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Folger Shakespeare Library


Folger Shakespeare Library
Shakespeare for Kids (Grades K-12)
Activities as far ranging as online coloring pages, games, and puzzles to identifying characters and plays.

Play-by-Play: Teaching Shakespeare
Teachers will find lesson plans and resources for eleven plays. Many play pages include podcasts, videos, photo albums, activities, and student projects.

Folger Shakespeare Library: Welcome K-12 Teachers
Teachers will find primary sources, lesson plans, study guides, programs for teachers and students, teacher workshops, and a teacher’s lounge for exchanging ideas. Some study guides have 15-minute plot summaries with quotations from the play for introducing the play for production or viewing.

Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb (Grades 3-8)
Downloadable audio files of Tales from Shakespeare, prose retellings of nineteen plays. A good introduction for young readers to the study of Shakespeare.

Internet Shakespeare Editions (Grades 6-12)
Everything Shakespeare. Complete plays and poems in modern and facsimile editions, essays, and performance materials. Included is a section on Shakespeare's life and times and access reference works, critical articles and access to other resources of use in the study of Shakespeare.

The Shakespeare Mystery (Grades 9-12)
Who was William Shakespeare? This site examines arguments that “Shakespeare” was really Edward de Vere, 17th earl of Oxford and links to another arguing for Christopher Marlowe.

Renaissance Faire Homepage (Grades 6-12)
This site is preparation for participation in renaissance fairs. Learn about costumes, food, and games and how to talk like an Elizabethan.

Shakespearean Insults Generator! (Grades 6-12)
Learn how to insult like an Elizabethan with this online insult generator.