Shakespeare Research Project

For this project your group will need to research your assigned topic, write a paper to report your findings, and present your findings to the class in a creative manner.    Each group will be evaluated as a whole  in conjunction with individual participation points.  The entire project will be worth  30 test points with 10 points coming from each of the following categories:  participation,  written paper, and presentation.   We will spend three days in the library  doing research and writing the paper.  Groups will have 1 class period to peer edit  their papers and prepare their presentations.  All group members MUST  participate in all group activities including:  research,  editing the written paper,  and  preparing/participating in the presentation.  Students who miss three or more days during the Shakespeare research project will be required to complete a separate writing assignment to earn full credit.  You are NOT allowed to simply give a speech for your oral  presentation.  Instead,  you are encouraged to be creative and come with an original format for  delivery.  Some suggestions for possible delivery formats are:
  --  Present your information to the class in the form of a newscast      complete with an anchor man/woman,  weather forecast, sports,  special    reports  etc.
  --  Stage a talk show  with a host and a panel of guests who are experts    on your groupís  project assignment.
  --  Write and perform a rap or song about  your groupís research topic.
  --  Stage a game show such as Jeopardy   etc.  to  present your groupís    information.
  --  Come up with your own creative idea.  Get it okayed with Mr. Rispens    first.

Group Assignments
The group research topics are as follows:
 Group 1--  Shakespeare.  Research the facts and myths/legends about one of    the worldís greatest writers.
  3íRD Period- Athena Fisher, Amber Flansaas, Adrienne Lamb
  4íTH Period- Armanda Berry, Cressie Ivers, Nathan Schreder
  5íTH Period- Allison Collyard, Ian Kaddy, Mike Smith
  7íTH Period- Thomas Austin, Meagan Fearon, Elizabeth      Marino, Ryan Wackerlin
Group 2--  Life in London in the Elizabethan period.  Report about everyday    life during Shakespeareís time.  (Sanitation/The Black Plague,  Crime,     Punishment,  Government,  Schooling,  Thames River,  the      Economy/Occupations, and Weddings/Funerals.) 
  3íRD Period- Greg Cummins, Kayla Fleming, Joe Lang
  4íTH Period- Aaron Bilodeau, Chris Jones, Nick Schupp
  5íTH Period- Kristen Cornell, Cassie LaSalle, Shawn Stewart
  7íTH Period- Chad Basso, Carlee Flasnick, Darsey Kynett,     Josh Michelson
Group 3--  Clothes,  Music,  Food,  Dancing,  and Entertainment other than the    theater during the Elizabethan period.
  3írd Period- Tara Boyett, Justine Gregor, Rick Mitchell
  4íTH Period- Casey Erickson, Mike Maupin, Kirsten Vorreyer
  5íTH Period- Bev Covert, Anna Magsig, Allison Sturm,
  7íTH Period- Crystal Blade, Cassandra Hostetler, Abby      Murphy, Austin Watkins
Group 4--  Queen Elizabeth the I.   Research information about her personality
  and reign as queen of England.
  3íRD Period- Josh Schaber, Ashley Hurt, Tracy Nelson
  4íTH Period- Josh Erickson, Troy McArdle, Mishanda Wagner
  5íTH Period- Chase Ford, Beth Mennicucci, Heidi Westerbuhr
  7íTH Period- Bryce Burkholder, Linsey Hull, Arlie Naeher
Group 5--  The Theater  (Acting,  Play Writing, and  The Globe Theater.)
  3íRD Period- Gina Clouse, Joe Ingels, Jessica Schaan,      Cassie Wannebo
  4íTH Period- Kristin Gutowsky, Charlie McLaughlin, Aaron     Spreier
  5íTH Period- Tyler Jones, Justin Moore, Natalia Wilson
  7íTH Period- Amber Carlson, Lance Kenison, Shane Partlow
Group 6--  The source and background of Romeo and Juliet and 14íth     Century Verona, Italy.
  4íTH Period- John Harrington, Nicole Rush, Nick Warner, Britt    Warwick
  5íTH Period- Josh Jungers, Devon Kovall, Jamie Noell, Chase    Redmond
  7íTH Period- Stacy Fisher, Abby Kloker, David Lopez, Matt     Swenson

 Start your search using the web links below.  Please check with me or a librarian before searching the net for additional sites.
A Compendium of Common Knowledge 1558-1603   Model of the Globe
Shakespearean Landmarks  Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet
Welcome to Tudor England Shakespeare Alive! Home Page

Try searching these databases for additional information about William Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Age:
SIRS Researcher