Reflection: Relevance Thinking About Theme: Othello Act IV (Day 2 of 2) + Machiavellian Draft - Section 5: Machiavellian Fantasy Draft Preparations


This is the first year we have had access to a mobile lab in our building and it is AWESOME! Students are way more engaged and we can do lots of really cool things without having to worry about transitions or unfamiliar learning environments.

Today's work required the students to pair their print resources with electronic resources. It was interesting to see how much more they struggled with the books vs. the computers. I know that I teach digital natives, but they have become so dependent on the ease of digital research that I think it might be important to spend some time reminding them of the resources available to them in their books.

Additionally, I need to work with them on appropriate search terms. I had more than one student come up to me with absolutely ridiculous search phrases (i.e. Is Elizabeth I a Machiavellian leader). I am surprised that they believe the internet to be so specifically geared to their needs. While they can probably find what they need, they may need to work on how they search for information.

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Thinking About Theme: Othello Act IV (Day 2 of 2) + Machiavellian Draft

Unit 6: Literary: Thematic Analysis of Shakespeare's Othello
Lesson 2 of 11

Objective: SWBAT participate in collaborative discussion to analyze themes of history and literature by working together to analyze and research key ideas from each content area.

Big Idea: Should Iago make the cut in a Machiavellian fantasy draft for his all-star team of leaders?

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