Ms. Hargraves’ English 12 Honors Class

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Macbeth Newscast Video March 3, 2008

Filed under: Macbeth — hargraves @ 11:42 am

Here’s the final class video.  This one is by Victoria, Julie, Sandra, Misha, and George:


Friday, February 29

Filed under: Agenda,Macbeth — hargraves @ 11:06 am

We read Macbeth, Act III, Scenes 1-4 today.  In pairs, we then analyzed the changes in Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Here is another Macbeth  newscast.  This is one by Kelsey, Bianca, Amelia, Rainey, and Daphne: 


Macbeth Newscast February 28, 2008

Filed under: Macbeth — hargraves @ 11:35 am

Students put finishing touches on their Macbeth newscasts today.  Some groups were having touble working with Windows Movie-Maker.  The program seemed to keep erasing files after storyboards were saved and/or published. 

One group did submit a final product today–their sound did not work out very well, but they did put forth a good effort.  Here’s a Macbeth newscast by Danielle, Alysha, Michelle, Amanda, Justin:¤t=MacbethNewscast.flv

All final newscasts are due by tomorrow.  I plan to have the class read Act III tomorrow. 


Depeche Mode and Macbeth February 21, 2008

Filed under: Macbeth,Macbeth Music Videos — hargraves @ 9:01 pm

(Pardon my strange sense of humor and love for 80’s music.) 


Macbeth Newscast Assignment February 19, 2008

Filed under: Macbeth — hargraves @ 7:50 pm

Part 1   (25%)

Form groups of five.  Each group member should select one of the following roles to perform:

  • Anchor
  • Live Reporter
  • Meteorologist
  • Eye Witness
  • Character from play

Part 2   (25%)

You and your group must write a script for a brief newscast based on the events in Macbeth, Act II.  All parts of your newscast must clearly relate to and demonstrate your understanding of the events in the play.  Your newscast must include the following elements:

  • Headlines
  • Top Story
  • Breaking News
  • Commercial
  • Weather Report
  • Feature Story

Part 3   (25%)

You and your group must act out your script.  Use a digital camera to film the acting.  Try a program like Windows Movie-Maker to edit and produce the film.  Your final video must include the following features:

  • Theme music for newscast
  • TV Station name
  • End Credits

Part 4   (25%)

You and your group must upload your newscast video to a free file-hosting website like YouTube or Google Video.  Follow the steps below so that your video is easy to locate:

  1. Give your video this title: Macbeth Newscast
  2. Use BOTH of the following tags: WEMCHS, Ms. Hargraves
  3. Show your uploaded video to me so that I can embed the code in the class blog.

North Korea from Outer Space at Night February 14, 2008

Filed under: Macbeth — hargraves @ 4:55 pm



The Reduced Shakespeare Company Macbeth February 11, 2008

Filed under: Macbeth — hargraves @ 2:21 pm