A few weeks ago we studied two of Shakespeare's plays, Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth.
Here are some resources that I have discovered. I hope they may be of use to others:
It was a joy to find the BBC Animated Tales on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/shakespeareanimated#p/u
We bumped into the Classical Comics stall at the Education Show and purchased copies of the quick read versions of Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet. We also bought a copy of the teacher's guides which are excellent resources. http://www.classicalcomics.com/
Dawn wrote in her blog about her excellent work on Macbeth raps, inspired by this video:
This would be a great addition to our work for another time.
During the work we produced comic strips, retellings, newspaper reports, play scripts and newspaper reports. The children thoroughly enjoyed the project. Later this year perhaps we'll take a look at Hamlet too!
Does anyone else take Shakespeare in Year Six? Does anyone have any other good resources to share?