This was one of my FAVORITE lessons that I did with my students. They loved watching a unique film: (500) Days of Summer. AND their analysis of the stories was fantastic because it really allowed them to make unique comparisons.
This product helps students create a comparison between William Shakespeare's play, The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, with the movie (500) Days of Summer. Through this activity, they analyze the characters or themes in the story to determine similarities and difference.
Specifically, it asks for students to compare archetypes in both pieces of literature and analyze specific themes between the 2.
This is definitely a new Common Core approach to understanding Romeo and Juliet.