The 11th grade English curriculum has changed slightly with the introduction of the common core standards inside our schools.
One teacher at Florence High School is taking full advantage of that... for Halloween!
This is the first year English Teacher Pat O'Brien is able to teach Shakespeare's Macbeth to Juniors. So for Halloween, he has decorated his room in the dark, haunting style of Macbeth's castle.
O'Brien took a full weekend out of his life to decorate his room, and he gathered all of the supplies needed, including the black lights and decorations.
The lights do not say off for the entire class. But the students love it, and they seem to have no problem reading off of their glowing white sheets of paper.
O'Brien explains how the room fits the Macbeth theme.
"It's a sinister play. There's a lot of treachery, a lot of betrayal, manipulation. This really helps establish that theme, that atmosphere, the mood for the students. They really do enjoy it. I think it engages them, brings them into the text," he says.
We are told O'Brien makes a big show with Christmas decorations as well.
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