by Lisa Van Gemert|
Advanced Placement Classroom: Julius Caesar
If you were a teacher who didn't feel confident in your own understanding of the play, you could gain that confidence by reading this book cover-to-cover, especially the beginning. Readable, yet chock-full of great information, it is a guide, a ready-to-use resource, and a challenge piece all at the same time.
I particularly appreciate the "script" approach, rather than the more common "book" approach to the play. Not only does this lend itself to engaging activities, but it brings the play to life in a very organic way.
The activities and ideas in this guide are varied and plentiful enough to provide any teacher with literally years of ideas on teaching Caesar in the pre-AP or AP classroom. I truly believe that I would be able to successfully introduce most of the ideas, perhaps with additional scaffolding, in my on-level classes as well. It is also very helpful to have Common Core State Standards identified.
Lisa Van Gemert
Gifted Youth Specialist, Mensa