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Finding Curriculum for Less

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What is renting homeschool curriculum all about? Is it really a savings? How does it work? In her article, Homeschool Books for Less, Heidi, from the Unexpected Homeschooler did an excellent job of explaining our services to her readers. Here is just a bit of it..... continue reading

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Playing with Plays- The best way to do plays by Shakespeare and other famous playwrights

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A Study of Shakespeare's Hamlet for High School

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As part of my Shakespeare for High School series I would like to like to cover at least one tragedy and one comedy. While we have also covered Romeo and Juliet (which is also a tragedy), for the purposes of talking specifically about a Shakespearean tragedy we are going to study Hamlet.

What is a tragedy?

In a tragedy, the main character is doomed by a singular fatal flaw. Shakespeare’s tragedies feature a wide array of flaws, and these flaws.....

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Happy Birthday, Shakspeare Resources for You and Your Kids to Celebrate.

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Playing with Plays: Shakespeare Like You've Never Seen It Before!

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Playing with Plays is one of the best ideas I have seen for introducing children and youth to Shakespeare and other well known playwrights. Most students are not interested in learning about Shakspeare, let alone reading one of his plays! This will change if you take part in Playing with Plays! 

These melodramatic plays are 15- 20 minutes long and each book includes scripts for three group sizes for 8-22+ actors. Although these are very short interpretations of the actual plays, there are actual lines...... 

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