Students write and record campaign speeches

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In Mr. Xenakis’ World History classes last week, students created and recorded speeches as if they were Julius Caesar trying to convince Romans to appoint him dictator for life. The goal of the activity was to get students to learn about the accomplishments and character flaws of Julius Caesar that made him such a pivotal figure in ancient Roman history. They did this by researching information about his life, writing a speech based on their notes, and recording their speech as if they were Julius Caesar. Pictured in the photo is Ben Krueger who is one of a number of students who showed great quality in the work they produced. Other students who did a fantastic job include Hunter Gordon, Stephen Mikel, and George Hamilton who went over and above in their effort to make their recorded speeches seem like real campaign speeches.