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Shakespeare In Pop Culture Series: Introduction

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Shakespeare Pop
This class is the introduction to the Shakespeare in Pop Culture Series. This class is a prerequisite for taking other courses in the Shakespeare in Pop Culture Series.
This one-week introductory course runs at the beginning of every semester. After taking this course, students are free to take other courses in the Shakespeare series in any order.
Other courses in the series include:
Shakespeare in Pop Culture Series: Romeo & Juliet
Shakespeare in Pop Culture Series: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Shakespeare in Pop Culture Series: Twelfth Night
Shakespeare in Pop Culture Series: Hamlet


This is a one-week course in which students will be introduced to William Shakespeare, the Globe Theater, and Shakespeare’s sonnets and writing style.

This introductory course is meant to prepare students for the other courses in the series, which each focus on one of Shakespeare’s plays, as well as modern adaptations of the play in popular culture.

The goal of this course series is to learn the famous works of Shakespeare through the use of present day pop culture. Lessons for the other courses in this series will focus on themes, characters, and social significance of Shakespeare’s most famous plays in comparison to their modern re-imaginings.

Assignments will range from writing analytical reports on primary and secondary sources, to students having the option to film their very own adaptations of these works. Each student should leave this course with a well rounded comprehension of the significance of Shakespeare’s works, then and now.

Disclaimer: This short introductory course ONLY focuses on an introduction to Shakespeare’s life and writing. HOWEVER, some of the films presented in the other classes of this course series are rated PG-13, and therefore that is the recommended age minimum for those classes, with the exception of parental consent for younger ages.

No live classesview lessons on YOUR schedule. In general, expect 1.5-2.5 hours to work through the lesson plan each week, and an additional 2-5 hours working on assignments (it really depends what assignment your child chooses to do and how they manage their time). For classes with two levels, the material is the same for boththe depth of the assignments differs. Younger students should usually be placed in Level 1. Older students, or younger students who want more of a challenge, should be placed in Level 2.

Each lesson consists of a fully narrated PowerPoint presentation with images and videos to enhance the topics. Students will have access to our learning management system, Canvas, for viewing their lesson, printing worksheets, taking quizzes, viewing/submitting assignments, participating in discussions, and viewing grades/feedback. Read more details about class format.

Next Level Homeschool is a firm believer that not all learning should happen from behind a screen! That's why we give students the freedom to submit their assignments in the way THEY want to! We don't want regurgitation learning here. By allowing students to use their own talents, skills, and passions to complete assignments, they become even more engaged and retain the information. Why? Because now it's literally in their hands! We receive thousands of projects every year from our students: written reports, videos, models, posters, Scratch, Minecraft, Roblox, songs, poems, skits, drawings, sculptures, craftswe've seen it ALL! And WE LOVE IT!!

Click here to view just a few projects we've received from students who have taken this class and see what YOUR kid could be learning with Next Level Homeschool!

Course Features

  • Schedule Jan 2 - Jan 16
  • Activities Language Arts
  • Lessons 1
  • Suggested Ages 10-17 One Level