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In this lesson, students, working in pairs or in groups, will examine the secondary sources below, highlighting reasons for the collapse of the three classical empires: Roman, Han and Gupta. From their analysis, they will complete a graphic organizer, comparing and contrasting the reasons for the collapses. From their examination of the sources and completing the graphic organizer, they will write three comparative, analytical mini-paragraphs that answers the question: “To what extent was the collapse of the Roman, Han and Gupta empires similar to and different from one another?”