Julius Caesar: Ethical Decisions (Brainstorming List (Have students list…
Flipped Classroom Lecture
Cover the first act of the play
Cover the second act of the play
Use the cube to discuss the
various aspects of that day's
Cover the fourth part of the play
Cover the third act of the play
Comic Strip Assignment
For this assignment, you will be examining the universal theme of betrayal in Roman history. After researching Roman history, you will create a six panel comic strip depicting a plausible
betrayal scene from Roman times. Finally, you
will present an analysis of your scenario in consideration of the theme of betrayal and
Role Playing Class
Have students discuss or role-play one of the situations that follow: (1) A friend is trying to persuade you to do something that is both dangerous and illegal—to drive without a license. Your friend says he has to take care of an emergency, and this person knows you can drive, even though you are not allowed to do so legally. What will you do? What will you tell your friend? (2) A good friend of yours has been elected president of the student council. Soon, you notice that he or she is abusing the position by claiming privileges and using it to further his or her social life. How would you deal with this situation?
Press Conference Activity
Have a group of students stage a press conference that takes place shortly after Caesar's death. The "reporters" should have their questions written down ahead of time to ask the students who play the roles of Brutus, Antony, and Cassius. These questions should focus on the key events in the play, as well as the characters' intentions.
Kahoot Review Day
Have students list power-hungry characters from popular fiction, films, television, and comic books. Based on the list, students can form generalizations about the characters' personalities.