Romeo and Juliet Theme Page
This "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the study of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read our disclaimer.
Works of William Shakespeare : Romeo and Juliet
- An online version of the play. The web site also houses the complete works
of William Shakespeare. In addition, there is a Shakespeare discussion area,
a search engine, links to other resources on the Internet, a chronological
listing of plays, and Bartlett's familiar Shakespearean quotations.
Friendship Cards from Romeo and Juliet
- A lesson plan where grade 9 students make and exchange friendship cards
and, in doing so, interpret Shakeseare's language.
Lesson Plan Archive
- Scroll down this page from the Folger Shakespeare Library to find a number
of lesson plans on Romeo and Juliet.
Online Exploration of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
- Laguna Middle School designed this site to help middle school teachers
and student understand and analyse Romeo and Juliet. Within the site, you'll
find Activities for Students, Curricular Ideas for Teachers, plus links to
- As an introduction to Romeo and Juliet, this activity helps students become
aware of the differences between their ideal mate and their parents' idea
of a perfect mate for them - a theme that will be examined more closely when
the students study the play.
and Juliet and West Side Story
- This 8-10 week teaching unit can be taught in the middle school and is
appropriate for slow learners although not limited to them.
Romeo and Juliet by Mr. William Shakespeare
- Eight lesson plans to teach a multimedia unit on Romeo and Juliet to grade
and Juliet Web Guide
- A teaching unit where grade 9 students study the relationship between character
and plot through three student activities which involve Internet use. Be sure
to check out the online essays on some of the characters complete with QuickTime
movies of applicable scenes.
Alive! Teaching Materials
- A collection of teaching ideas and activities for Shakespeare teachers.
Follow the direct links below to those intended for Romeo and Juliet students
or use the link above to find general introductory activities as well as those
intended for other plays.
- Curricular and instructional material resources about Shakespeare, the
period in which he lived and worked, his poetry, and his other plays.
in Romeo and Juliet
- A two hour activity for high school students in which they select music
to reflect themes within Romeo and Juliet.
- TrackStar is an online interface which allows instructors to create lessons
for students by sequencing existing instructional content in various web sites
within a lesson. Students explore one topic at a particular location within
one web site then move on to the next topic at another web site. The list
of topics remains visible throughout the lesson so that students can remain
on track. Explorations of the web sites beyond the designated instructional
content are also possible.
This link is to their search page from where a keyword search on "Romeo"
will produce numerous hits. Caution #1: Many of the web sites that these
lessons access may already be on this CLN page - it's the creation of lesson
objectives and the sequencing of the tours through the sites that make the
lesson potentially useful to your students. Caution #2: The quality of the
lessons (e.g., definining objectives, finding web sites, sequencing the
tours) will vary widely within the TrackStar collection.
Kiss by the Book
- A two-period lesson plan for high school students that explores Shakespeare's
use of poetic conventions, styles and forms.
Note: The sites listed above will serve as a source of curricular content in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. For other resources on Shakespeare (e.g., curricular content, lesson plans), click the "previous screen" button below. Or, click here if you wish to return directly to the CLN menu which will give you access to educational resources in all of our subjects.