Shakespeare: Investigate the Bard’s Influence on Today’s World

Shakespeare: Investigate the Bard’s Influence on Today’s World

Shakespeare didn’t write zombie flicks, but without the play Romeo and Juliet, the movie Warm Bodies would never have been made! In Shakespeare: Investigate the Bard’s Influence on Today’s World, readers explore the language and themes of five Shakespeare plays and discover their reach in today’s books, music, and movies.

  • Equips readers with critical reading skills that extend beyond the boundaries of Shakespeare’s work.
  • Shows a pattern of literature being built on a foundation of historical texts.
  • Activities encourage the development of comparing and contrasting, looking for detailed evidence, making deductions, and applying critical analysis to a wide variety of media.

Price (suggested retail)

  • Softcover, $17.95
  • Hardcover, $22.95
  • eBook, $12.95

Grade Level 7–9

Ages 12–15

Subjects

  • STEM - STEAM
  • Reading & Writing

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Shakespeare didn’t write zombie flicks, but without the play Romeo and Juliet, the movie Warm Bodies would never have been made! In Shakespeare: Investigate the Bard’s Influence on Today’s World, readers explore the language and themes of five Shakespeare plays and discover their reach in today’s books, music, and movies.

  • Equips readers with critical reading skills that extend beyond the boundaries of Shakespeare’s work.
  • Shows a pattern of literature being built on a foundation of historical texts.
  • Activities encourage the development of comparing and contrasting, looking for detailed evidence, making deductions, and applying critical analysis to a wide variety of media.

The Old School House Magazine
“. . . this book does an excellent job of making Shakespeare come alive for young people and successfully conveys the timelessness of Shakespeare’s plays.” Read the complete review online. 

Amazon #1 New Release in Teen & Young Adult Anthropology

Praise for other titles by Andi Diehn:

Explore Poetry! With 25 Great Projects

Ann Turkle, PhD, professor of creative writing
Explore Poetry! is a veritable bento box of poetic snacks. It provides prompts, projects, definitions, examples, models—all the substance for an enjoyable encounter with poetry-making. Explore Poetry! will give parents, teachers, and young learners the confidence to pursue memorable fun with words and the adventure of poetry.”

Peter Money, poet and teacher
“We need all the companions to literature a classroom can carry! The types of poems children will make and speak are everywhere they are. Imagine a vast playground with woods, challenges, games, and treasures. Now imagine the same kind of playground for language: Welcome to Explore Poetry!

Heather Sellers, PhD, professor of English, University of South Florida
“Fabulously readable. Here are 25 projects that really work. Diehn offers so many layers of learning in this bright, fun, accessible, wonderful text. Highly recommended.”

Ellen Daugherty Durr, teacher and literacy consultant
“Through comprehensive content, vocabulary support, compelling examples, and open-ended activities, this valuable resource makes reading and writing poetry accessible to every reader.”

Technology: Cool Women Who Code

Booklist New SERIES NONFICTION SHOWCASE
“The women featured in this Girls in Science series share more than a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math. Starting at a young age all were discouraged from pursuing paths in STEM fields. These books seek to rectify this oversight by encouraging today’s girls to consider special topics in science and technology. Each begins with a brief definition and historical overview of the topic before focusing on the livers, careers, successes, and influences of three distinguished women scientists or engineers. . . Numerous sidebars include further background information, mini profiles of more prominent females in STEM, and thought-provoking questions. A worth addition to STEM collections.”

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Create a Shakespearean Timeline

Every writer, artist, musician, or other cultural visionary is at least partly a product of their time. What might the history of Shakespeare’s era have contributed to the poems and plays he wrote that we enjoy today?

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Grade Level: 7–9
Ages: 12–15
Subjects: STEM - STEAM, Reading & Writing,
Specs: 8 x 10 , 4-color interior , 128 pages,
Includes: Table of Contents, Timeline, Glossary, Resources, Index,

Reviews

The Old School House Magazine
“. . . this book does an excellent job of making Shakespeare come alive for young people and successfully conveys the timelessness of Shakespeare’s plays.” Read the complete review online. 

Amazon #1 New Release in Teen & Young Adult Anthropology

Praise for other titles by Andi Diehn:

Explore Poetry! With 25 Great Projects

Ann Turkle, PhD, professor of creative writing
Explore Poetry! is a veritable bento box of poetic snacks. It provides prompts, projects, definitions, examples, models—all the substance for an enjoyable encounter with poetry-making. Explore Poetry! will give parents, teachers, and young learners the confidence to pursue memorable fun with words and the adventure of poetry.”

Peter Money, poet and teacher
“We need all the companions to literature a classroom can carry! The types of poems children will make and speak are everywhere they are. Imagine a vast playground with woods, challenges, games, and treasures. Now imagine the same kind of playground for language: Welcome to Explore Poetry!

Heather Sellers, PhD, professor of English, University of South Florida
“Fabulously readable. Here are 25 projects that really work. Diehn offers so many layers of learning in this bright, fun, accessible, wonderful text. Highly recommended.”

Ellen Daugherty Durr, teacher and literacy consultant
“Through comprehensive content, vocabulary support, compelling examples, and open-ended activities, this valuable resource makes reading and writing poetry accessible to every reader.”

Technology: Cool Women Who Code

Booklist New SERIES NONFICTION SHOWCASE
“The women featured in this Girls in Science series share more than a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math. Starting at a young age all were discouraged from pursuing paths in STEM fields. These books seek to rectify this oversight by encouraging today’s girls to consider special topics in science and technology. Each begins with a brief definition and historical overview of the topic before focusing on the livers, careers, successes, and influences of three distinguished women scientists or engineers. . . Numerous sidebars include further background information, mini profiles of more prominent females in STEM, and thought-provoking questions. A worth addition to STEM collections.”


Projects

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Create a Shakespearean Timeline

Every writer, artist, musician, or other cultural visionary is at least partly a product of their time. What might the history of Shakespeare’s era have contributed to the poems and plays he wrote that we enjoy today?


Click here to download a print-friendly PDF