If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Hone the ability to read closely and analyze figurative language, major themes, and large-scale connections in the text of Julius Caesar.
Become familiar with the historical events depicted in Julius Caesar and understand how the shape of the play relies on authorial choice in adapting history and historical source material.
Produce clear writing in the form of analytical essays and shorter written work produced for class.
Interact with Julius Caesar as a piece of drama, which is subject to interpretation by readers, actors, directors,...