In our newest unit we learned about Shakespeare. I was a little disappointed, I thought it would be a boring unit and I wasn't really looking forward to it. At first I thought we were going to do research about him, and then make some sort of presentation. Instead we did more entertaining things instead of just reading about him. We did interesting things like learn about the way he spoke and the words he created. When I found out that we were going to read a play script in class, I was kind of bummed because I don't like public speaking of any kind and I considered that to be public speaking. And reciting plays and things in front of people scares me. But when we started I found it enjoyable and as embarrassing as I originally thought it would be. The language and words that Shakespeare used were very different and at sometimes it was comedic reading them. We also had a field trip, so that was a plus.
I was very happy when I found out that we were going to have a field trip at the end of this unit, field trips are the best thing about school in my opinion, and I feel like we learn a lot during them. On our field trip we went to a museum in Iowa City to see one of Shakespeare's original portfolios. His portfolios are extremely rare and there only around 80 originals left in the world. They are important because the are a piece of history from a long time ago. They are the only ones left, and the only ones that we will ever have. I was also really intrigued by the high security system that the portfolio was in.
I feel that it is still very important that people learn about Shakespeare. He added so many words and phrases to the English language. He is a very important person in our history, and he created so many plays and ideas that we use today in movies.