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.
Included Works: ALLS WELL THAT ENDS WELL AS YOU LIKE IT THE TRAGEDY OF CORIOLANUS CYMBELINE THE TRAGEDY OF HAMLET, PRINCE OF DENMARK THE FIRST PART OF KING HENRY THE FOURTH SECOND PART OF KING HENRY IV THE LIFE OF KING HENRY THE FIFTH THE FIRST PART OF HENRY THE SIXTH THE SECOND PART OF KING HENRY THE SIXTH THE THIRD PART OF KING HENRY THE SIXTH KING HENRY THE EIGHTH KING JOHN THE TRAGEDY OF JULIUS CAESAR THE TRAGEDY OF KING LEAR LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH MEASURE FOR MEASURE THE MERCHANT OF VENICE THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM THE TRAGEDY OF OTHELLO, MOOR OF VENICE KING RICHARD THE SECOND KING RICHARD III THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET THE TAMING OF THE SHREW THE TEMPEST THE LIFE OF TIMON OF ATHENS THE HISTORY OF TROILUS AND CRESSIDA THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA THE WINTER'S TALE