Author: Timothy J. Duggan, Ed.D.
Product Code: 8344
ISBN: 9781593638344
Pages: 264
Availability: In stock.

The Teaching Success Guide for the Advanced Placement Classroom series helps teachers motivate students above and beyond the norm by introducing investigative, hands-on activities, including debates, role-plays, experiments, projects, and more, all based on Advanced Placement and college-level standards for learning.

Julius Caesar allows teachers to take a fresh approach to one of Shakespeare's most famous plays by moving beyond basic history and memorization of quotes. Students will engage in performance approaches to the text, recreate the story's events in a news show format, participate in collaborative literature workshop activities, and debate whether Caesar could have prevented his assassination. The author also provides easy-to-use discussions of Shakespeare's language and how Julius Caesar can be studied from different critical perspectives.

Grades 7–12


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by Z. Hamby
on 6/23/2015
from Missouri
Excellent Materials
The materials and creative lesson ideas presented in this text are the perfect way to put some life into the study of Shakespeare! I also found the sections of background on the play itself to be interesting and enlightening. As I read this text, I found myself growing more and more excited to add some new life to my Julius Caesar unit (one that I have been teaching for ten years). Needless to say, I am eager to put these strategies to use in my own classroom next year! 
by Lisa Van Gemert
on 5/14/2013
from United States
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
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