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. TTW start the class by having TS complete a bell ringer activity (C below) while TT takes care of admin things in the classroom (attendance and such).  After administrative tasks are complete,  and TS have had at least 5 minutes of class time for the bell ringer, TTW continue the class by reading the posted school and classroom rules. Next, TTW have a student give a classroom rule and the SOAR principle that it falls under.  This reinforces the rules in the students at the beginning of the class, and gets some critical thinking started.  After the rules, TTW tell some funny riddles to continue the critical thinking, and to get TS ready to learn.  TTW then read the clear target to TS and discuss any terms or concepts in the target that may need explaining. 

          1. Interest Cue: The interest cue for the day is the bell ringer activity.  It is a GIMKIT over the day’s lesson.

          2.  Review: 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.

     C.   Bell Ringer: There is a GIMKIT over the day’s lesson. Here is the link.

     D.  Presentation of New Material: TSW review a video presentation on Julius Caesar and answer lecture questions that go along with it. In order to answer the questions as notes, TS must write each question, leave room underneath for the answer, and then answer each question in the space they provided.  Here is a link to the presentation. The lecture questions are listed in number 3 below.  After the lecture questions are completed, TSW complete the chart over Julius Caesar in section F. 2. below.

1.  N/A

            2. N/A

            3.  Lecture Questions: 

                 1. What was the First Triumvirate?

  1. What was the purpose of the First Triumvirate?
  2. What happened while Caesar was the Governor of Gaul?
  3. Why was Pompey jealous of Caesar, and what did Pompey think Caesar would do?
  4. Why did Caesar march his Legions across the Rubicon River
  5. Why was Caesar’s march across the Rubicon River important?
  6. What happened because of Caesar’s legions crossing the river?
  7. What led to Julius Caesar becoming more popular with the Plebeians?
  8. His popularity led to more power and angered the rich and the Senate…what happened to Caesar as a result?
  9. Who plotted the actions against Caesar?
  10. Who were the members of the Second Triumvirate?
  11. 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.  TSW fill out the chart with the information about the people, places, events 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.  There is a topic that relates to Julius Caesar in each box of the chart.  TS will look at the topic, review their digital DBQ from the previous lesson, the presentation from today’s lesson, and their notes from this lesson and explain each topic.  In doing so, at a minimum TS must explain: What the topic is about?; Why the topic is important/significant to either Caesar, Rome, or history?: and list any significant people and or events that fall under the topic.  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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