ALEX Classroom Resources

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   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] WH8 (8) 1 :
1 ) Explain how artifacts and other archaeological findings provide evidence of the nature and movement of prehistoric groups of people.

Examples: cave paintings, Ice Man, Lucy, fossils, pottery

•  Identifying the founding of Rome as the basis of the calendar established by Julius Caesar and used in early Western civilization for over a thousand years
•  Identifying the birth of Christ as the basis of the Gregorian calendar used in the United States since its beginning and in most countries of the world today, signified by B.C. and A.D.
•  Using vocabulary terms other than B.C. and A.D. to describe time
Examples: B.C.E., C.E.

•  Identifying terms used to describe characteristics of early societies and family structures
Examples: monogamous, polygamous, nomadic

[SS2010] WH8 (8) 6 :
6 ) Trace the expansion of the Roman Republic and its transformation into an empire, including key geographic, political, and economic elements.

Examples: expansion—illustrating the spread of Roman influence with charts, graphs, timelines, or maps

transformation—noting reforms of Augustus, listing effects of Pax Romana

•  Interpreting spatial distributions and patterns of the Roman Republic using geographic tools and technologies
Subject: Social Studies (8)
Title: The Roman Empire, or Republic, or...Which Is It?/Crash Course World History

John Green explores exactly when Rome went from being the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire. Here's a hint: it had something to do with Julius Caesar, but maybe less than you think. Find out how Caesar came to rule the empire, what led to him getting stabbed 23 times on the floor of the senate, and what happened in the scramble for power after his assassination. John covers Rome's transition from city-state to dominant force in the Mediterranean. While Rome's expansion took hundreds of years, he explains it in just under 12 minutes. The senate, the people, Rome, the caesarian section, the Julian calendar, and our old friend Pompey all make appearances, but NOT the Caesar Salad, as Julius had nothing to do with it.

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