Your team will investigate one aspect of William Shakespeare's life or of the time period in which he wrote. Your goal is to gather information and answer questions to become an expert and transfer your knowledge to the class. In order to properly study any of Shakespeare's works, you must have some background knowledge of his life and times. By covering Shakespeare's life and the society in which he lived you will gain an appreciation of the environment in which Shakespeare's plays were written and therefore a better understanding of the plays themselves.
The main concepts covered in this lesson would be the life of William Shakespeare (i.e.. his childhood, early acting career, life as a playwright, his personal life) and the Elizabethan Era. There would be a number of concepts covered under the heading of the Elizabethan Era such as: Queen Elizabeth I, Education, Medicine and Health, Law and Punishment, Clothing, Entertainment, Theatre, and The Globe.