Bring Shakespeare to life for your students with this account of his boyhood, and the places and events that were influential in his development. Seven broadsheets and hands-on documents will help students’ knowledge grow as they travel with young Shakespeare from home to school to London. Historian: John Langdon-Davies. The contents of this Jackdaw feature:
- Shakespeare Learns to Write
- Young Shakespeare Goes to London
Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities
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- Page from Holinshed’s Chronicle, 1577, illustrating the source of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
- John Norden’s maps of London and Westminster, 1593.
- Composite photograph of Elizabethan buildings known
- Page from The Book of Sir Thomas More, thought to be
in Shakespeare’s own hand, with transcription.
- Engraving of Shakespeare by Droeshout from the First Folio of 1623.
- Examples of contemporary handwriting and writing-books.