PHASES OF DEATH: "I CAME, I SAW, I CONQUERED, BUT I NEVER SAW THIS ONE COMING!"
An Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Thematic Standards Based Unit on: Reading and Understanding of text (play). "The synthesizing power of the analogical imagination fades from the scene for want of a common language. If we want our young men and women to dream visions, we must enable them to speak and write a common analogical language." --Joseph H. Wessling Students will discover that historical figures and events are still culturally relevant. The life of Julius Caesar has been portrayed in all aspects of media, and corporations have utilized the systems and strategies developed by him. Through the exploration of themes presented in this unit, students will gain a deeper understanding of the Roman Empire and its contributions to the world, Shakespeare's language and times and gain a deeper insight into the nature of good and evil. With the latter, students will link the actions of the collective and the individual and make connections on how human flaws ("personal demons") impact on the masses.