Discipline: Social Studies

Grade Level: 7

Course: Ancient World History

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Julius Caesar: Hero or tyrant?
Overview
  • Module Description
    • We have studied many empires this year and have investigated the management strategies they used. The Roman Empire was the largest and longest-lived empire in the ancient world. The Romans had highly organized political, social, religious, technological, and economic systems that enabled them to control the territories and people within their boundaries. Students will investigate Julius Caesar as an emblematic figure of the Roman Empire's strengths and its weaknesses.

  • Tasks
    • Teaching Task Template Task (Design your own lesson)

      Was Julius Caesar a tyrant or a hero of the people? After reading primary and secondary sources about Caesar, write a debate position paper that addresses the question and support your position with evidence from the texts. Be sure to acknowledge competing views.

      Task 2. SS Argumentation/Analysis L1, 2:

      [Insert question] After reading ______ (literature or informational texts), write a/an _______ (essay or substitute) that addresses the question, and support your position with evidence from the text(s). L2: Be sure to acknowledge competing views. L3: Give examples from past or current events or issues to illustrate and clarify your position.

  • About the Teacher
    • Author: Tilney Wickersham

      Course: Ancient World History

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