Julius Caesar Unit Projects
Below are a few choices for project ideas. As always, use your creativity to come up
with something that showcases your individual talents.
1. Choose a monologue or soliloquy from the play. Memorize it and recite it for the
class. It must be a minimum of 8 lines for an 80%, 11 lines for a 90%, and 14 lines
2. Make a map of the Roman Empire as it existed in the time of Julius Caesar. Draw and
label all the areas under Roman control. Then mark the site of Philippi in Macedonia
and the probable route taken by the armies in the play to reach the battleground. Use
the library or internet for resources.
3. Get a small group of students to act out a scene or a part of a scene. Dress in costume
and memorize your lines. Present to the class.
4. Choose a character from the play who seems especially vivid to you. Draw a portrait
capturing this person’s personality. Write a brief character sketch about the
significance of the character to our story.
5. Imagine that one of the major characters in the play is going to be interviewed. Work
with another student to create a five-minute interview in which you is the character
and one the interviewer. (It could be a talk show or news program.)
6. Create a front page of a newspaper that depicts the day that Caesar was assassinated
(or another important event in the play). Be sure to include stories, pictures,
appropriate headlines, and a name for your paper.
7. Do a report on Shakespeare and his works to be presented orally to the class with a
visual aide. Include little known facts to make it more interesting.
8. Come with your own original idea for a creative project.
This project counts as a test grade. It can be a fun way to wrap up our unit and get a good
grade all at the same time. Have fun and see me if you have any questions!