Using Various Forms of Media to Teach Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
This project includes research about teaching Shakespearean texts and the implementation of that research in the form of a unit plan for Romeo and Juliet. Several key issues discovered in research and considered in the unit plan are common approaches to teaching Shakespeare, the study of Shakespearean language, the use of performance activities, the value of writing from the Shakespearean text, and the use of various forms of media throughout the unit. The main objective in the unit plans is to engage students in a variety of ways with the Shakespearean text and to motivate them to interact with the play using different modalities. Ten individual lessons are presented in detail to reveal the researcher's knowledge and consideration of the learners and how they learn, the learning environment, the variety of curriculum and instructional strategies, and the different forms of assessment. By incorporating research to highlight these different areas in various lessons, readers can learn how to engage and motivate students while teaching a Shakespearean text.