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Level C: Romeo and Juliet: In Rapturous Oscillation?

Ok, we'll admit it - in Shakespeare's play, the relationship doesn't actually oscillate. They meet, they fall in love, and definitely don't live happily ever after. This lesson explores Love-Hate relationships by putting the famous lovers in a new context. We're going to look at Romeo and Juliet as an oscillating dyad.


Learning goals:

  • Represent, interpret, and compare data on a graph.
    • Explain concepts including oscillation, contrarian, follower.
    • Describe the system's interdependent relationships, connecting this particular oscillating structure to other types of relationships.

Student Challenge:

  • Create a variety of simulated, oscillating relationships. Explain each relationship within the context of the simulation as well as within real world situations.

Curricular Connections:

  • "…examine contemporary patterns of human behavior…as they apply to individuals, societies and cultures."
  • Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters.

Simulation: Romeo and Juliet - In Rapturous Oscillation?

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