Today students learned that Romeo and Juliet is actually a much older story than you’d think. It originated with Ovid’s Metamorphoses in around 8 A.D. and continued to change in form until Shakespeare wrote his version in around 1597. We even have new versions today (Romiette and Julio, for example).
1. Reflection on What kinds of teenage love stories do we have today? and “When I think about Shakespeare, I feel…”
2. Return Wikipedia projects. Students received their Wikipedia grades today.
3. Skits on 5 different versions of Romeo and Juliet.
HW: If in Honors, get a paperback copy of Romeo and Juliet if you don’t want to lug around your textbook. Otherwise, none.