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In Search of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre


Time: Two class hours to review primary resource materials and introduce the resources to be used to complete the assignment.

Materials: Access to the Internet, Google Earth software - free version (available from, e-mail account for students that are taking a web-base course

Implementation: This RWLO can be used either in the classroom based course or as a module in the web-based course.

Steps for the instructor:

Step 1:

Step 2:

  • Go to the British Library Website to access Shakespeare's Quartos and engravings with London's cityscapes and etchings of the theatre.
    • Go to "Background" to point out the information about the Globe Theatre.
    • Show "Playhouses" section and make note of the images from the etchings and engravings
    • Show how to access Quartos in "Texts". Explain what quartos are.

Step 3:

  • Use the following websites to provide more information about the Globe. Show additional images of the Globe Theatre. Give students time to explore the sites.

Step 4:

  • Go to the Google Earth website and show how to download a free version of the software. Once the software is downloaded, go to London, England and then search for Bankside. Show students how to save images from Google Earth.

Step 5:

Step 6:
Show students how to cite resources properly using MLA citation format. Use following websites to show examples of citations for different formats.

Step 7: Go over the paper requirements with your students