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Lesson Plans

Explore lesson plans that get students grappling on their own with a wide range of complex texts.

Become an expert on teaching anything the Folger way: Hamlet, Lucille Clifton’s poems, In the Time of the Butterflies, primary sources from the Folger vault, A Modest Proposal, Their Eyes Were Watching God, American Moor, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Twelfth Night, The Declaration of Independence, and lots more.

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Professional Development

Teacher Members of the Folger enjoy exclusive access to live-streamed workshops and a video library of on-demand professional development.

Watch master classes on teaching Shakespeare plays and webinars on engaging all learners in attentive, thoughtful reading. Meet Folger experts and fellow teachers from across the country and around the world. Join a community working to help all students fall in love with literature and the power of their own minds.

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Wide World of Folger

Glimpse into the infinite variety of the Folger Shakespeare Library. Dive deep into the content that inspired you to teach it. Be amazed.

Folger Teaching has curated a special, just-for-you experience with the world’s largest Shakespeare collection. Come explore the power of performance, the wonder of exhibitions, and the excitement of pathbreaking research.

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