Thursday, April 23, 2009
Happy Birthday William Shakespeare!
Today is William Shakespeare's 445th birthday...ok, ok so the fact that he is no longer living is a small technicality :-) since this is also the celebration of his death. imagine that, being born and dying on the same date...hmmm, anyway...
William Shakespeare was a renowned poet and playwright and is considered one of the most influential writers in the English language.
The thing I love most about Shakespeare is the fact that it can be taught to virtually any age. My daughter really loves Shakespeare, we have read the plays, watched documentaries such as "In search of Shakespeare", and done research online and the boys like the battle scenes (of course).
There are some great resources out there to teach about Shakespeare to include free lesson plans, audiobooks, etc.
Check out these links: