Travel to ancient Rome to experience power, corruption and greed among the ruling class.
This resource helps to focus and guide classroom discussions. Imagine alternatives to dealing with disagreeing parties in a peaceful manner. Put yourself in the mind of Brutus to determine how he convinces himself to betray his friend. Answer questions about the events that take place surrounding Caesar’s death. Look inward to identify your own values and what you would do to see them realized. Keep track of your dreams in order to decipher their meanings. Complete a timeline of the real Julius Caesar and his accomplishments. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, our worksheets incorporate a variety of scaffolding strategies along with additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key.
About the Novel:
Julius Caesar imagines the true events surrounding the titular character’s downfall. Beware the Ides of March! A warning given to Caesar, but not followed. Caesar has risen to power. Rome is prospering. However, some of the other senators are not happy. They believe Caesar is drunk with power. They believe Rome would be better with someone else in charge. Their greed leads to the formation of a plot to overthrow Caesar. Led by Cassius, the conspirators know they need Brutus on their side. With manipulation they succeed, and the horrible deed is done. What happens after this betrayal is a struggle for power between two sides. One side that of the conspirators. The other of Marc Antony and Octavius, who have managed to turn the Romans against Brutus and the others. This struggle culminates into a war, where only one ruler will rise to control Rome.