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The Birth of Romulus, Remus, and Rome

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Title:

The Birth of Romulus, Remus, and Rome

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Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

In this passage, students will learn about the history of Rome. A historian named Livy wrote 142 books about the history of Rome. He believed the city did not develop by chance but by fate. This passage is his account of how Rome was founded. You may believe it or not, as you like. What you should do is think about it and learn from it. Oh, and one more thing: enjoy it.

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 8
World History to 1500
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
Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: World History to 1500
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Analyze the influence of the Roman Republic, including reforms and the Pax Romana.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • Roman Republic
  • transformation
  • geographic, political, and economic elements
  • spatial distributions
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • Details of the expansion of the Roman Republic and its transformation into an empire. Key geographic, political, and economic elements of the Roman Empire.
  • The spatial distributions and patterns of the Roman Republic.
  • How Rome gained control of the Mediterranean region events leading to the creation of a Roman empire.
  • The reforms of Augustus.
  • Effects of the Pax Romana.
Skills:
Student are able to:
  • Analyze textual evidence of primary and secondary sources.
  • Locate places on a map.
  • Analyze the effects of geography on culture.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • The Roman Republic evolved from a republic into an empire, and it later expanded.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.8.6- Locate ancient Rome and the empire on a map; identify at least one significant contribution from ancient Rome in the fields of politics, intellectual life, arts, literature, architecture, or science.


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Author: Ginger Boyd