How to Make an Effective PowerPoint

11 Feb

 

Here are some notes on how to make an effective PowerPoint. how to make a powerpoint

Use this as a guideline for creating your group’s PowerPoint for your Shakespeare project.

Today we will be in the Library (Period 1 computer lab) to work on our Shakespeare group projects.


Romeo and Juliet Group Project:

For this project, you will be working with a group to create a PowerPoint presentation about parts of Romeo and Juliet. Your group will give your PowerPoint to the class. Approximate time for the presentation is 7-10 minutes. Be sure to use pictures and direct quotes (with act, scene, and line numbers) in your presentation.

Useful Sites:

http://www.shakespeare-navigators.com

http://www.folger.edu

http://www.shakespeare-online.com

http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk (mostly for Group 1)

 

Group 1: The Time Period

 

Your group will be discussing the historical aspects of Shakespeare. Be sure to discuss the following:

 

  1. Shakespeare’s Life

Give Biographical information about William Shakespeare. When did he live, what was his family life like? Discuss his education, marriage and children. Discuss his success as a playwright, and some of his plays. Did he do any other types of writing besides plays?

(Useful resource: www.folger.edu -click “Discover Shakespeare” and follow links)

 

  1. The Elizabethan Time Period  

When was the Elizabethan period? Why is it called “Elizabethan?” What was life like? What are some historical events happening around that time? Discuss some of the customs, especially marriage and courtship. What was life like for women? Discuss fashion, holidays, and popular trends. What were some beliefs, superstitions, and medical practices? What problems did people face? Were the people divided into classes?

(Useful resource: http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk )

 

  1. The Globe Theatre

Present information about the theatre the plays were performed in. What did the theatre look like? How large was it? When and where was it built? Discuss the actors, the stage, and how the performances were put on. How/when did it burn down? Discuss the audience, who attended the plays?

(Useful resource: www.folger.edu -click “Discover Shakespeare,” then “Shakespeare’s Theatre”)

 

 

Group 2: Act I

 

Your group will discuss Act I of the play. Be sure to discuss the following.

 

  1. A brief summary of each scene. What is happening? How have the characters changed and developed? Choose an important line or speech from each scene to enhance your summary.

 

  1. Important speeches: Explain the speech and the events surrounding it. How does it connect to main themes of the play, Why is it important?

-Discuss the speech by Prince Escalus (1.1.76-99)

-Discuss the speech by Mercuitio (1.4.53-94)

 

 

Group 3: Act II

 

Your group will discuss Act II of the play. Be sure to discuss the following.

 

  1. A brief summary of each scene. What is happening? How have the characters changed and developed? Choose an important line or speech from each scene to enhance your summary.

 

  1. Important speeches: Explain the speech and the events surrounding it. How does it connect to main themes of the play, Why is it important?

-Discuss Romeo’s speech (2.2.1-24)       -Discuss Friar Lawrence’s speech (2.3.1-31)

 

 

 

 

Group 4: Act III

 

Your group will discuss Act III of the play. Be sure to discuss the following.

 

  1. A brief summary of each scene. What is happening? How have the characters changed and developed? Choose an important line or speech from each scene to enhance your summary.

 

  1. Important speeches: Explain the speech and the events surrounding it. How does it connect to main themes of the play, Why is it important?

-Discuss Juliet’s reaction to Tybalt’s death (3.2.73-84)

-Discuss Romeo’s speech to Friar Lawrence (3.3.30-52)

 

 

Group 5: Act IV

 

Your group will discuss Act IV of the play. Be sure to discuss the following.

 

  1. A brief summary of each scene. What is happening? How have the characters changed and developed? Choose an important line or speech from each scene to enhance your summary.

 

  1. Important speeches: Explain the speech and the events surrounding it. How does it connect to main themes of the play, Why is it important?

-Discuss Friar Lawrence’s plan (4.1.90-121)

-Discuss Juliet’s soliloquy (4.3.14-58

 

 

Group 6: Act V

 

Your group will discuss Act V of the play. Be sure to discuss the following.

 

  1. A brief summary of each scene. What is happening? How have the characters changed and developed? Choose an important line or speech from each scene to enhance your summary.

 

  1. Important speeches: Explain the speech and the events surrounding it. How does it connect to main themes of the play, Why is it important?

-Discuss Romeo’s soliloquy (5.3.74-120)

-Discuss Friar Lawrence’s speech (5.3.233-274)

 

 

Group 7: Major Themes and Symbols

 

Your group will be discussing some of the major themes of the play. Discuss two themes, answer the thought questions and discuss two Symbols/Motifs.

 

Romeo and Juliet:

Themes: love, hate, revenge, loyalty, old vs. young, fate vs. free will, a theme of your choice

Thought Questions: Who is responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? How has Shakespeare depicted women?

Symbols/Motifs: stars, poison, sweet sorrow, light and dark, Shakespeare’s use of oxymoron

 


Hamlet Group Project

For this project, you will be working with a group to create a PowerPoint presentation about parts of Hamlet. Your group will give your PowerPoint to the class. Approximate time for the presentation is 7-10 minutes. Be sure to use pictures and direct quotes (with act, scene, and line numbers) in your presentation.

 

Useful Sites:

http://www.shakespeare-navigators.com

http://www.folger.edu

http://www.shakespeare-online.com

http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk (mostly for Group 1)

 

Group 1: The Time Period

 

Your group will be discussing the historical aspects of Shakespeare. Be sure to discuss the following:

 

  1. Shakespeare’s Life

Give Biographical information about William Shakespeare. When did he live, what was his family life like? Discuss his education, marriage and children. Discuss his success as a playwright, and some of his plays. Did he do any other types of writing besides plays?

(Useful resource: www.folger.edu -click “Discover Shakespeare” and follow links)

 

  1. The Elizabethan Time Period  

When was the Elizabethan period? Why is it called “Elizabethan?” What was life like? What are some historical events happening around that time? Discuss some of the customs, especially marriage and courtship. What was life like for women? Discuss fashion, holidays, and popular trends. What were some beliefs, superstitions, and medical practices? What problems did people face? Were the people divided into classes?

(Useful resource: http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk )

 

  1. The Globe Theatre

Present information about the theatre the plays were performed in. What did the theatre look like? How large was it? When and where was it built? Discuss the actors, the stage, and how the performances were put on. How/when did it burn down? Discuss the audience, who attended the plays?

(Useful resource: www.folger.edu -click “Discover Shakespeare,” then “Shakespeare’s Theatre”)

 

 

Group 2: Act I

 

Your group will discuss Act I of the play. Be sure to discuss the following.

 

  1. A brief summary of each scene. What is happening? How have the characters changed and developed? Choose an important line or speech from each scene to enhance your summary.

 

  1. Important speeches: Explain the speech and the events surrounding it. How does it connect to main themes of the play, Why is it important?

-Discuss King Claudius’ speech to Hamlet (1.2.89-119)

-Discuss Hamlet’s soliloquy (1.2.131-161)

 

 

Group 3: Act II

 

Your group will discuss Act II of the play. Be sure to discuss the following.

 

  1. A brief summary of each scene. What is happening? How have the characters changed and developed? Choose an important line or speech from each scene to enhance your summary.

 

  1. Important speeches: Explain the speech and the events surrounding it. How does it connect to main themes of the play, Why is it important?

-Discuss King and Queen (2.2.1-26)       -Discuss Hamlet’s soliliquy (2.2.536-595)

 

 

 

 

Group 4: Act III

 

Your group will discuss Act III of the play. Be sure to discuss the following.

 

  1. A brief summary of each scene. What is happening? How have the characters changed and developed? Choose an important line or speech from each scene to enhance your summary.

 

  1. Important speeches: Explain the speech and the events surrounding it. How does it connect to main themes of the play, Why is it important?

-Discuss Hamlet’s “To be or not to be” soliloquy (3.1.63-97)

-Discuss Hamlet (3.4.155-171)

 

 

Group 5: Act IV

 

Your group will discuss Act IV of the play. Be sure to discuss the following.

 

  1. A brief summary of each scene. What is happening? How have the characters changed and developed? Choose an important line or speech from each scene to enhance your summary.

 

  1. Important speeches: Explain the speech and the events surrounding it. How does it connect to main themes of the play, Why is it important?

-Discuss Hamlet and King (4.3.20-39)

-Discuss King and Laertes (4.7.122-177)

 

 

Group 6: Act V

 

Your group will discuss Act V of the play. Be sure to discuss the following.

 

  1. A brief summary of each scene. What is happening? How have the characters changed and developed? Choose an important line or speech from each scene to enhance your summary.

 

  1. Important speeches: Explain the speech and the events surrounding it. How does it connect to main themes of the play, Why is it important?

-Discuss Hamlet (5.1.93-105)

-Discuss Hamlet and Laertes (5.2.217-245)

 

 

Group 7: Major Themes and Symbols

 

Your group will be discussing some of the major themes of the play. Discuss two themes, answer the thought questions and discuss two Symbols/Motifs.

 

Hamlet:

Themes: revenge, mortality, madness, corruption, appearance vs. reality, power, a theme of your choice

Thought Questions: Is Hamlet truly insane? Is Hamlet a virtuous character? Is Hamlet responsible for Ophelia’s death?

Symbols/Motifs: disease/poison, weeds and flowers, frailty, supernatural, uncertainty, Yorick’s skull, Hamlet’s clothing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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