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In Grade 9 English, the focus is on how literature engages with issues of ethics, rights and power, and students are tasked to think both critically and creatively about how these issues are presented in a variety of texts from diverse historical eras, from Jacobean England right through to Civil Rights-era America.

In Unit 1, students study one of Shakespeare's most famous (and shortest!) plays, Macbeth, written in 1605 during the reign of King James I. The class has been busy working through the text these past few weeks, both online and in class, and have been collaboratively analysing some tricky Shakespearean language in a series of "Notable Quotable" Google Slides. This collaborative analysis is then going to form the basis for a deeper engagement with the themes, characters and motifs of the play in the coming weeks. 

Mr. Webber, English Teacher