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8th Grade American Studies Class Tries Their Hands at Persuasive Writing, Roman-style
Posted 11/28/2018 03:53PM
The 8th grade American Studies class stepped into the shoes of political campaigners in ancient Rome this week, vying for votes in a city on the verge of civil war. Their task: to convince the Roman plebeians to rally behind either Marc Antony or Brutus from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar following Caesar's assassination. Groups of 3-4 students created political campaigns complete with posters, slogans, logos, and platform manifestos that used the persuasive writing techniques they have been studying to appeal to their target audience. The presentations were the culmination of a unit that focused on Shakespeare's play in English class, and the foundations of the American government in history class. Click here to check out their creative campaign posters!