Great ideas for starting a Shakespeare unit!
Each year I open our "Macbeth" unit with the Shakespearean cryptogram buried in the King James Bible. It goes like this: Although there's no record that Shakespeare had any part in the commissioned King James translation, you can count 46 words into Psalm 46 and arrive at "shake" and 46 words backwards from the end of the Psalm 46 and find "speare."
Who cares, you say? Well, Shakespeare was 46 years old when the King James Bible was first published. Cue the gasps.
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