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English 10 Honors: American Literature
English 12/LIT 115
AP English Language and Composition/ENG 121 » Julius Caesar


Julius Caesar Julius Caesar
Shakespeare's Play Revealing the Art of Oratory

To access the complete text of the play and the presentation assessment rubric, click on the links below.

 

Julius Caesar Teaching Projects

 

The Assignment:  You along with your group have been assigned a portion of Julius Caesar to teach to the class.  You have to assume that the class has not read your section (even though they are supposed to), so it is your job to share your analysis and create meaning for them.  You will be graded on your analysis of the section, the language used and the quality of your presentation.  Therefore, your knowledge and creativity are strong considerations in your final grade. You can incorporate the following methods or devise some of your own.  By the way, don’t even think about sock puppets or any other juvenile tactics.

 

·         Lead a class discussion – create Socratic discussion questions.

·         Translate key passages into modern English.

·         Act out your scene or recreate it in modern English.

·         Assess the success of your presentation with a short quiz.

·         Create handouts or overheads.

 

Do not take this assignment lightly.  The presentation represents a 100 point score.  The ability to present and relay information to an audience is an important tool for college or business.  We will do one or two presentations per class period.  The play must be presented in order; therefore, it is imperative that you present on the appropriate day.  There will be no make-ups.  Someone must present in your place if you are not planning on attending class. We cannot change the order of the play because of a lack of preparation or an absence. Prepare an “understudy.” An unexcused absence on the date of your presentation will result in a zero on the assignment.

 

NOTE: After presenting your project, you will be given an analytical prompt which may or may not be derived from the part of the play you presented.  Therefore, you should pay attention and keep up with the reading.  Your typed and properly formatted response to the prompt is due at the beginning of the next class. The presentation and paper represent a total of 200 points.



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