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An Introduction to Julius Caesar Using Multiple-Perspective Universal Theme Analysis

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An Introduction to Julius Caesar Using Multiple-Perspective Universal Theme Analysis

Grades 9 – 12
Estimated Time Four 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Jenna Copper, Ph.D.

New Wilmington, Pennsylvania

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Materials and Technology

Student Interactives

Printouts

Websites

Preparation

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Computers with internet access and printing capabilities
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • LCD projector
  • Copies of certain printouts
  • Writing instruments

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Comic Creator

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Comic Creator

The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on).

 

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PRINTOUTS

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WEBSITES

  • The History Channel: Ancient Rome

    This website provides detailed information about Ancient Roman history.  The teacher accesses this website and its many links before the lesson to become familiar with Ancient Rome.  The students use this website to research detailed information about Ancient Rome to be applied to their projects.

  • BBC Primary History Romans: Teacher’s Resources

    This website contains accurate, detailed information about Roman history and culture so that the teacher is prepared to assist students during their research and comic strip development.  Additionally, free, reproducible resources about Roman history and culture are available from this site for the teacher’s use.

  • BBC Primary History Romans

    Students use this website to investigate the many avenues of Roman history and apply that knowledge to create an original scenario of betrayal that would be consistent with Roman times. This website is interactive and contains information that is general enough so as not to overwhelm the students for this activity but also provides enough detail to stimulate critical thinking.

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PREPARATION

  1. Review the Ancient Roman History Website before the lesson to research Ancient Rome in order to facilitate the research project.  This website contains detailed information about Roman culture, religion, and people.
  2. Visit the Roman History Interactive Website before the lesson to become familiar with Roman history in order to facilitate the research project. This website contains accurate, detailed information and free reproducible resources.
  3. Access the Comic Creator to become familiar with this interactive website in order to assist the students during the lesson.
  4. Copy an even number of each scenario guide.  There are three guides, and each student only gets one guide.  Be prepared to distribute the guides so that in a class of 30 students approximately 10 students have each scenario.
  5. View and become familiar with the Multiple-Perspectives PowerPoint.
  6. Copy the Comic Strip Planning Sheet, Comic Strip Assignment Rubric, Comic Strip Assignment Checklist, Comic Strip Example, and Presentation Reflection Sheet for each student.

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