Macbeth is one of a series of lesson plans to accompany the short animated videos of six of Shakespeare’s plays on LearnEnglish Kids.

Introduction

In this lesson, learners will be introduced to the Shakespeare play Macbeth through a short animated video. They will watch the video and complete comprehension activities, and then will be guided to think about and discuss the idea of ‘ambition’ from the play. Finally learners will develop their writing skills by thinking and writing about what job they would like to have when they grow up.

Aims

  • Learners will develop strategies for watching and understanding a short video based on the Shakespeare play Macbeth.
  • Learners will develop comprehension and speaking skills by discussing ideas from the play.
  • Learners will develop writing skills through a personalised writing activity based on an element from the play.

Age

Older primary (9–11 years)

Time

1 x 45-minute lesson or three shorter segments

Materials

The lesson plan can be downloaded in PDF format below. 

The Macbeth video, worksheet and other materials can be accessed here:
https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/short-stories/macbeth

The Shakespeare extension activities for kids can be accessed here:
https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/shakespeare-extension-activities-kids

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Author: 
Rachael Ro

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