Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend Me Your Emotions: Julius Caesar

Scholars, high schoolers, class members! With the help of this lesson, you too can identify the three persuasive appeals (ethos, pathos, and logos) the characters in William Shakespeare's tragedy Julius Caesar used to convince their audience that they are "honorable men." You will practice the skills you need by first identifying the types of appeals in three commercials. You will then apply what you have learned to speeches by Brutus and Antony.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Include the lesson in a unit study of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
Classroom Considerations
  • Presumes class members have read or are reading the play
  • Requires a projection device for the PowerPoint
  • Set aside extra prep time to prepare and copy the many required materials
  • Participants should have some familiarity with the ethos, pathos, and logos modes of persuasion, as well as with the Honeycomb Harvest strategy
Pros
  • Includes a teacher's guide
  • Documents are available in Spanish and English
  • Included teacher's notes include suggestions for how to provide additional scaffolding if needed


Cons
  • None
Common Core