Julius Caesar: Hero or Tyrant Primary Source and Analysis Activity

Julius Caesar: Hero or Tyrant Primary Source and Analysis Activity
Julius Caesar: Hero or Tyrant Primary Source and Analysis Activity
Julius Caesar: Hero or Tyrant Primary Source and Analysis Activity
Julius Caesar: Hero or Tyrant Primary Source and Analysis Activity
Julius Caesar: Hero or Tyrant Primary Source and Analysis Activity
Julius Caesar: Hero or Tyrant Primary Source and Analysis Activity
Julius Caesar: Hero or Tyrant Primary Source and Analysis Activity
Julius Caesar: Hero or Tyrant Primary Source and Analysis Activity
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To some Julius Caesar is a hero who acted as needed to defy the corrupt Roman Senate and make life better for the Roman people. To others, Caesar was a man of selfish ambition and a threat to the Roman order. In this activity: students will decide.

Give your students a chance to put their CSI skills to work as they consider the character qualities of heroes and traitors, read through both primary and secondary accounts, and write about historical events before rendering a verdict in the case of Caesar vs. the Roman Senate.

This activity includes:

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Reflecting about Heroes and Traitors sheet

6 - Excerpts from primary sources such as Plutarch, Suetonius, Cicero and more

3 - Secondary sources

Research and Analysis log to report their findings.

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14 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 days
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