Freshmen Latin, English, and History Classes Team Up for Julius Caesar Re-enactment
Last week, the entire freshman class participated in a simulation of the end of the Roman Republic. This was the capstone of an inter-disciplinary unit on Julius Caesar. In English the freshmen read William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar; in World History, 9th graders have been analyzing primary-source documents on Caesar to understand his role in the history of late Republican Rome. In Latin, the students made propaganda posters either for or against Caesar's decision to appoint himself dictator-for-life. Each student had a specific Roman character to research and impersonate in an historical re-enactment of the Roman drama that played out in 44 BCE.