Unit 8, Ancient Rome; Lesson 7: Julius Caesar II

Note:  TTW= The Teacher Will; TSW= The Students Will; GCR= Google Classroom 

I.  Standard(s): 6.55

     A.  Clear Target: I can describe the characteristics of Julius Caesar’s rule, including: Leadership in the military; popularity amongst the Plebeians; role as dictator for life; and his assassination.

     B.  Bell Ringer: 

          1.  TSW be able to answer the question below based on the previous lesson’s clear target in order to provide Closure for the previous day’s lesson:

               a.  Previous Day’s Lesson’s Closure Question(s): Why was Julius Caesar so popular?

                     1.  Review:  After the class has answered the question to the best of their ability, TTW assess if there needs to be a review of the previous day’s lesson.  If a review is needed, TTW have the students get out their notes and will review the material with them.

                    2.  If no review is needed TTW have the students get ready for today’s lesson.

     C.  Set: TTW lead a discussion on the clear target and or bell ringer to ensure that the students understand it/them.  TTW lead a discussion on the assignment from the day before to ensure understanding in applicable.

     D.  Presentation of New Material: TSW review a video presentation on Julius Caesar and answer lecture questions that go along with it.  Here is a link to the presentation. 

1.  N/A

            2. N/A

            3.  Lecture Questions: 

  1. What was the First Triumvirate?
  2. What was the purpose of the First Triumvirate?
  3. What happened while Caesar was the Governor of Gaul?
  4. Why was Pompey jealous of Caesar, and what did Pompey think Caesar would do?
  5. Why did Caesar march his Legions across the Rubicon River
  6. Why was Caesar’s march across the Rubicon River important?
  7. What happened because of Caesar’s legions crossing the river?
  8. What led to Julius Caesar becoming more popular with the Plebeians?
  9. His popularity led to more power and angered the rich and the Senate…what happened to Caesar as a result?
  10. Who plotted the actions against Caesar?
  11. Who were the members of the Second Triumvirate?
  12. Who became the first emperor of Rome by defeating Mark Antony and Cleopatra?

     E.  Guided Practice: TTW show the students how to get to the day’s presentation of new material and independent practice; and explain what they are doing to complete the day’s lesson.  TTW then choose a student at random to perform the same tasks.  Write a law…question and answer to get the writing started

    F.  Independent Practice (The assignments are due the next school day unless otherwise stated):  

1.  TSW complete their notes on the Julius Caesar presentation.

2.  TSW complete a Julius Caesar chart in GCR.  They will fill out the chart with the information about the People, Places, or things listed.  The information to fill out the chart comes from the presentation that is linked in section “D. Presentation of new Material” above.  Here is the link to the chart.

   G.  Closure:  TSW be able to answer the following question(s) in the next day’s class discussion: What were Julius Caesar’s accomplishments?

   H.  Assessment: Nearpod/CFUs/Discussion/Quiz


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