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Giving Me Life: The 2015 Secondary School Shakespeare Festival

By Folger Education Secondary Shakespeare Festival 2015 (Photo: Katie Dvorak) Greetings from our 34th Secondary School Shakespeare Festival! It’s day two, and we’re just loving everyone’s joy, courage, and passion for language. Festival-goers are...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 19 Feb 2015

4 Fresh Ideas for Teaching Familiar Speeches

By Dan Bruno “To be or not to be”, 2004 Folger Shakespeare Library Often, when talking with colleagues, I find that a difficult part of teaching well-known plays like Hamlet is making the recognizable, highly quotable speeches seem fresh and...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 17 Feb 2015

Inside the Classroom: Students Share How They Really Feel about Starting a Shakespeare Unit

In this special series we’re calling “Inside the Classroom,” we’ll follow middle school teacher Gina Voskov and her students as they embark on a Twelfth Night unit. Today, it’s all about pre-reading—check back for notes from the group throughout...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 12 Feb 2015

More Great Ways to Start a Shakespeare Unit

By Folger Education Thanks, teaching colleagues, for sharing your responses to our last post! From technology to performance, here are some of YOUR suggestions for getting started with Shakespeare. Enjoy! Last year the following worked beautifully to...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 5 Feb 2015

5 Great Ways to Start a Shakespeare Unit

by Corinne Viglietta Students working with Shakespeare’s text. (Photo credit: Lloyd Wolf)   New semester, new plays! A lot of teachers are kicking off, or getting ready to kick off, a Shakespeare unit, so we thought we’d talk about what to...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 3 Feb 2015

Shakespeare Uncovered Returns on PBS

Photo: PBS   The second season of Shakespeare Uncovered begins on January 30th.  The Folger has been asked to work with WNET THIRTEEN to create support material for teachers and their students. I’ve been lucky to have seen the series already...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 29 Jan 2015

What’s Shakespeare Got to Do with the Maker Movement?

By Corinne Viglietta   Shakespeare was a maker (39 plays, 154 sonnets, lots of new words, and more), and he wrote about making things, too. In Shakespeare we meet makers of all kinds: noisemakers, grave-makers, jig-makers, hornmakers, peacemakers,...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 27 Jan 2015

Creative Midterms: Assessing Process and Performance

By Jill Burdick-Zupancic   Midterms. This word always evokes a bit of panic in my mind. It feels like some kind of “super assessment” I’m expected to give to my students. Even in my seventh year as an educator, it’s a jarring word; however,...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 20 Jan 2015

BELIEVING IN DR. KING

  By Peggy O’Brien Martin Luther King, Jr.   I am writing today—on Martin Luther King’s real birthday—because his presence in the world and in my life had so much to do with why I became a teacher, and because the words that he left...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 15 Jan 2015

YOUR Teaching Epiphanies, Part 2

The epiphanies continue! Today is the anniversary of the death of Irish writer James Joyce, whose famous epiphanies, a century later, still inspire conversation and inquiry. (Plus, did you know that Hamlet was a major source for Joyce, who gave a...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 13 Jan 2015

YOUR Teaching Epiphanies

As a follow-up to Mark Miazga’s fabulous story about his teaching epiphany, we invited you, our readers, to share revelations from your classrooms, and… wow! You and your students blew us away! Here’s what you had to say:   Epiphany in Folger...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 8 Jan 2015

My Teaching Epiphany: How to Really Prepare Students for Success

By Mark Miazga An epiphany. Getty Images It’s January 6th and many people are celebrating epiphanies today. In keeping with this theme, I’m sharing with you a life-changing discovery I made in my own classroom: a teaching epiphany. I teach at a large...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 6 Jan 2015

Breaking Down the Barriers of Shakespeare’s Text

Happy holidays, readers! We’ll be on hiatus until January 6, 2015. Check back then for a new post—and have a very merry winter break!   By Sara Lehn  Paul Robeson’s promptbook from production of Othello in 1930.   Occasionally, those...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 18 Dec 2014

What I Learned from the High School Fellowship: A Teacher’s Notes

By Corinne Viglietta Our competitive antedaters use new web tools to find the true origins of words attributed to Shakespeare. We just wrapped up our (exhilarating!) 2014 High School Fellowship, dubbed affectionately by its 16 participants as “Varsity...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 16 Dec 2014

Folger Buzz: Overheard at NCTE

By Michael LoMonico  Folger Education was once again a major player at the National Council of Teachers of English conference in November. Since the conference was held just outside Washington, DC, the Folger Shakespeare Library was able to have our...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 9 Dec 2014

What Julius Caesar Taught Me

by Sam Sherman Folger High School Fellow, Class of 2014 Folger High School Fellows, Class of 2014 I don’t think I just speak for myself when I say that Shakespeare makes all the more sense when it is performed as opposed to it being examined from text....
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 2 Dec 2014

From the AV Vault: Interpreting Character

In honor of #ThrowBackThursday, we’re sharing one of the more popular videos from our Teaching Shakespeare series. Sue Biondo-Hench, a curriculum specialist (and alumna) of the Folger’s Teaching Shakespeare Institute and an English teacher...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 21 Nov 2014

My Evolution as a Shakespeare Teacher as a Result of the Teaching Shakespeare Institute

Folger Shakespeare Library By Mark Miazga When I started my career, Shakespeare intimidated me. I became an English teacher in part to share my love of reading with students, but I never had loved reading Shakespeare. I’m not exactly sure how it happened,...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 11 Nov 2014

Dance to the Beat of Shakespeare

Shakesbear, the club mascot. By David Fulco After-school programs find a way to weave themselves into the fabric of a school. At my school, all sixth and seventh grade students participate in after-school activities from 2:15-4:30pm, five days a week. It...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 30 Oct 2014

Why I Love the High School Fellowship Program

The High School Fellowship Program at Folger Shakespeare Library. Photo by Corinne Viglietta. We often feature the voices of teachers on this blog. But today, we hear from a student… By Mikaela Ruiz-Ramon The Folger Shakespeare Library High School...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 28 Oct 2014

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:

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For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.