Enduring Understanding: Words and actions, purposely chosen, have a great impact on the individual as well as society.
Objective: The students will read the historical tragedy by William Shakespeare in its entirety in class. They will discuss the historical importance of the play as it applies to the Roman Empire, The Elizabethan Age and modern society. We will see how Shakespeare used words to create a powerful drama that is still applicable today.
The Roman Newspaper (Writing)
The One Minute One Slide Power Point Presentation
Ides of March Dress-Up Day: Roman Clothing Power Point
Focus: Research and Writing. Speaking and Listening
Common Core Standards Covered: Reading: 1,2,3,4,5, 6, 7
Reading Informational Texts: 1,2 Writing: 2 a,b,c,d,e 4,5,6,7,8,9
Speaking and Listening: 1 a,b,c,d
2, 4, 5
Duration: 5-6 Weeks
1. How does a drama, novel, short story, poem, essay or article reveal an author’s point of view?
2. How is effective propaganda used?
3. How does one persuade or influence another person.
4. When do a person’s actions speak louder than their words?
5. What is a hero? And what is a Tragic Hero?
6. How far should someone go in order to better society?
What do we want our students to know?
- Reliable vs. Unreliable Sources
- Vetting important information and details
- Citing sources
- How to read and understand Shakespearean Language
- The Elements of a Drama
- Historical Background of the drama
- Shakespeare's use of poetic devices and figurative language.
- Julius Caesar