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Shakespeare 1 Honors
Shakespeare 1 Honors
Shakespeare 1 Honors
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Shakespeare 1 Honors

Grades 10 & up

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Shakespeare 1 Honors encourages and fosters an appreciation for Shakespeare's work through close-reading, critical analysis, and creative projects. Students will learn to analyze form as well as content. The course introduces Elizabethan England and begins with analysis of Shakespearean non-dramatic poetry, moves through class performance and analysis of two comedies, and finishes with an adaptation study. Each unit culminates in a project modeled after the genre studied and celebrated with a student presentation.

Honors level classes can expect more rigorous requirements for assignments and assessments.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous grade level Honors English with a “B+” or higher

This 3-week semester course is offered for first time credit, for credit grade replacement, or for non-credit enrichment in preparation for taking the course in the future. Please check with your school regarding credit from outside institutions.

Session dates:
Session 1A: 6/14/21 - 7/02/21 (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) (EST) - 0.50 credit
Session 2A: 7/05/21 - 7/23/21 (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) (EST) - 0.50 credit

3 weeks course

For 0.50 credit or audit the student should only take one session in one specified 3-week time period

Meet Ashley Hendricks+

Ashley Hendricks is a veteran English teacher currently working on a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction. She has a master's degree in Communication and Film and a B.A. in English. She is passionate about the intersections between education and the humanities (and hopes her students catch some of that enthusiasm!). Beyond teaching AP Literature and Composition, she also serves as the sponsor for English Honor Society as well as the Dead Poets Society

Meet Elizabeth Mignacca+

Elizabeth Mignacca is an enthusiastic High School Drama instructor at American Heritage School. She holds an MFA in Acting Performance from the University of Central Florida and had the pleasure of working at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater and Orlando Repertory Theater for the 3 years during which she finished her thesis and degree. She has been in education for over 8 years, platforming innovative and creative theatre curriculum and teaching just about every level from college to grade school. Of those 8 years, 5 have been spent with the American Heritage family. During her tenure at American Heritage, she has had the pleasure of directing over 20 plays and musicals. Currently the director of the school's International Thespian Honor Society, she mentors students who passionately work on various dramatic and musical pieces to take to competition at the district and state levels. She is proud her students shine in their craft and have been consistent winners several years in a row; however, what really makes her happy is that her students have gained a true love of the craft of acting.

Additional Course Information+

A class may be canceled if fewer than 6 students enroll, and a specific teacher is not guaranteed. It is the parents’ responsibility to check with their child's school when seeking credit for a course. For online courses, the students’ cameras MUST be turned on at all times, and attendance is mandatory. To protect the privacy rights of all, there is absolutely no videotaping or recording by students during the course. Students must be age appropriate for the course, and all students must adhere to proper online etiquette. For online courses, young children must be supervised by a parent at all times.

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