I’m not sure how I feel about this. I appreciate the creativity behind the idea, and bookmarked it immediately to back and check it out.
What if Romeo and Juliet really could get married, in a real church wedding, with the blessing of both families? What would the ceremony look like?
Such is the premise of this teaching unit for grade level 9-12.
Here’s my problem, though – if you start with that premise, haven’t you basically said “Ok, everything is up for grabs”, and therefore there’s really nothing from the play for you to bring in? It’s kind of crucial to the play that the Montagues and Capulets hate each other. You can’t put them in the same room. So if you start by taking that away, then don’t you lose everything?
The lesson does mention to be careful where you sit people so you don’t start anybody feuding, which I suppose is a pointer in the right direction. There’s also reference to flowers, and making it clear what will be in season – which sounds to me like a high school teacher’s way of asking the “when does the play take place?” question :).
(I also think that I’d take this more seriously if there weren’t so many spelling errors. Just because you put together a lesson online doesn’t mean that quality has to suffer, people. You’re supposed to be English teachers.)