What are the roles within your family, culture and society as well as the personal and societal consequences of transgressing them? To explore this question, class members look at long-held traditions, examples in literature (Romeo and Juliet), as well as contemporary examples of transgression as seen in current events.
- Although designed as a complete thematic unit, several of the activities could easily be adapted to any study of Romeo and Juliet
- The interdisciplinary unit includes lessons that focus on the traditions of various cultures, links to related materials, activities, and exercises
- Class members are asked to reflect on the rules and traditions of their family and/or culture and to consider the consequence of breaking these rules
- Examine the packet of materials to determine whether the entire unit or just some of the activities are appropriate for your learning situation