Teacher Guide

Julius Caesar Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Hone the ability to read closely and analyze figurative language, major themes, and large-scale connections in the text of Julius Caesar.

  2. 2

    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.

  3. 3

    Produce clear writing in the form of analytical essays and shorter written work produced for class.

  4. 4

    Interact with Julius Caesar as a piece of drama, which is subject to interpretation by readers, actors, directors,...

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