• Six weeks worth of lesson plans, discussion questions, handouts, assignments, worksheets, weekly objectives, extension activities, and rubrics
• A fresh thematic focus that students can relate to: instead of the theme of love, students will consider the theme “external control of an individual’s actions leads to tragedy” (a.k.a. “Nobody likes bossy parents")
• No final essay! Instead, students will engage in a classroom debate over whether Romeo and Juliet is still a relevant work of literature today, 450+ years after it was written.
• Mini-assignments include: jigsaw activities, investigating life in Elizabethan England, comparing and contrasting film versions of the play, learning about literary devices, understanding irony, having a thematic snowball fight, a debate, and a Queen Mab art project