Class Debate Series: Debate Teams, Dates and Structure

Over the last few weeks we have been working towards the formal class debate series with a range of workshops and activities aimed at getting everyone up in front of an audience and exploring a range of techniques of persuasion. Today we agreed on the formal debate format we’ll be following

Assessment: “I am Fortune’s Fool” – Fate and Free Will in Romeo and Juliet

A culmination of our longitudinal study of the action of fate in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. This collection of board captures records the students’ observations and supports the writing of a literary essay expanding on their ideas of the action of fate in the play and how it is revealed by Shakespeare via the means of Plot, Language, Dialogue, Structure and Dramatic Devices.

Romeo and Juliet – Soliloquy Schedule

Everyone in the class is presenting a soliloquy that they’ve learned by heart live to class. Each period for the next fortnight will include three of these, according to the following schedule.

Romeo and Juliet, Act 1, Scene 3: Metaphor

We explore Shakespeare’s use of metaphor when having Lady Capulet describe Paris in Act 1 Scene 3 of Romeo and Juliet.

Romeo and Juliet Modernisation

  ¬†Your homework is to complete your modernisation of the script ready for performance next English period.   The Script

Future Dystopia: Course Outline

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.  

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