9th ELA: Shakespeare
Romeo & Juliet
Researching in the Library:
**** You are only allowed to use websites that end with:
o .edu – Make sure you are careful of any bias
o .org – Make sure you are careful of any bias
***NO WIKIPEDIA ALLOWED!***
** Any .com sites will have to be approved by the teacher before using as a source in your paper!
Use the link Advanced Internet Searches to help you search on the correct websites.
Websites to Use:
You need 3-5 sources. **No Wikipedia, Ask.com, or yahoo answers.**
Elizabethan England (Big Timber Media)
The Renaissance (Big Timber Media)
Kennedy Center http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/lessons.aspx?q=shakespeare
William Shakespeare Info http://www.william-shakespeare.info/william-shakespeare-globe-theatre.htm
Start your research:
1. Select a topic.
2. Write down key words that go with your topic.
3. Search the: Ebsco Online, Encyclopedia Brittannica, and Gale Databases.
4. Search the eBooks.
5. Search the Internet using advanced Internet searches.
Daily note check while in library during the week (5 total grades).
§ Less than 3 notes per day – 75
§ 4-6 notes per day – 85
§ 7 notes or more- 95
Use the note pages template to take your notes while in the library.
9th ELA Research Project Topics:
Culture – Renaissance life between 1301 and 1304:
Traditions and customs
Arts and literature
Noble families – rivalries
Culture – Elizabethan England:
1500s – What was Elizabethan England like during the life of William Shakespeare?
The Globe Theater:
-Give historic details about the design and use of the theater
-Describe the influences of the theater and the plays performed there to the society both then and now. -How did society and the culture influence the choice of plays performed there?
- Family is a major theme in the play and provides an interesting concept to explore as a topic. The strength of family bonds and familial obligations creates much of the conflict in the play. Does that blind family loyalty promote or prevent ruin? Look at the concept of feuds between families and show how the conflicts affected society and the families involved.
Love in 16th Century England/Elizabethan England
The Actors of the Theater: