Utah Lesson Plans
Secondary English Language Arts
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    Romeo and Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet


    This resource is a Language Arts student activity that utilizes Utah's Online Library resources - specifically, Gale in Context High School and eMedia - to help students research background information to help them in their study of Shakespearean plays, such as Romeo and Juliet.

    About Utah's Online Library

    Utah's Online Library provides Utah educators and students free access to high-quality reference collections.

    This activity was designed to help educators utilize this amazing resource in their classrooms.

    Note: Utah educators and students visiting Utah's Online Library from a school computer should be automatically authenticated. When at home, students must use the home access login which their teacher or school media specialist can provide. Utah educators can use either their my.uen login or the home access login.


    Essential Question: Why read Shakespeare?  Why is the play Romeo and Juliet still popular today?

    Are your students reading Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet? They can enhance their study of Shakespeare through Utah's Online School Library. They can learn more about Verona, Italy, the setting of the play. They can research what scholars have said about this famous play. They can unfold everything they always wanted to know about 16th-century Elizabethan literature, the age in which Shakespeare lived and wrote. They can investigate the intricacies of the Globe Theatre. Direct your students to Gale in Context High School for all their Shakespeare needs.

    Teachers can also access many Romeo and Juliet resources in eMedia, including digital copies of the text and audio recordings, live performances, animated adaptations, and behind-the-scenes productions.

    Curriculum Connections:

    Secondary - Language Arts - 9-10