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.
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 🙁 So instead of lecture, we did Hunger Games, and now we get the history today! Woo!!!
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 🙂
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:
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!!