Make Much Ado about Shakespeare in Your Class

Uncover new lesson plans, videos, and games devoted to "The Bard" and his iconic plays that explore a range of topics.

Shakespeare Uncovered from PBS LearningMedia explores the complete plays of William Shakespeare—one of the greatest writers to have ever lived. From his comedies to histories to tragedies, the series looks at the stories that have shaped our cultural history: seeking out each play’s inspiration, finding the moments and places that set every scene, as well as examining the words that gave life to Shakespeare’s world both in the past and present.

This thematic collection -- which adheres to national learning standards -- contains video segments from the series, informational texts, discussion questions, and suggestions for extension activities to enhance your students’ reading, viewing, and appreciation of Shakespeare’s works.

O this learning, what a thing it is!

Access the resources from PBS LearningMedia.

Bring Hamlet, Henry V, Macbeth and The Tempest to life! You will also find content from the PBS series, Shakespeare Uncovered in which actors like Ethan Hawke, Jude Law, and David Tennant reveal new insights into some of Shakespeare's most famous characters.