A Very Historical Tuesday

Welcome to Tuesday! One day down, four to go, right?

Standard: ELA10RL3 The student deepens understanding of literary works by relating them to contemporary context or historical background, as well as to works from other time periods.

Learning Target: Students will understand the history behind Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and begin reading the play.

Activator: Julius Caesar, the (highly) Condensed Version

Today we’re starting out with some background information on Julius Caesar. Avid readers of the blog will note that I said we were doing this on Friday, but actually we’re going to talk about the history today, because I felt really sick on Friday ๐Ÿ™ So instead of lecture, we did Hunger Games, and now we get the history today! Woo!!!

Introduction to Julius Caesar

By the by, I hope you guys enjoyed the movie yesterday! That’s not the best movie version ever made – actually, we’ll watch some clips from various movie adaptations and you guys can decide on your own which is the best! I won’t tell you what I think ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway, after we learned a little about Roman history, we assigned our parts for reading the play – yep, that’s right, my little drama queens and kings, we get to read the whole play aloud! Here’s the cast list without names on it, and I’ll upload your individual block cast lists here:

First Block

Third Block

Fourth Block

You’ll keep these parts for the entire play, so I hope you like them!!

After all our parts are assigned, we’re going to dive right into it by reading Act I Scene i. Look forward to more tomorrow!!


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