A short post on how I’m planning to teach the first three lessons on Romeo and Juliet to my Year 9 group. I’m using a booklet of extracts to teach the play. You can access it here, where you’ll also find a link to a collection of wider reading articles.
Lesson 1: Context
The first lesson is about reflecting on aspects of the sixteenth century (civil disorder, the role of honour, expectations of wives and daughters) and then drawing parallels with today.
Lesson 2: Prologue
Lesson 3: Act 1, Scene 1
The third lesson is on the presentation of Romeo, framed by a focus on the tradition of courtly love and the tensions that emerged in customs of courtship and marriage.
Once again, the resource for Lesson 3 is based on information from the British Library website. You can access it here: Romeo and Juliet Context Overview 2
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