Shakespeare for Children

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Shakespeare for ChildrenShakespeare for Children is a collection of links, which – in this year that marks the 400th birthday of the bard – would contribute significantly towards a classroom topic on the  famous poet, playwright and author.

  • Shakespeare Week – This website has developed into a huge collection of resources for home, school and children. Shakespeare Week happens in March each year – the next is scheduled for 20 – 26 March 2017. Teachers can sign up for the event at any time during the year.

Almost 11,000 primary schools registered to take part in Shakespeare Week 2016 and we’re delighted that you’re interested in joining them.

Registered teachers gain access to over 150 FREE cross-curricular resources which have been developed by education experts from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and a number of excellent partners across the UK.” (Shakespeare Week Website)

Although Shakespeare Week has passed for this year, there are still many other Shakespeare events scheduled for the rest of 2016!

  • The Life and Times of William Shakespeare – This site, shared by Top Marks, is a flash animation which can be added to IWB presentations. It gives a brief account of Shakespeare’s life and work.
  • The TES  – Shares a Fatpack resource containing: a short biography of his life, facts and rumours about him, a timeline of his plays, a sonnet workshop and some fun bits.
  • The SchoolRun – This site gives homework help on the topic of Shakespeare. It is interesting to see Shakespeare’s friends listed here as this helps to put his time into perspective in history; there is also a video by Michael Rosen and lots more Shakespeare links here.
  • BBC Schools –  Offers a full audio broadcast of The Tempest.
  • MacBeth Teaching Notes and Lesson Plans – Available for teaching Macbeth at primary school.
  • BBC Famous People : Shakespeare – This site is archived but still very useful.
  • Duckster’s – Offers an interesting set of facts about the life and time of Shakespeare.
  • Shakespeare’s Globe – Provides  Exploring Shakespeare for Children.
  • A Midsummer’s Dream – This is an animated version taken from Shakespeare The Animated Tales- A Midsummer Night-u0027s Dream. from Jeffrey on Vimeo.