Friday, November 9, 2012

Julius Caesar (Shakespeare)

What's Cookin'?

Pumpkin Cookies!  4 batches of pumpkin cookies, which really means endless oven batches... We'll take some for a bake sale, freeze some for the future, and snack on some this upcoming week.  I like this recipe from Heavenly Homemakers.  They even work for breakfast because I skip the frosting and use less rapadura.

What's Schoolin'?

The olders are studying Ancient Rome so we'll toss in our Shakespearean study of his play Julius Caesar along with it.  I checked out several version from the library but my favorite is the folger Library version . I checked out this one with the fancy blue cover and bigger print, although I found an old used one discarded in the library bookstore that, though smaller, is just as good:

I was surprised but I really didn't care for the No Fear Shakespeare.  It's very popular, so don't take my word for it :), but neither the olders nor myself preferred it.  These are the versions that I checked out that we decided not to use:
No Fear Shakespeare: Julius Caesar ; Fully Annotated Shakespeare: Julius Caesar ; Julius Caesar edited by A Hadfield .

I am really liking this biography of Julius Caesar (Leaders of Ancient Rome) I'm half-way through and hope to check out a few more from the series; mainly Cicero since we'll be reading his work also.

Some online resources:

This one includes a link to the complete text online, has comprehension worksheets for each act, and has vocabulary for each act:
[It also has Hamlet, Oedipus, and Antigone]

Virtual tour of the Globe Theatre:

Some more:

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