Julius Caesar Socratic Seminar

The Socratic seminars are finally all uploaded! For those of you that were absent in class, now is the time for you to add to the discussion. Watch the videos from your class (they are split into 15 min segments) and then write your own thoughts in both the comments section of this post and in a separate post on your blog. It would be a good idea to embed the videos into your blog as well so readers can have a frame of reference.

When you are writing your responses to what your classmates said, make sure to give a time in the video if you are piggybacking off of or disagreeing with a comment. You also should make sure to include act, scene and line numbers when reference specific parts of Julius Caesar. Please try to have your contribution completed by Friday.

Oration and Debate – Julius Caesar

Tonight for homework, you should prepare to give one of the speeches from Julius Caesar in class tomorrow. Make sure you practice out loud several times. It would be a good idea to practice in front of your family. Use the rubric to help you prepare. Your assigned lines are below.

Brutus Gayatri, Naomi, Karam, Seldon, Mark  Kara, August, Tyler, Sunho, Mehar
Antony 83-116 TT, Kabir  Faaiza, Jeff
Antony 132-176 Leszek, Raina  Basquiat, Arjun
Antony 186-214 Maseerah, Emma  Jake, Janice
Antony 226-250 Vinay, Laukya, Jonathan  Chris, Sid, Sarah-Jane


You were also assigned debate teams and topics in class today. Period 2/5 will debate on Thursday while 4/7 will go on Friday. Here are your groups and topics. The instructions and outlines can be found under the Power and Control page.

A. Caesar showed stronger leadership qualities than Brutus.

  • 2/5 – Jonathan, Naomi, Mark, Raina
  • 4/7 – August, Arjun, Jeff, Sunho

B. Cassius used more effective persuasion techniques than Antony.

  • 2/5 – Leszek, Emma, Karam
  • 4/7 – Janice, Jake, , Mehar

C. Brutus is an honorable man.

  • 2/5 – Kabir, Vinay, Laukya
  • 4/7 – Basquiat, , Tyler, Chris

D. Loyalty in friendship is more important than personal principles.

  • 2/5 – Gayatri, Tingting, Seldon, Maseerah
  • 4/7 – Kara, Faaiza, Sarah-Jane, Sid