As part of a new series for upper level classroom instruction, Advanced Placement Classroom: Romeo and Juliet
is a teaching guide for presenting Shakespeare's classic play in an engaging, innovative format. Author R. Brigham Lampert has created more than 50 supplemental activities for Romeo and Juliet
, including debates, journal writing prompts and critical thinking tasks, in order to encourage higher level analysis by the students. Also included are multiple interpretations of the play and photos of Renaissance-era constructions used to develop the students' understanding of the time period when this story took place. Each activity is based on Advanced Placement and college-level standards for learning. This guide will encourage creative and critical thinking as well as in-depth investigation of one of the most well-known plays in history. --Gifted Child Today, Vol. 32, No. 1, Winter 2009
About the Author
R. Brigham Lampert is a veteran teacher of both AP literature and gifted students, and is certified and accomplished at state and national levels. A distinguished, award-winning classroom educator, Lampert is a self-described Shakespearean, citing the Bard as a curricular specialty on which he has written widely.