First of all, this was not my idea! But, it’s a brilliant way to engage your kids with Shakespeare, especially high schoolers! All credit goes to Larry Reiff (@Mrreiff) – as he says, “All the world’s an e-stage”! Love it!
Now, onto the great idea… Shakespeare analyzed via memes. I know this is not traditional, but hey, we are about engaging our kids with the wonderful language and stories of Shakespeare any way possible, and this is PERFECT!
So simply, he has the kids analyze a scene and then find photos and memes that go with specific phrases. See examples below. Larry’s class uses: imgflip to generate his memes and photos… Other teachers use Canva to create cards around phrases – with images – both are engaging and fun ideas.
Have fun with these, and be sure to share more ideas so we all can have kids that are better Bard lovers!