Students use a simple simulation to explore "what if" questions relating to characters. They can change how characters behave to consider whether a story might have emerged differently.
Note that students do not need to read the play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet in order to explore the simulation.
Represent and interpret data on a line graph.
Create conditions that produce specific relationship dynamics.
Describe a loop of feelings between two characters.
Identify and describe other types of relationships that oscillate in a similar fashion.
Create different scenarios for the relationship between Romeo and Juliet – one that they perceive as matching the original story dynamics and others that are variations.
Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact. (Common Core: 7th Grade Language Arts)
Compare and contrast a written story, drama, or poem to its audio, filmed, staged, or multimedia version, analyzing the effects of techniques unique to each medium.(Common Core: 7th Grade Language Arts)