16 slide PowerPoint that does a short overview of some of Roman History and accomplishments and places Julius Caesar in that historical context. Good to do as you are finishing the play. Allows for good character review and ends with students doing a short writing assignment were they: Pretend you are Cassius. Write a letter to Brutus which is designed to convince him to join the conspiracy against Caesar. Don't forget who signed the letter in the play.
Pretend you are Brutus. You have just received several letters from fellow Romans which praise you highly and beg you to help protect them from Caesar's tyranny. Write a letter responding to these Romans.