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Roman Coins PP. Ms Hoefferle Sophomore English. Inquiry : How can examining the five movements of Act 1 scene 2 develop a deeper understanding of the characters and their interactions in William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar ?. Mini Lesson: Roman Coins

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roman coins pp

Roman Coins PP

Ms Hoefferle

Sophomore English

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Inquiry: How can examining the five movements of Act 1 scene 2 develop a deeper understanding of the characters and their interactions in William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar?

Mini Lesson: Roman Coins

Traditionally feature a profile of a head and sometimes a name on one side.

Profiled head is usually of a god or goddess; showing a living person was a sign of arrogance.

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Inquiry: How can examining the five movements of Act 1 scene 2 develop a deeper understanding of the characters and their interactions in William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar?

In 43 or 42 BCE, Brutus issued a very famous coin, a denarius. One side is profiled with his name, the other side daggers, a freedom cap, and a reference to the Ides of March.

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Inquiry: How can examining the five movements of Act 1 scene 2 develop a deeper understanding of the characters and their interactions in William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar?

Coin Creation Project Due: Monday

Think of the characters in act 1, scene 2, as subjects of coins. On one side would appear the person’s name and the profile of a head, perhaps of a god. Choose one of the following characters whom you feel would be arrogant enough to depict himself or if he would choose a god. How would his name be represented? On the other side would be key symbols. Consider what symbols would most effectively represent the character’s achievements or reputation.

Characters: Caesar, Brutus, Cassius, Anthony

Challenge: You may use clay, cardboard, or any other appropriate medium for your final products. Remember, your grade will reflect the effort, which you put forth!

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