The Trial of Hamlet - A Key Stage 2 English and Citizenship Scheme of Work £40+VAT
"The outcomes have been outstanding. Pupils who... have significant barriers to learning have literally shone." Jane Giebeler, Longstone Primary School, Edinburgh
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This exciting scheme of work immerses students in the dark and dangerous world of Elsinore, where Hamlet is on trial for the murder of Polonius. It’s a cross curricular scheme linked to the KS2 English and Citizenship curriculums for England and Wales, and covering:
- English and Drama: The story, characters and themes of Shakespeare’s Hamlet are brought to life through a combination of drama games and classroom activities, designed to produce excellent written outcomes.
- Citizenship: Children investigate the roles of the prosecution, defence, judge and jury in a criminal court, leading to a role play of a mock criminal trial.
- Philosophy: Through an examination of guilt and moral responsibility, children are encouraged to investigate whether Hamlet is really liable for the murder of Polonius.