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The Fall of the Roman Empire...in the 15th Century/Crash Course World History

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The Fall of the Roman Empire...in the 15th Century/Crash Course World History

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https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/1342351b-d22b-42e0-9c51-4fc0e6341b14/fall-of-the-roman-empirein-the-15th-century-crash-course-world-history-12/

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Type: Audio/Video

Overview:

John Green teaches you about the fall of the Roman Empire, which happened considerably later than you may have been told. While the Western Roman Empire fell to barbarians in 476 CE, the Byzantines in Constantinople continued the Eastern Empire nicely, calling themselves Romans for a further 1000 years. Find out what Justinian and the rest of the Byzantine emperors were up to over there, and how the Roman Empire dragged out its famous Decline well into medieval times. In addition to all this, you'll learn about ancient sports riots and hipster barbarians, too.

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Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 8
World History to 1500
7 ) Describe the widespread impact of the Roman Empire.

Example: spread of Roman law and political theory, citizenship and slavery, architecture and engineering, religions, sculptures and paintings, literature, and the Latin language

•  Tracing important aspects of the diffusion of Christianity, including its relationship to Judaism, missionary impulse, organizational development, transition from persecution to acceptance in the Roman Empire, and church doctrine
•  Explaining the role of economics, societal changes, Christianity, political and military problems, external factors, and the size and diversity of the Roman Empire in its decline and fall
Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: World History to 1500
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Analyze the history and impact of the Roman Empire on later societies.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • diffusion
  • persecution
  • doctrine
  • external factors
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • The impact/influence of the Roman Empire on the world including cultural achievements.
  • How to trace important aspects of the spread of Christianity such as how it relates to Judaism, its organization, and its doctrine. The reasons behind the decline and fall of Rome including economics, societal changes, Christianity, political and military problems, external factors, and the size and diversity of the empire.
  • Long-lasting Roman influences.
  • The important aspects of Christianity in the Roman Empire, including how it relates to other religions and its influence on Roman society.
  • The role of economics, politics, size/diversity, and societal changes in the decline and fall of Rome.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Analyze textual evidence of primary and secondary sources.
  • Locate places on a map.
  • Identify the effects of religious beliefs and practices on societies.
  • Identify the cause and effect of economic changes on societies.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • The Roman Empire impacted and influenced later societies.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.8.7- Compare at least one modern aspect of culture to one ancient aspect.


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Author: Ginger Boyd