Teaching Shakespeare to High School Students

Why do we continue to torture them?

I like Shakespeare, and I understand why his plays have had such an impact on the western world, with their universal themes and infinitely quotable lines. I get it — Shakespeare is important and timeless.

I get it, but my students don’t. They don’t understand what’s happening in Macbeth right now…



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high school English teacher, cat nerd, owner of Grading with Crayon, and author of Biddleborn.