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Showing Grade 7, Unit 1a, The Fall of Rome
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Drawing Parallels Between Ancient Rome and the U.S. Today

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6523758

Rating: 2, High!

Description: In this National Public Radio broadcast reording, novelist Robert Harris speaks with Steve Inskeep about how the history of Rome is reflected in our modern-day world. Harris sees parallels between the time of Rome's transition from republican to imperial rule and the challenges the U.S. faces now. Standard 7.1.1

Comments: This audio session will engender lots of classroom discussion and shows the importance of the study of history today.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3780

Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Art from the Louvre

http://www.louvre.fr/llv/oeuvres/detail_departement.jsp;jsessionid=G7295LnhvZKLkh1M6WGXBh1g2cx5TyyX1Tjphl1CJZnRJkT1nPQl!975505912?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=1408474395181112&CURRENT_LLV_DEP%3C%3Efolder_id=1408474395181112&FOLDER%3C%3EbrowsePath=1408474395181112&bmUID=1178318590461&bmLocale=en

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Take a virtual tour of the Louvre in Paris and see examples of sculpture from the Greek and Etruscan periods. The exhibits are divided into seven "rooms" with pictures of 8 to 10 objects in each. Standards 6.4.8 and 6.7.8

Comments: Click on the pictures and get a larger image and description of the object.

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1468

Illustrated History of the Roman Empire

http://www.roman-empire.net/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here is a rich site of well organized information about the history of Rome with a special section for children. Each section is well researched, illustrated with period artwork, and supported by maps and timelines. Topics include he founding, the republic, the early emperors, the decline, the collapse, Constantinople, religion, society, and the army. Standard 6.7 all and 7.1 all

Comments: This is a commercial site with a discussion board so monitoring by the teacher is important. The author is not clearly identified so though the site is rich it is not rated as a 1 for authoritative.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1672

Pompeii Forum Project

http://pompeii.virginia.edu/page-1.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This project has three components with great information for understanding a Roman Town. It has hundreds of archival photos taken by archaeologists during various stages of resarch of the city once covered by ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Standard 6.7.8 and 7.1.1

Comments: Focuses on the urban center of Pompeii. The forum at any Roman town was the urban center housing the town's main religious, civic, and commercial institutions.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2487

Roman Aqueducts

http://www.dl.ket.org/latin3/mores/aqua/home.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here is a large site on Roman aqueducts. It is attractive, simply written, full of accurate information, and good photos. It links to some of the major aqueducts in Rome and elsewhere. It also provides careful explanations and illustrations of reservoirs, pipe, conduits, etc. Standard 6.7.8 and 7.1.1

Comments: This site is by Joan Jahnige and is recommended by scolars of Roman history and engineering. Some links to examples of aqueducts were not working at the time of review but the information is excellent overall.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2657

Roman History

http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/romans/index.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This simply written text from Kidpede briefly describes Ancient Roman history from the pre Roman period, the Republic period, the Empire period, and after the fall of Rome during the invasions by barbarians. It covers information about people, the economy, games, religion, clothing, food, science, etc. Standards 6.7.0 abd 7.1.0

Comments: The easy vocabulary and writing level make this a useful site for students.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3730

Roman Roads in the Mediterranean Region and Europe

http://www.viaeromanae.org/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Explore the great engineering skills represented by the Roman roads in the Mediterranean region. Learn about their history and the geography. Wonderful maps of the roads are provided but the picture feature of the site wasn't working at the time of review. Standards 6.7.3, 6.7.8, and 7.1.1

Comments: Navigate by clicking on the charioteer on the homepage.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2664

The Twelve Tables, c. 450 BCE

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/12tables.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Rome's Twelve Tables were written by the 10 Consuls who were given unprecedented powers to draft the laws of the young Roman Republic in 450 BCE. The new code promoted the organization of public prosecution of crimes and instituted a system whereby injured parties could seek just compensation in civil disputes. The plebeians were protected from the legal abuses of the ruling patricians, especially in the enforcement of debts. Serious punishments were levied for theft and the law gave male heads of families enormous social power. The important basic principle of a wriiten legal code for Roman law was established , and justice was no longer based solely on the interpretation of judges. These laws formed an important part of the foundation of all subsequent Western civil and criminal law. Standards 6.7.8 and 7.1.1

Comments: Compare this set of laws with Hammurabi's Code.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3100

Theodoric the Great - King of the Ostrogoths

http://www.fernweb.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/mf/theodor.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Born in or about AD 451, the young Theodoric, son of the Ostrogoth king Thiudimir, was sent as a hostage to the Imperial Court in Byzantium at the age of eight. Later Theodoric conquered Italy as leader of the Ostrogoth army and set up the goths as rulers of the Western Ro,an Empire. Here is interesting and well-researched information about that period of history. Standard 7.1.0, and 7.1.3

Comments: This site is part of the Dark Age Web by Mark Furnival. Sources are listed.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3127

Dining With Attila the Hun, 448 AD

http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/attila.htm

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: In the fourth and fifth centuries an invasion of nomadic tribes exploded out of the steppes of Central Asia into Europe throwing the Roman Empire into disarray and eventually destroying it. The Huns arrived in Europe around 370 and settled in modern-day Hungary. Their appearance forced the resident Visigoths, Ostrogoths and other Germanic tribes to move westward and southward and into direct confrontation with the Roman Empire. This is an account by Roman historian Pricus. Standard 7.01.3

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3658

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