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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.

Complete 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 related sites.

Perfect Mate
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.

Romeo 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 9 students.

Romeo 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.

Shakespeare 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.

Shakespeare Theme Page
Curricular and instructional material resources about Shakespeare, the period in which he lived and worked, his poetry, and his other plays.

Themes 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.

You Kiss by the Book
A two-period lesson plan for high school students that explores Shakespeare's use of poetic conventions, styles and forms.

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