Tired of teaching ancient history the same way for every unit? Need a way to energize your classroom and help your students enjoy history as much as you do? This is your solution!
This is an original song set to the tune of "Party Rock Anthem" written for middle grades (5-9) students to help them remember key historical facts about Julius Caesar, the famous Roman dictator. Mnemonic devices are an easier way for students to successfully learn history, and songs can be a valuable resource for you in the classroom. This song is a fun, easy way for the students to learn the most important facts about Julius Caesar: how he rose to power, the members of the First Triumvirate, the transition from republic to dictatorship, his infamous fate faced on March 15, 44 B.C.E., and more! Plus, it's a really fun lesson to teach!
Activity Suggestion: Teach the lyrics to the students verse by verse, and allow the students to come up with hand motions to do along with the song. This involves the students' whole brain in the activity and helps them better connect the material to their memory.