Every other year Millhopper Montessori School rocks the Bard with our Shakespeare Unit in Literature. We read several Shakespeare plays and sonnets, study cultural aspects of the time and learn all about the life of William Shakespeare.
Creating a Theatrical Portfolio, the students pen their own scene from one the playwrite’s tales. This portfolio includes: cultural overview of scene and play, a re-written script, character analysis, and description, props list and costume sketch. In drama class we bring our script to life, and finally we perform a Shakespeare Festival at the Thomas Center, Spanish Court. The festival is performed for second – fifth grades and is designed to teach the younger students all about the Bard. It is just one of the collaborative projects that sets Millhopper Montessori Middle above the rest.