Now that we have finished our Julius Caesar unit and we are a week away from our final review, the students will watch a movie that closely connects to the major texts we've read this year: Gattaca. As the students watch the movie they will have to fill out viewing questions. At the end of the week we will have a discussion on the movie and make connections to the books we've read this year. Final review will be next week!
Monday - Continue with our reading of the last act of the book: Act V. Theme work. What would be the theme of this work? Paragraph response. Share out. Movie time.
Tuesday - Finish reading, if necessary. Test creation questions. Finish watching movie.
Wednesday/Thursday - DO NOW: Who is the noblest of all the Romans? Julius Caesar Jeopardy. Debrief on this unit.
Friday - Socratic Seminar.
Monday - Analyzing Brutus' speech at Caesar's funeral. What are the main ideas that he is trying to convey to the plebians? Paraphrasing Brutus' speech into English 10 language. Read Act III Scene II. Movie, if time.
Tuesday - What is rhetorical questioning? Find three examples within Antony's speech in Act II Scene II. What are some other persuasive techniques that Antony utilizes? How does he gain support? Paraphrase Antony's speech. Which speech is more convincing - Brutus' or Antony's? Why? Read Act IV Scene I & II. Movie, if time.
Wednesday/Thursday - Act III headlines. Background notes on Ocatvius and Lepidus. Read Act IV Scene II. Head to the computer lab for our last in-class workday for the scrapbooks (due on Friday).
Friday - Scrapbooks due! List examples of greed in Act IV. Has Antony become greedy? What weaknesses of Brutus are present within the act? Catch up with movie watching.
Monday - Review Act II thus far with our newspaper headlines that the students enjoyed from Act I. Paraphrasing Brutus' soliloquy from Act II. This will be a good way to practice for the bigger speeches in Acts III and IV. Read Act III Scene I as a class. Movie, if time.
Tuesday - Introduce scrapbook assignment for an individual character. Students will be given time to start their scrapbooks. Assign out characters and read Act III Scene II as a class. Movie, if time.
Wednesday/Thursday - Read and finish Act III Scene II to start class. Causes and effects activity in groups. Scrapbook work time. Continue reading, and movie, if we still have time.
Friday - Finish reading Act III. Group questions for Act III. Discuss questions and share out. Answer any questions that the students may have. Movie.