1
0

To
understand
how the
character of
Hamlet has
been
developed
To
understand
how to write
a PEEL essay.

L1
1

To complete
our
assessment.

L1
2

To
understand
how to
effectively
mark our
assessment.
To
understand
the
importance of
Hamlets
soliloquy

L1
3

Whole play

Hamlets
soliloquy in
Act 2 Scene
2

Hamlets
soliloquy in
Act 3 Scene
1
Copy of
soliloquy
and
Worksheet

Re watch soliloquy
http://www.youtub
e.com/watch?
v=dyB4ktn7AIE
Any questions
before completing
our assessments?

Write in silence for


the lesson

Show students an
example paragraph
and ask them to
mark it

Students to swap
and assess each
others work

Correct SPAG and


then assess
language analysis
etc.

Students to discuss
the connotations of
the following quotes

http://www.youtub
e.com/watch?
v=jK8am5ur7Ck

take arms against


a sea of troubles

Draw students
attention to the
fact this is a
different version
then they have

Students to answer
questions on the
soliloquy
(worksheet).

to die- to sleep
whips and scorns

Consider doing
group work asking
different groups to
answer different

What is
Hamlets
conclusion
does he want to
die?

Soliloquy

of time

1
4

To
understand
how the
relationship
between
Ophelia and
Hamlet is
developed

Act 3 Scene
1
Copy of
conversation
between H
and Op.

conscience does
make cowards of us
all

been watching
next lesson they
will see the
version they are
used to.

questions before
feeding back.

Hypothesise

Watch the scene

What do you think


Hamlet thinks about
Ophelia and why?

http://www.youtub
e.com/watch?
v=6nM_Oqd6Ers

Prompt: genuine
love/ lust/ madness

http://www.youtub
e.com/watch?
v=FJRfLmMlFHQ
(poor quality)

Give pairs (or


threes 2 actors &
1 director) the
conversation
between Hamlet
and Ophelia.

http://www.youtub
e.com/watch?
v=7PcUQyXNYe0
(Brannagh
version, not
Tennant but takes
you to the end of
the scene)

1
5

To
understand
how Hamlets
madness is
developed

Act 3 Scene
2

Hypothesise: what
will happen when
Claudius sees the
King being killed in
the play?

Watch the scene


(~16 minutes)
http://www.youtub
e.com/watch?

Ask students to
read the
conversation in
pairs focus on
drama and bringing
story to life.
Draw focus to the
insults and flattery.

How is Hamlets
madness being
presented here?
Look at how he is

Students who
read Ophelia
answer: what
do you think
Ophelia thinks
about Hamlet,
does she care
for him?

Dialogue
Director
Presentatio
n

Students who
read Hamlet
answer: Do you
think Hamlet
likes Ophelia?
Directors: How
do you think
Shakespeare
presents their
relationship?
What does he
want the
audience to
think?
Is Hamlet still
acting mad or is
he actually
mad?

Madness

Write a
letter as
diary
entry as
either
Hamlet
or
Ophelia,
reflectin
g on this
scene.

v=HtYCXO-jAJg
http://www.youtub
e.com/watch?
v=alfutKH2388
1
6

To
understand
the role
Claudius
played in
King Hamlets
death

Act 3 Scene
3
Claudius
soliloquy

What clues have we


had so far that
Claudius killed King
Hamlet?
Are there any clues
you trust more than
others?
-draw out reliability
of King Hamlets
ghost e.g. Hamlet
might be mad

1
7

To
understand
the
relationship
between
Hamlet and
his mother

Act 3 Scene
4

Define Oedipus
complex; ask
students to write
what they think
about it.

Read Claudius
soliloquy
-consider reading
it as a class or
breaking in to
lines and getting
students to read/
dramatise sections

(~16 mins)
Watch Act 3 Scene
3
http://www.youtub
e.com/watch?
v=5XJwsReIfis
Watch Act 3 Scene

being portrayed in
the extract.
Discuss: costume,
language, tone of
voice, props etc.
Being a detective:
Where is the
evidence that
Claudius killed King
Hamlet? Find
quotes

Provide key quotes


of Hamlets advice
to mother
students to explore
their relationship.

Discuss and
finish with a
vote.

Choose
stronger
students to be
a judge and a
panel of juries.

Judge
Juror
Regicide

Students to
present the
evidence that
King Hamlet
was killed by
Claudius; jurors
to have an
open discussion
deciding guilt
and judge to
have the final
say.
Imagine you
are either
Hamlet or
mother write
a letter to the
other character
explaining how
you feel.

Oedipus
complex

4
http://www.youtub
e.com/watch?
v=mOjpvNPr3JU
http://www.youtub
e.com/watch?
v=ay502y7aspo
1
8

1
9

To
understand
how
Shakespeare
presents
Hamlet and
his mothers
relationship

Act 3 Scene
4

To
understand
how Hamlet
feels about
killing
Polonius

Act 3 Scene
5 and 6

Copy of
Hamlet and
Queens
dialogue

Do you think Hamlet


has an Oedipus
complex? Why?

Find key quotes to


demonstrate
Hamlet and the
Queens
relationship.
Go over PEEL
paragraphs
(include WALI for
E writers intent,
audiences
response,
language analysis,
interpretation)

What should
Hamlets
punishment be for
killing Polonius?
-for weaker groups
give a list of
possible
punishments;
students need to
choose.

Watch Act 3 Scene


5 and 6
http://www.youtub
e.com/watch?
v=8ak0XhSow5Q

Write a PEEL
paragraph
answering how
does Shakespeare
present Hamlet and
his mothers
relationship?

Peer assess

Does Hamlet feel


guilty for killing
Polonius?

What do you
think will
happen to
Hamlet?

Consider the
staging of the
performance
props, lighting etc
(could fill in a grid
re: generic features)

Oedipus
complex

2
0

To
understand
how Ophelia
is presented

Act 4 Scene
1

Rank the following


in order of signs of
madness most
mad being at the
top.
1. Bursting in to
song at
random
times
2. Appearing in
a state of
undress
3. Shouting
loudly for no
reason
4. Telling
peculiar
jokes
5. Hearing
voices of
someone
who has died
6. Giving lots of
herbs and
flowers to
people

2
1

To
understand
the effects of
Polonius
murder

Act 4 Scene
2

Queen Gertrude
one woe doth tread
upon anothers
heel, so fast they
follow
What woes do you
think will happen in
this scene?

Watch Act 4 Scene


1
http://www.youtub
e.com/watch?
v=5a1ks-S4UNU
http://www.youtub
e.com/watch?
v=la4XiB1dZq0

How is Ophelias
madness presented
here?
Where is the proof
for her insanity?
Why is it important
that Laertes sees
his sister like this?

Bullet point
how have we
see Laertes
develop?
How have we
seen Ophelia
develop?

Or what do
you think shows
Ophelia to be
mad most
convincingly?

Watch
http://www.youtub
e.com/watch?
v=UOkImi8n0Os

What are Laertes


and Claudius
planning? Why?
What happens to
Ophelia, why?
To what extent do
you think Polonius

How do you
think these
events will
impact Hamlet?

murder is to blame
for these actions?
2
2

To
understand
how Hamlet
reacts to
Ophelias
death

2
3

To
understand
how
Shakespeare
presents the
relationship
between
Hamlet and
Ophelia

2
4

Assessment
planning

Act 5 Scene
1
Read what
fair Ophelia
to end of
scene

How does
Shakespear
e present
the
relationship
between
Ophelia and
Hamlet?

What effect do you


think Ophelias
death will have on
Hamlet? Why?

Watch
http://www.youtub
e.com/watch?
v=LLO5IdAl-q8

How is Hamlets
grief presented
discuss re: clips
first.

http://www.youtub
e.com/watch?
v=cVHu5BTylbM

Read extract
highlight key words/
phrases which show
how Hamlet feels.

Make a timeline/
bullet point key
events for the
relationship
between Ophelia
and Hamlet

Discuss how
Shakespeare
presents the
relationship
between Hamlet
and Ophelia.

Discuss to what
extent is Hamlet
and Ophelias
relationship based
on love or
madness?

If you were staging


Hamlet, how would
you choose to show
Ophelia and
Hamlets
relationship?

Complete PEEL
planning grid

WALI

Provide quotes as
we dont have
copies of the text

Writers intent/
audiences
response/ language/
interpretation
Links to context

Imagine you
are Hamlet
come up with a
diary entry/
statement
about how you
feel coming
back to Elisnore
and hearing
Ophelia killed
herself.
Debate love v.
madness

Using
sparknot
es, find
5 quotes
which
you can
use to
show the
relations
hip
between
Hamlet
and
Ophelia
Complet
e PEEL
planning
grid

2
5
2
6

Assessment

2
7

To
understand
how the play
ends

Act 5 Scene
2

TO
understand
how the play
ends
To
understand
the key
themes
present in
Hamlet
Mop up
lesson
Mop up
lesson
Mop up
lesson
Christmas
lesson
Christmas
lesson

Act 5 Scene
2

2
8

2
9

3
0
3
1
3
2
3
3
3
4

How does Shakespeare present the relationship between Ophelia and Hamlet?

Peer assess

Proof read the


assessment you
completed last
lesson.

Peer assess give


mark scheme

SPAG

How do you think


the play is going to
end?

Watch

Why does everyone


die?

What makes Hamlet


a tragedy? (dont
just say people die!)

Does the audience


think this is a
satisfactory end?

http://www.youtub
e.com/watch?
v=LZ5x2nlfDYY