LESSON TWO: Julius Caesar Background
Students learn background information for Julius Caesar, and identify cast of characters.
R2A Recognize the text features of drama in grade-level text.
§ Source of Literature
o Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
o Cast of characters handout/overhead
§ Handouts provided
o Cast of characters
o Definition of Terms – Text Features
o About Julius Caesar
o Summary of Act 1 Scene 1
o Act I Scene II
§ Words to know
o text features
Students retell the action in Act 1 Scene 2 of Julius Caesar.
Teacher may choose to show the video, play the CD, assign parts or read silently. Teachers should keep in mind that students will eventually need to be able to understand the dialogue of Julius Caesar.
Who are the main characters in this scene?
What are the main events?
What conflicts exists at this point in the drama?
Which characters are aligned?