Dante's Damnation of Brutus and Cassius: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar Debate

Dante's Damnation of Brutus and Cassius: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar Debate
Dante's Damnation of Brutus and Cassius: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar Debate
Dante's Damnation of Brutus and Cassius: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar Debate
Dante's Damnation of Brutus and Cassius: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar Debate
Dante's Damnation of Brutus and Cassius: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar Debate
Dante's Damnation of Brutus and Cassius: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar Debate
Dante's Damnation of Brutus and Cassius: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar Debate
Dante's Damnation of Brutus and Cassius: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar Debate
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High school students love an argument-- why not harness that energy into a fiery and passionate classroom debate? With a partner, students get to argue for the salvation or damnation of Brutus or Cassius as Shakespeare characterizes them in his play, Julius Caesar. This takes the form of a public debate as students are pitted against a team arguing against their position. In supporting the character’s salvation or damnation, students will follow the debate outline provided. Each team is limited to a maximum of four minutes to advance their arguments. This resource includes easily adaptable instructions, a formal debate outline with example of opening and closing statements, scoring rubric and more!

Not only is this lesson engaging and interesting, it also allows students to:
• enhance their analysis of the themes and dangers in Julius Caesar
• think critically about Shakespeare's characters (motivations, influences, weaknesses)
• work in purposeful and productive teams
• support their position with textual evidence
• deliver an argument with force, originality and the appropriate gravitas
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6 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 days
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