Goals: To use close-reading and syntax to decode difficult language; to analyze how unusual syntax and literary devices create layers of meaning in a text.
Opener: Answer one, some, or all of the following questions with as much detail as you can. If you’d like, you can consult your World History textbook (if you have it on you), but you do not have to. What is a monarchy? What is an absolute monarchy? What is a dictatorship? What is the difference between an absolute monarchy and a dictatorship? What are some ways a dictator might take power? Why do you think monarchies have been such a common form of government, historically?
Handouts in Class: none
Terms and Vocabulary: monarchy, dictatorship
Work Assigned and Collected:
1. We discussed the opener and went over the vocabulary
2. We began watching Act 1 of Macbeth; The version we are watching is the BBC version directed by Rupert Goold in 2010