Need an engaging, comprehensive, and easy way to introduce the antecedent action for Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Julius Caesar? The History Channel's Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (Episode 3: Julius Caesar) outlines Caesar's rise to power and can be found on YouTube at the following link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqElPOyb-S4. The video is approximately 45 minutes.
As students watch the school-appropriate documentary, they can fill out a 20 question viewing guide. Because the documentary is easily accessible, students could watch the documentary and complete the viewing guide for homework. Along with the viewing guide/answer key, this PDF includes a five-question, multiple choice quiz/key.