Julius Caesar Obituary Divide the class into six groups. Each group plays the role of one of the following: Group #1 = Roman soldiersGroup #3 = Roman SenatorsGroup #2 = Roman working classGroup #4 = People of GaulGroup #5 = SlavesGroup #6 = People of the provinces All groups read Handout #1 "The Achievements of Julius Caesar" aloud. At each Stop here and discuss, the groups should stop and discuss the questions in the text and have a rotating recorder to write their answers.
November 30, 2010 • Turn in video notes • Get into groups to complete Caesar obituary • Share rewrites of word sort • Begin Roman City project
Looking at the background history of Rome and the life of Caesar from the point of view of each identified group in Rome, each of the student groups should write a one to two paragraph obituary-style news article about Caesar's life and death and what it means to society in Rome. Each presentation should also include an artist's interpretation of Caesar's life or a political cartoon.
Assessment of Work Quality of each reading answer Completeness of obituary Accuracy of perspective