The lesson has the students read about Julius Caesar. Students will work in groups of four. Students are required to take notes on the readings and organize them in a list, chart/table, or webdiagram. Using the facts they gained, 2 members of the group must write a written speech to persuade the audience that Caesar should be saved and the other 2 must write a speech to persuade the audience that Caesar should be put to death. Each pair of students will read their speech to the class. By the end of the WebQuest, students will have a better understanding of who Julius Caesar was and the controversy that surrounded him. They will read about Julius Caesar from four different sources, each which give their own impression about what Caesar was like as a person. Students will be able to formulate their own opinions using facts to either support of be against Caesar. Students will gain experience in written composition and oral speaking by delivering their speech to the class.


  • Social Studies > General
  • World Languages > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12





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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2016-07-05.

Component Ratings:

Standards Alignment: 3
Subject Matter: 3
Assessments Quality: 3
Deeper Learning: 3

Reviewer Comments:

Subject Matter: This resource gives a very clear assignment to create a speech for or against saving Caesar. incorporating concepts and subject matter into the assignment.
Assessments Quality: There is a comprehensive rubric for this WebQuest.
Deeper Learning: Groups of 4 students work collaboratively to create speeches for and against Casear, communicating effectively, constructing viable arguments and critiquing the reasoning of others. The final product is the speech.

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