Shakespeare - Semester 1

 

Where are you on your Race to Royalty? 

 

     Are you still a Peasant? Have you made it to Knight? Are you a Baron or Baroness, or have you made it Prince or Princess? Did you make it to King or Queen? Is your ambition set for Emperor or Empress?

 

                                                                       

                                               

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                CURRENT ROYAL STATUS'

 

          Emperor/Empress:  

          King/Queen: 

          Prince/Princess: 

          Duke/Duchess: 

          Marquess/Marchioness: 

          Count/Countess: 

          Baron/Baroness: 

          Knight:   

          Magistrate: 

          Guildsman: 

          Commoner: 

          Peasant: 

 

 

The Queens Challenge: The Ten Steps

  1.  Read Julius Caesar and discuss it in class

  2.  Hand in your completed Vocabulary List

  3.  Make it at least to Marquess or Marchioness (7 plays) in the Race to Royalty (Recommended Plays to Watch or you can  listen to them from Libravox.org)

  4.  Participate in the Shakespeare Parents Fair

  5.  Participate in the Spring Performance

  6.  Turn in your Personal Vocabulary List & the completed Common Old English Terms List

  7.  Pass off the Iambic Pentameter

  8.  Make a 10-15 minute Presentation on an Elizabethan Era Topic

  9.  Recite from memory the Soliloquy

  10.  Turn in 7 Opinion Papers and a Summary of Merchant of Venice

                                                            JULIUS CAESAR Reading & Writing Inspirements

 

                                          September 22nd - Read: Act I, Scenes 1-2. Be ready for colloquium with a discussion question or two. 

                                                                   Opinion Paper: In your opinion, what makes a great leader? Give an example from your life.

                                                                   Bonus Question: What is an Epicurian?

                                                                   Presentation on  

                                          September 29th - Read: Act I, Scene 3. Be ready for colloquium with a discussion question or two. 

                                                                   Opinion Paper: What is the difference between acting and reacting? Give two examples.

                                                                   Bonus Question: When was Julius Caesar's date of birth and when did he die?

                                                                   Presentation on 

            October 6th - Read: Act II, Scene 1. Be ready for colloquium with a discussion question or two. 

                                Opinion Paper: Have you or anyone you know of ever made a decision that could ultimately lead to your destruction

                                                     or theirs? What kinds of decisions can lead to destruction?

                                Bonus Question: What is the Feast of Lupercal?

                                Presentations on                              

           October 13th - Read: Act II, Scene 2. Be ready for colloquium with a discussion question or two. 

                                Opinion Paper: List all the characters introduced so far in the play and how they are related to Caesar.

                                Bonus Question: What does the "Ides of March" mean?

                                Presentations on 

          October 20th - Read: Act II, Scenes 3-4. Be ready for colloquium with a discussion question or two. 

                               Opinion Paper: What is superstition? Does it play a part in your life? Explain.

                               Bonus Question: What is a soothsayer?

                               Presentation on 

          October 27th - Read: Act III, Scenes 1-2. Be ready for colloquium with a discussion question or two. 

                               Opinion Paper: When you do something wrong, what kind of emotions do you experience? Do these emothions

                                                     affect your actions? If so, how?

                               Bonus Question: Who was Cato?

                               Presentation on 

        November 3rd - Read: Act III, Scene 3. Be ready for colloquium with a discussion question or two. 

                               Opinion Paper: Compare Brutus and Cassius as leaders. Who would follow and why?

                               Bonus Question: What does "bear affliction" mean?

                               Presentation on 

      November 10th - Read: Act IV, Scenes 1-2. Be ready for colloquium with a discussion question or two. 

                               Opinion Paper: Mob Rule. Does this ever happen today? Can anything good come from it?

                               Bonus Question: Who was Cicero?

                               Presentation on 

      November 17th - Read: Act IV, Scene 3. Be ready for colloquium with a discussion question or two. 

                               Opinion Paper: Is Anthony a good friend? Explain.

                               Bonus Question: Who are the gods that are always being referred to?

                               Presentations on 

        December 1st - Read: Act V. Scenes 1-3. Be ready for colloquium with a discussion question or two. 

                               Opinion Paper: Write a summary of Julius Caesar.

                               Bonus Question: Name one of the anachronisms in Julius Caesar.

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       December 8th - Read: Act V. Scenes 4-5. Be ready for colloquium with a discussion question or two. 

                               Opinion Paper: None.

                               Bonus Question: Shakespeare based the play primarily on what literary work?

                               Presentations on

Semester 2 Begins December 9th - See Semester 2 for Details...

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