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Showing Grade 7, Unit 1a, The Fall of Rome
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Ancient World Explorer

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Description: In this activity, you will study the structures of Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, and China. As you learn about these wonders of the ancient world, remember that there are many different ideas about why and how they were built...

Author: Ty Benoit, Butte Community College

Lesson ID: 80

Did Rome Fall or Was It Pushed?

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Description: Like any great empire that has come before or after it, the theories surrounding the fall of Rome are many. For much of this century, the US has been compared to the Roman Empire in about every conceivable way. So, why did Rome fall? Could their fate have been averted, and if so, would the world be different today? Let's examine what we know and what we don't know. Standard 7.1.1

Author: David MacDonald, Fillmore Middle School

Lesson ID: 312

Lasting Accomplishments of the Roman Empire

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Description: The Mayor of Rome, The Honorable Francesco Rutelli, is hosting a symposium of mayors who will gather in his beautiful and exciting city. He plans to present a short history of Rome, including the lasting contributions of the Ancient Roman Empire and how they have affected worldwide civilizations. Your task, "should you choose to accept it," is to create a short presentation with visuals on the lasting accomplishments of Rome using your area of expertise. Standard 7.1.1

Author: Peggy Chute, Truman Middle School

Lesson ID: 635

Getting to Know the Emperors of Rome

Description: Using resources from the PBS Roman Empire in the First Century website, students discuss the merits of heredity rule. Using various games, features, and video clips from the Web site students discuss the qualifications of each of nine emperors, whether or not each was a successful leader, and who, if any of these men, could be elected to lead a country in today's world. For their final project, students will create campaign posters for a selected emperor. The posters will reflect the emperor's achievements, leadership style, personality and other qualifications in a positive manner. Standards 6.7.4 and 7.1.1

Author: PBS: Roman Empire in the First Century

Lesson ID: 1489

Hidden History of the Roman Empire

Description: Explore the concept of bread and circuses in ancient Rome, specifically the use of public arenas for free entertainment. The largest and most famous Roman arenas were the Circus Maximus and the Colosseum, which was known to Romans as the Flavian Amphitheater. Prepare a research report about 1. the arena's design and architecture 2. activities that took place in the arena, or 3. the arena's audience, including its general experience, seating arrangements, behavior, or any other details Standard 7.1.1

Author: Amy Donovan, Scholastic Instructor

Lesson ID: 499

Join the Empire! Become a Roman Citizen!

Description: If you had lived in ancient times, you could have applied to become a Roman citizen. Not everyone who applied was accepted, but anyone could apply. Would you have wanted to become a Roman citizen? Let's find out! Standards 6.7.0. and 7.1.1

Author: Don and Lin Donn

Lesson ID: 607

Journey Back in Time to Ancient Rome!

Description: Imagine that you could use a time machine to journey back in time to an ancient land with a new lifestyle, clothes, government, and even toys! What if people used chariots instead of cars or went to school before sunrise? Would you feel excited and/or afraid in this different time and country? I bet you'd feel much more comfortable if you knew some more about this new place. During this WebQuest you will use teamwork and the Internet to explore Ancient Rome and learn about their daily life, myths, and government. Each person on your team will learn one piece of the puzzle and then you will come together to get a better understanding of the topic. Standards 6.7.0, 7.1.0. and 7.1.1

Author: Carolyn Burdett, Carol Maier, and Alaina White, EDUC 343

Lesson ID: 609

Mapping an Empire

Description: Compare a map of the Roman Empire in 44 BC with one of the Roman Empire in 116 AD. Using these two maps as a reference, use critical reading skills to learn about the expansion of the Roman Empire during that time period. Relying on the resources available on The Roman Empire in the First Century Web site, learn about which countries/territories were conquered by each Roman emperor. After reviewing basic map skills and information, use the data collected to construct your own map documenting the historical expansion of the Roman Empire. Use the data represented on the map to draw conclusions about the effectiveness of specific emperors as well as the positive and negative aspects of expanding the Roman Empire so much in such a short time. Standards 6.7.3 and 7.1.2

Author: PBS: Roman Empire in the First Century

Lesson ID: 1490

Roman Technology and Medicine

Description: Learn about Roman architecture, technology, and medicine by becoming a teacher for a day. Participate in a class discussion about Rome's contributions in these areas and then work in small groups to become experts in one aspect of Roman technology or medicine. Share this knowledge with classmates by teaching what you have learned and having classmates participate in an activity to apply what they have learned. A final class discussion about the technological and medical contributions of the ancient Romans will summarize the ideas. Standards 6.7.8 and 7.01.1

Author: PBS: Roman Empire in the First Century

Lesson ID: 1492

Violence of Ancient Rome

Description: Extreme violence permeated Roman society and may have contributed to the downfall of the Roman Empire. Make comparisons between the violence in ancient Rome and the violence that is part of American society today. Participate in a number of discussion activities and a research activity before writing an essay that requires comparison and contrast techniques as well as supporting personal opinions about violence in our society. Standard 7.01.1

Author: PBS: Roman Empire in the First Century

Lesson ID: 1491

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