Socratic Discussion Guide for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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This guide includes in-class discussion questions and post-discussion questions for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. This resource is perfect for classical educators, homeschool groups, or adult discussion groups with a discussion leader trained in Socratic dialogue. The discussion questions can be asked as written as opening questions to classes or groups who have already read the text. The post-discussion questions are designed for post-class essay or journal writing.

The discussion questions included will help develop students' critical thinking by asking them "why" and "should" questions. These are not simple comprehension, deduction, or opinion questions, but require students to think deeply about the text and attempt to discover truth through it. Though the discussion questions are open-ended and there is no set "answer," they do assume that truth exists and can be known, though likely not arrived at in a single session. Discussion leaders should choose one question per session and plan to spend at least an hour on each question. Though the list of questions is long, the discussion leader should choose the question/s that will best fit his or her particular group. The entire list of questions may be given to the group for further personal reflection if desired.

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