Ancient Rome Bundle

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Buy all seven Ancient Rome presentations and save. These dynamic presentations on Ancient Rome provide visuals, video links, guided notes, and reflection questions to keep your students engaged for the entire lesson.

Google App Links are on the Teacher Instructions Sheet!

Lesson 1: Birth of the Roman Republic

Rome began as a small village on a hill by a river. It grew into one of the greatest empires in history. The story of how that journey began is a mix of legend and truth. From this mix arose a society that still influences us today.

This presentation examines the following topics:

♦ Geography of Italy

♦ Origins of the Roman State

♦ Mythical origins of Rome

♦ The influence of the Etruscans

♦ Patricians and Plebeians

♦ Evolution of democracy in Rome

Lesson 2: The Punic Wars

Two great empires would face off in a series of devastating conflicts: Carthage and Rome. Only one would emerge as the ruler of the Mediterranean World.

Topics covered in this presentation include:

♦ A brief background on Carthage

♦ The Carthaginian Navy

♦ The Roman Army

♦ The First Punic War

♦ The Second Punic War

♦ Hannibal's march over the Alps and into Italy

♦ Battle of Cannae

♦ Scipio Africanus

♦ The Third Punic War

♦ Destruction of Carthage

Lesson 3: Rise of the Roman Generals and the Fall of the Republic

During the 1st century BCE, Rome was the preeminent power in the Mediterranean world. With that power came wealth and corruption. The only individuals who were able to maintain control were the generals. These generals would eventual take complete control and the Republic with all its ideals would fall. In its place would rise the Empire and the Emperors.

Topics covered in this presentation include:

♦ Military Reforms of Gaius Marius

♦ The Struggles between Marius and Sulla

♦ Spartacus and the Slave Rebellion

♦ First Triumvirate

♦ The Great Roman Civil War

♦ Assassination of Julius Caesar

♦ Second Triumvirate

♦ The Rise of Augustus Caesar

Lesson 4: The Roman Empire: Culture and Innovation during the Pax Romana

During the Pax Romana Rome was at the height of its power and influence. During this period the Romans developed technologies that would be the wonder of the world and, after the fall or Rome, would not be duplicated for centuries.

This epic PowerPoint showcases life at the height of the Roman Empire - the Pax Romana. Topics presented include:

♦ Trade,

♦ Roads

♦ Art and Architecture

♦ Bath-houses

♦ Life for a Roman family

♦ Entertainment such as chariot races and gladiator fights

♦ The legacy left by Rome for the modern world

Lesson 5: Birth and Spread of Christianity

The beginnings of Christianity began slowly but once it began rolling it spread quickly. Against the backdrop of the Roman Empire this new religion found converts and would ultimately change the very civilization that had sought to repress it.

This presentation examines the following topics:

♦ Religion in Rome pre-Christian

♦ Judaism and Rome in Judea

♦ Jesus Christ

♦ Paul the Apostle

♦ Spread of Christianity

♦ Women in Christianity

♦ Persecution and Nero

♦ Constantine the Great

♦ State Religion

Lesson 6: Hypatia of Alexandria: The End of the Classical World

Discover the life of this remarkable woman set against the backdrop of the declining Roman Empire and amongst self-serving, ambitious leaders using the fledgling religion of Christianity to create a power-base of fundamentalists. An important lesson for the modern world and critical to any Rome unit.

Topics covered in this presentation include:

♦ The City of Alexandria

♦ Famous Buildings of Alexandria: Lighthouse, Library, Temple

♦ Hypatia's Early Life

♦ Role of Women in Late Antiquity

♦ Christianity in the Early 5th Century

♦ Struggles Between Secular and Religious Leaders

♦ Death of Hypatia

♦ Religious Extremism taking over Alexandria

Lesson 7: Fall of the Roman Empire

The fall of the Roman Empire did not happen because of one reason. A number of factors contributed to the weakening of the state before if finally crumbled in the West in the late 5th century. It would continue in the East for many centuries though culturally it would evolve into something quite different than the Rome of Caesar.

Topics covered in this presentation include:

♦ Splitting of the Empire into East and West

♦ Government Corruption

♦ Economic Problems of Unemployment and Slavery

♦ Overexpansion

♦ Weakening of the Roman Army

♦ Christianity

♦ Barbarian Invasions

♦ Alaric

♦ Attila the Hun

♦ Odoacer

♦ A Brief Epilogue about the Byzantium Empire

Two versions of each lesson!

The first is a Presentation - PowerPoint/Google Slides - for those teachers who know the topic and want to guide their students through the material. There are links to Youtube and Vimeo in the presentations. Links are checked weekly and updated when necessary. There are handouts for note taking along with reflection questions included with this presentation.

The second version consists of the information and images on worksheets that the students can read through at their own pace. This is best done if laptops or tablets are available for the class or for online learning. This version comes with more indepth questions that the students can work through at their own pace.

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Total Pages
316 pages
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Teaching Duration
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