Teacher Guide

Romeo and Juliet Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Students will be able to understand how complex themes, ideas, and characters develop from the beginning to the end of Romeo and Juliet and analyze them using various media and a range of perspectives.

  2. 2

    Students will be able to relate the artistic choices made in Romeo and Juliet to choices made by adapters (or by the students themselves as adapters) in other artistic forms or media.

  3. 3

    Students will be able to formulate complex arguments about Romeo and Juliet using both textual evidence and outside research to support their own ideas.

  4. 4


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