For students, English is mandatory; for me, it's a passion. Driven to unlock in my students the joy I find in English language and literature, I strive to make interesting lessons based on topics students tell me they love, and throw as much creativity into the mix as I can to stave off boredom for everyone.
Romeo and Juliet is explored in this unit alongside the poems, "My Last Duchess," "A Women to Her Lover," and "Sonnet 130" for the purpose of writing the literature paper. Even if you are not a GCSE teacher, this unit still comprehensively covers topics and themes surrounding relationships, love, and mistreatment within the two, and offers an opportunity to write comparatively on several pieces of literature. Using backward design, the unit begins by looking at ideal partners, looks at the outcome of the unit, then goes into Shakespearian context before delving into the film and close readings of particular sections afterwards. All of the handouts and activities mentioned in the continuous PPT are included; the only additional item you will need is the film (I opted for the Baz Luhrmann edition).