This excellent activity is modeled after "Analyzing a Visual Text: Landscape with the Fall of Icarus." This lesson requires students to critically analyze a painting depicting the death of Julius Caesar. I prefer having students work with a partner or in a small group for this assignment. I usually use this activity while teaching Julius Caesar after students read the death scene; however, this lesson can stand alone as well. Students are asked to look for very specific details in order to develop a deeper connection to the painting as well as to Shakespeare's tragedy about the fall of Julius Caesar. Students will evaluate theme and mood and imagery. They are asked to support assertions with concrete details and textual evidence. The students are also required to make connections between the painting and Shakespeare's text. This activity is a good one to use when your principal is stopping by to observe you because it is impressive in its complexity and attention to detail. You'll look like the superstar you are!