These homework assignments are originally part of our Julius Caesar complete unit. We decided to sell this component separately and it includes the 80-page segment with 25 individual homework assignments. Certain homework assignments target key scenes, while other assignments review themes and motifs after they have been fully developed through close readings of the text.
Any of these twenty-five assignments can just as easily be used in class as a review activity. They can be completed individually, with partners or in cooperative groups as students work to reference evidence from the text to support their arguments.
Most importantly, students continue to practice their close reading skills as every homework assignment requires students to return to the text or their notes; providing detailed examples or direct quotes to support their ideas and opinions.
The Word Document format allows you to adjust any part of the assignments to suit your teaching needs.
Homework titles included:
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1. Contrasts offered about Caesar’s Rule
2. Analysis of Cassius’s First Speech
3. Analysis of Cassius’s Second Speech
4. Close Reading of Brutus’s Soliloquy
5. Brutus’s Speech to Fellow Conspirators
6. Assessing the Merits of Cassius and Brutus’s Debate
7. Comparing the Married Couples
8. Identifying Similarities Between Portia and Calpurnia
9. Interpreting Calpurnia’s Warning to Caesar
10. Brutus’s Internal Conflicts Revealed
11. Threats to Caesar Evaluated
12. Chorological Presentation of the Attack on Caesar
13. The Significance of the Assassination
14. Caesar’s Response to the Warnings
15. An Appraisal of Antony’s Soliloquy
16. Persuasive Techniques Used in the Speeches Made to the Roman Citizens
17. Analysis of Antony’s Oratory Strategy
18. Depicting the Crowd’s Response to the Funeral Speeches
19. Brutus and Cassius’s Relationship Understood
20. Honor or Cowardice?
21. Assessing Brutus’s Leadership Skills
22. A Letter from Portia
23. The Rise and Fall of the Conspiracy
24. Evaluating the Merits of the Play’s Title