Group Project-Based Webquest on the Historical Background/Influences of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
A group of concerned citizens in our small community does not think we should read William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. These individuals believe that Julius Caesar has nothing to do with our lives today and that we should focus on reading more modern works. Your group's job is to convince these people at the next town council meeting that Julius Caesar is worth leaving on the 10th grade reading list!
You should use the resources provided on this web quest, as well as your own personal knowledge to complete this task. At the end of your research, your group will create and present a PowerPoint presentation for the town council meeting, which, surprisingly, will look identical to Mrs. Fountain’s classroom!! It is your job to prove that Julius Caesar is just as relevant to today’s students as any other modern writings of today. You will also turn in an assignment that is specific to the individual role you choose. You will receive two grades: One for your group's PowerPoint presentation and one for your individual assignment.
Through this web quest, you will be able delve deep into the life of Julius Caesar and the historical background of the play. You will be working individually at your own pace, choosing what most interests you, while also working in a group to reach a consensus on some of the more dominant themes of the play that still persist today!!