Then Fall, Thursday!


  • RL.9-10.5. Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.
  • RL.9-10.6. Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature.

Learning Target: Students will understand the dramatic element of unity of time, place and action, and how this element adds to Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.

Activator: Our daily video!
Mark Antony’s Speech – 1953 Julius Caesar Movie

So, to completely understand our big ol’ concept for the day, we need to look what what the Classical Unities are. Thus far, our play has taken place on February 15th (At the feast of Lupercal) in Rome, on March 15th (The Ides of March) in Rome, and now in act 4, we move to a different place and a different time!

Why do you think Shakespeare chose to violate these classical unities in his play? What does it change about the play?

After we finished reading Act IV, we revisited those Bubble Maps we’ve been working on. Tomorrow is an art project day – we get to spend the whole day working on them YAY!!!! And possibly some of Monday, too 🙂 I hope you guys enjoy!

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