Sophomores read The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
The sophomores read The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare again this year in English 10. I rented costumes from the Nebraska Wesleyan University Costume Library for them to wear as we read the play together. This is a great way for students to get in front of the class to practice their public speaking skills, and students tend to enjoy learning about the tragedy of Julius Caesar. Students got to try their hand at acting. Each student was required to be in at least seven different scenes, but they didn't have to be the same character every time. This made it so that students could explore being different characters with different agendas in the play. I find that the students who are usually the most animated/talkative in class are always the ones who get into this play the most, but even the more laid-back students bring their speaking skills to life as we read the play. I enjoy reading this play with students; it is a fun way to start off 4th quarter.