In United States History class, the students are learning about the Pilgrims and Mayflower Compact, first instance of self-government in the present-day United States. To learn more about how and why this important document was founded, the students had to act in “Mayflower Compact, the Play.” They all did an amazing job for only have 45 minutes to learn their lines and figure out the staging. Two classes, Ms. NJ’s English class and Ms. Hu’s Art Class, came to watch their play, so the students could have a real audience.
Shakespeare and Elizabethan Times
The idea of tackling Shakespeare can sent chills down both the students’ and teacher’s spines. But the truth is that studying Shakespeare doesn’t have to be so daunting. His plays and sonnets are filled with themes that are relevant even today, are humorous, lyrical, and provide important historical content. Most importantly, Shakespeare knew how to tell a good story. For AP English and Literature, the students have had the pleasure of diving into the world of Shakespeare and Elizabethan times.