Hello all, I am in dire need for some creative insight. I am teaching 9th grade English and need some inspiration for our Romeo and Juliet unit. I am bored and I know that this is translating to the students. I keep researching project ideas online but keep coming up flat. My original intent was to have the students write an argument based essay about the ultimate fall of Romeo and Juliet. I may stick to this task but I feel as if there could be more life to be had with this classic text. Typically, I seek to create authentic tasks for end of unit projects (i.e. something that results in a production of a piece or experience that can be applicable in the real world-or beyond our classroom walls). For example we have wrote reviews and submitted to the NY Times. Has anyone done anything along these lines for this unit? I'm desperately seeking help/advice/ or resources that might help add some life back to my classes.