The first semester of Shakespeare Conquest is a study of human nature and language arts. You will be introduced to the interpretive keys of studying Shakespeare along with learning incentives. You will read and discuss assigned scenes from a Shakespeare play each week and be given a weekly theme to write. If you fully participate in Shakespeare Conquest for both semesters, you may earn a trip with your troupe to the Shakespeare Showndown in Heber Valley Camp. (The second semester will teach dramatic acting keys and culminate in a performance of one of Shakespeare’s comedies.)
Vision: Studying great literature empowers you with an understanding of human nature
Mission: Learn you can do hard things and step out of your comfort zone
Ability: How to respectfully share your thoughts and learn from other people’s insights
Skills: Reading and comprehension of challenging literature
ARE THERE ANY PREREQUISITES?
There are no prerequisites.
HOW MUCH TIME WILL BE REQUIRED?
10 – 15 hours each week.
Please see the Tuition & Fees page for a complete list of costs and Administration Fees.
BOOK & OTHER RESOURCES STUDENTS MUST PURCHASE
Julius Ceasar; Cliffnotes Complete version
The first semester of this two semester course runs September through mid-December. This course may be repeated for a total of two years/four semesters.
NOTE TO PARENTS
This is a Practice Scholar Project which motivates students to study hard through inspiring mentors, positive peer pressure, incentive awards and a culminating activity. Students will need to read an assigned Shakespeare play and write a theme every week.
HOW CAN YOU HELP YOUR STUDENT?
You may choose to read and discuss the assigned Shakespearean play with your
student. Each week your student will be assigned a question to think and write about. You can discuss these questions with your student but allow them the freedom to write their own response. You can help your student track their progress in earning the requirements for the incentive award.