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This 16-slide PowerPoint will help students better understand the philosophers John Locke and Demosthenes and emperor Julius Caesar and the significance of his famous quote.
In Ender's Game, Peter and Valentine log onto the Nets using pseudonyms of famous philosophers. Knowledge about John Locke and Demosthenes helps the students understand this potentially complicated part of the novel. They will get a clearer grasp of what Peter and Valentine are doing and what it means to the overall meaning.
NOVEL: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card LEVEL: 7th-12th COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9
One of the chapters is entitled "Veni, Vidi, Vici," a quote by Roman emperor Julius Caesar that adds a lot of meaning to Ender's character. Students will learn the background of this saying and then discuss how it applies to Ender and how Ender is similar or different from Julius Caesar.