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Showing Grade 7, Unit 1a, The Fall of Rome
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Ancient Etruscan and Roman Art

http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHrome.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site is a huge list of links to examples of art from the Etruscan and Ancient Roman periods. Included on this page are pictures of ancient villas, temples, markets, roads, aqueducts, etc. There are also pictures of jewelry, pottery, sculpture, and religious objects from museums throughout the world. Standards 6.7.8 and 7.1.1

Comments: This is a long, scrolling page with multiple topics but anchors take the user to the correct area of the list.

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Resource ID: 232

Ancient Rome: Odyssey Online

http://carlos.emory.edu/ODYSSEY/ROME/homepg.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Monuments built by Romans are found throughout the Mediterranean and beyond. They were a physical connection between the lands controlled by Rome and Rome herself - "caput mundi" - the capital of the civilized world. Throughout the Empire these structures symbolized the power of Rome. Look at objects that were made in the city of Rome and in the provinces that formed the Roman Empire. All of these materials will help us discover more about this fascinating civilization. Standard 6.7.8

Comments: This site was developed by the Michael Carlos Museum at Emory University.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 259

Forum Romanum

http://www.forumromanum.org/index2.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Explore the Forum Romanum to experience Rome's past through its culture, religion, language, and much more. There is a Virtual Tour of Rome, a dictionary of Mythology and material on Roman life. There is a huge group of primary sources in Latin from the Roan period and later, many of which have been translated. Standards 6.7.8 and 7.1.1

Comments: This site by David Camden has received an award for excellence by Encyclopedia Britannica.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1280

From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/religion/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This PBS website supporting the video of the same name examines the history of early Christianity. It examines the relationship between archaeological evidence and religious beliefs. It discusses society at the time of Jesus, and the storytellers who handed down the testimony of Jesus' life that became the Gospels. Then it describes early Chrstianity, the persecution of Christians, and the legitimization of Christianity under Constantine. Standards 6.7.6, 6.7.7 and 7.1.3

Comments: This is a sensitive topic that will require mediation by the teacher.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1317

Roman Art and Architecture

http://bubba.uccs.edu/images/roman/html/roman.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Here is a wealth of visual information on ancient Rome. Much material is on the city of Rome itself including sculpture, architecture and painting. It covers multiple eras including the Republican Era, Augustus and the Early Empire, Flavian to Hadrian, the Late Imperial Period, , Contantine, and Christian Rome. There is also material on Pompeii, Athens and beyond. Standards 6.7.8 and 7.1.1

Comments: This is a University of Colorado at Colorado Springs website. It has some descriptive information but it is limited.

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Resource ID: 2658

Rome to Romania 27BC to 1453 AD

http://www.romanity.org/friesian/romania.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Here is information about the Roman Empire, the Fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans, and all the Balkan countries in between--charts and maps. This connects to the Fall of Rome and the creation of the Balkans. Match it to today's problems. Standard 7.01.3

Comments: You'll love the changing maps.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2671

Trial of Jesus

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/jesus/jesus.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Providing an account of the trial of Jesus presents many challenges. First, there is the challenge of determining what actually happened nearly 2,000 years ago before the Sanhedrin and the Roman prefect of Judea, Pontius Pilate. Almost our entire understanding of events comes from five divergent accounts, each of which was written by a Christian (who did not know Jesus directly) for a distinct audience from thirty-five to seventy years after the trial. Second, there is the challenge that comes from knowing that readers of this account are likely to have prior understandings of trial events that come from their own religious training--and that any account of the trial provided here that varies substantially from these prior understandings may not be easily accepted. Nonetheless, the trial of Jesus merits analysis for the simple reason that no other trial in human history has so significantly affected the course of human events. Standards 6.7.6 and 7.1.1

Comments: This is part of the Famous Trials page by Doug Linder of the School of Law, University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3217

Ancient Petra

http://www.raingod.com/angus/Gallery/Photos/MiddleEast/Jordan/Petra/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Like Indiana Jones, you can explore the ancient Roman city of Petra, but without the dust and the snakes. These fabulous pictures show the ruins of the city carved out of rock in what is today the country of Jordan. Standards 6.7.3, 7.1.2 and 7.2.5

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 253

Ancient Roman Technology Site

http://www.unc.edu/courses/rometech/public/frames/art_set.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is a great site for information about how the Romans did things to survive and the clever inventions they made to improve the quality of life. Standards 6.7.8 and 7.1.1

Comments: Great for comparisons to today's world of technology

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 257

Divination and Politics in Ancient Rome

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4078379

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This National Public Radio audio file describes how ancient Romans used divination, augury and other mystic and religous practices to predict what the gods intended for their political and military pursuits. One keywas sacred chickens. This brief Weekend Edition by classics commentator Elaine Fantham and NPR's Scott Simon provides insight into Roman and Greek beliefs. Standards 6.7.1, 6.7.2, and 7.1.1

Comments: See David Macaulay's book "City" to learn more about Roman use of animal sacrifice in determining public policy.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3781

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