Teaching Shakespeare isn’t just for our Shakespeare 400 VFT

We hope that many of you will be joining us for our celebration of Shakespeare this Friday (22nd April) at 2:30pm BST. You can watch live or register for the on-demand version.

We know that teaching Shakespeare is more than a one-day event though — you and your students learn about Shakespeare’s works at various key stages or grade levels. You read and analyse his plays and sonnets, you watch films, your budding actors perform his work, and hopefully many of your students will see theatre performances and develop a lifelong appreciation for the Bard.

So before or after the virtual field trip, we hope you will use Discovery Education resources and those of organisations like the British Shakespeare Association to support your students’ engagement and understanding.

We’re delighted that to mark the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the British Shakespeare Association is offering teachers free membership. Here’s a message from them:

“The British Shakespeare Association offers a range of resources for educators across multiple sectors. To celebrate the 400th anniversary for Shakespeare’s death, teachers can currently register for free BSA membership.

The association publishes the magazine Teaching Shakespeare twice a year, both online and in hard copy available from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust bookshop. The association also posts on its Education Network blog shorter pieces around specific events or timely issues. If you would like to contribute to either the magazine or blog, please contact the editor, sarah.olive@york.ac.uk for further information.”

Enjoy the virtual field trip and don’t forget to share your Shakespeare teaching moments using #shakespeareVFT #UKDENchat #DENchat

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