Shakespeare is probably the most important writers in the English language and one of the most influential throughout all of history. Here are some resources to know the Bard better. Additionally, there are some resources for Macbeth (12th grade) and Julius Caesar (10th grade)
Background to Shakespeare in-class prezi presentation
“William Shakespeare: The Life and Legacy of England’s Bard” This is a resource put out by the BBC that gives a brief, chronological summary of Shakespeare’s life and legacy.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About William Shakespeare from HISTORY.com.
No Fear Shakespeare modern translations of Shakespeare’s work written side-by-side with the originals. From Sparknotes.
The Fate of Macbeth a paper written by Yours Truly (me) that explores one of the most prominent themes in Macbeth: Fate vs. Free Will