Elizabethan Times Research Project

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Elizabethan Times Research Project

English II, 3rd Period

Winter Trimester

Due Date: December 18th
Your Task:
Create an informative news program about one of the Elizabethan topic offered. Your news program should offer a thorough summary of the topic and be highly informative. It is your responsibility to teach the class about this topic!

  1. Research your topic, taking comprehensive notes

  2. Decide upon five main points that you wish to teach your audience, and provide a copy of them to Miss Schulze

  3. Develop a script

  4. Cast your news program (reporter at the news desk, reporter “in the field” interviewing people, etc.)

  5. Gather your props, set pieces, costumes, etc.

  6. Film your news program, then edit to create a neat and clean final version

Class Schedule:

December 8th

Introduce project, divide into groups, choose topic

December 9th

Begin research in the Library Computer Lab

December 10th

Continue research in Tech Building Lab

December 11th

Continue research in Tech Building Lab

December 14th

Work on script, casting, prop gathering/creation, filming, editing, etc.

December 15th

Work time

December 16th

Work time

December 17th

Work time

December 18th

Watch videos in class

Research Topics:

Queen Elizabeth the First

Women in Elizabethan times (gender roles)

The Black Plague

Theatre companies

Religion and the church

Food and drink

William Shakespeare

Sports and leisure activities

Crime and punishment

Sickness and health care

The social classes



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