Julius Caesar Study Guide


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Through William Shakespeare’s
Julius Caesar, a tale of betrayal, murder, and politics, students will learn:

Author Biography: Learn about William Shakespeare and the fascinating history behind the author and play.

Vocabulary words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.

Literary Techniques: Pathetic fallacy, personification, anecdote, foreshadowing, irony, fact, opinion, generalization, metaphor, soliloquy, paraphrase, anachronism, characterization, qualifier, anaphora, hamartia, juxtaposition, paradox, antonym, synonym, protagonist, tragic hero, antihero, dramatic structure.

Moral Lessons and Character Values: Conflict and mediation, peer pressure, justified vs. right, honor, leadership, judged by our actions, friendship, idealism, fear, hubris/pride.

Activities and Writing Assignments: Julius Caesar and Rome, Plutarch, governmental power, political systems, video, endorsement presentation, good character, orations, poetry, crossword, letter, drama, stoicism, stress, essays.

Suggestions for Further Reading: We include an in-depth reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to,
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare.

All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!

  • Large 8.5×11 printed workbook format is convenient to read and easy on the eyes
  • Every question has plenty of whitespace for student’s answers
  • Encourages neat and clean handwriting practice
  • Easily transports without the need for a laptop or other expensive equipment
  • Provides a permanent record of the student’s work
  • Convenient, removable answer key included for the teacher!
  • Study guides do not contain the text of the story, play, poems, or book.
  • Recommended for grades 9-12
  • Setting: Ancient Rome
  • Genre: Shakespearean Tragedy, British Literature

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