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Grade: Middle
Subject: Literature

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#53. Themes in "Romeo and Juliet"

Literature, level: Middle
Posted by Kathy Schwanfelder (kschwan@connix.com).
Branford High School, USA
Materials Required: Romeo and Juliet
Activity Time: 2 hours
Concepts Taught: music, themes in the humanities, literature

My students love this activity. Once we begin reading Romeo and Juliet in class
I ask them to really start listening to their music and decide if any of the themes in their music
reflect any of the themes in Romeo and Juliet. They then share their favorite selection with the
class and explain how the music relates to the play. Love, hate, parent/child conflict, friendship,
passion, maturity, etc. They love to bring in their CDs and educate me!