The Merchant of Venice Student eBook

The Merchant of Venice Student eBook


This student book is a study of William Shakespeare’s play, The Merchant of Venice, along with a variety of other speeches, prose fiction, and non-fiction texts.  It has been designed to fulfill the requirements of the NSW Stage 6 English Year 12 Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences.

By engaging in close reading of a variety of scenes from The Merchant of Venice, alongside the following texts: Susan B. Anthony’s ‘On Women’s Right to Vote’, Nam Le’s ‘Love and Honour and Pity and Pride and Compassion and Sacrifice’; Siri Hustvedt’s ‘Eight Days in a Corset’, Linda Burney’s ‘First Speech to the House of Representatives as Member for Barton’ and Peter Carey’s ‘Report on the Shadow Industry’, students will develop their knowledge of how texts provide insight into the emotions, behaviour, and motivations that form the core of human experiences.

As a complete, stand-alone unit of work, this student book is a highly valuable resource for students and teachers of the NSW Stage 6 English Year 12 Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences. It includes:

  • A variety of engaging classroom activities to develop skills in comprehension, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of texts

  • Texts from the Standard and Advanced English Module C: The Craft of Writing, along with structured writing tasks modelled on the Paper 2 examination questions for Module C.

  • Prose fiction, nonfiction, and drama texts

  • Texts regarded as quality literature

  • Texts that represent a variety of cultural, social, and gender perspectives

  • Access to the full text of literary works covered throughout the study

Like to take a look inside? You can download sample pages here.

Authors: Emily Bosco, Anthony Bosco, and Luke Bartolo

Format: PDF download, 113 pages

ISBN: 978 1 925771 18 3

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