by Natalie Gibson
After completing a unit on William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the freshman class at The June Buchanan School was challenged to create models of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. By constructing these models, students gained a greater understanding of how the theater of Shakespeare’s day differs from our own.
“While Romeo and Juliet is the first Shakespearean play that some of these students have read, they were able to understand it beautifully,” said Natalie Gibson, the high school English instructor at JBS. “Shakespeare’s works are timeless, and incorporating hands-on activities, such as these models, gives students a greater understanding of the life and times of Shakespeare.”