William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a significant unit for high school English classrooms. This twenty part unit on Romeo and Juliet is designed for high school students. Slideshows with vivid images and information, access to outside sources, and other activities will all be a part of this piece.
Go over the slideshow (included in this article with more elaborate points) as an introduction to the play. It is titled “Romeo and Juliet Part One.”
- Slide 1 (Title Page)
- Slide 2 (Introduction)
- Slide 3 (Tragedy)
- Slide 4 (Character List)
- Slide 5 (Character List Continued)
- Slide 6 (Character List Continued)
- Slide 7 (Character List Continued)
Have students read the prologue of Romeo and Juliet. It would be best if students took notes on key points from the reading.
Furthermore, have students analyze and write detailed responses to the following questions:
- How does the prologue, which is in sonnet form, make you—the reader—aware of the nature of the play? Provide examples.
- What are the differences between the Montagues and Capulets? Where does fate apply here?
- What does the prologue say about the children of the two feuding families?
- Does the prologue reveal the theme of the play? If so, what is it?