What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Today we kicked off our fourth unit for grade 8 English this year, entitled ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?’ Many apologies for the cliched song title, but I am afraid it couldn’t be helped!

We will be using the Health and Social Education AOI as a contextual lens for our examination of Shakespeare’s play ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. In this unit, we will explore the nature of healthy and unhealthy relationships. In addition, we will examine the dramatic and literary techniques that authors such as Shakespeare use to help explore  and express these important concepts.

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Since we are just starting to tune in to this topic, take some time to consider the unit question. Then, after you have formulated your ideas, write down a tentative thesis in the comments section.

Screen Shot 2014-02-18 at 9.29.59 PMWe are looking forward to an engaging unit of inquiry about Shakespeare’s play and the topic of healthy relationships!

PS: Here is the unit outline sheet, detailing key terms.