“Sir – I am too old to learn”Kent, King Lear, William Shakespeare
The above quote, spoken by Kent, King Lear’s loyal servant in Shakespeare’s King Lear, is a protest many teachers are all too familiar when trying to engage their pupils with Shakespeare’s works.
The National Curriculum specifies that pupils in KS3 and KS4 should read and appreciate Shakespeare plays. Studying a Shakespeare play is also a compulsory element of GCSE English Literature, which many schools teach alongside English Language as a compulsory subject. Finding ways to engage students in Shakespeare’s world and his language is a hard task but it is key to meeting the expectations of the curriculum.
Shakespeare in Bits, available through RM Unify, is designed to engage students through a multi-sensory experience of Shakespeare’s plays. It comprises fully animated productions of five of Shakespeare’s most well-known plays (Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caeser).
The visual and aural components help to engage different learning styles within your classroom and the multiple interactive elements support contextualized understanding.
What is included:
- Fully animated production of the entire play
- complete high-quality audio to accompany the animated action
- complete unabridged play text
- Inline tap-to-translate for difficult words and phrases
- Hundreds of contextual notes explaining themes, language, imagery and more
Read about some of the recent updates made to Shakespeare In Bits here.