This is an 8 slide powerpoint introducing the main themes of Romeo & Juliet, including family loyalty and love. The families are also briefly introduced and characterized. The final 2 slides require students to complete family shields for use further in the unit. (I divide my wall for each set of family shields and the "families" compete through the unit for family scores). It makes the reading of this Shakespeare great more active for the students! You will need to enlarge and print a shield from MS Word clipart or shapes or allow your students to create their own.