Ancient Rome: Can You Stop the Fall of Rome?

Ancient Rome: Can You Stop the Fall of Rome?
Ancient Rome: Can You Stop the Fall of Rome?
Ancient Rome: Can You Stop the Fall of Rome?
Ancient Rome: Can You Stop the Fall of Rome?
Ancient Rome: Can You Stop the Fall of Rome?
Ancient Rome: Can You Stop the Fall of Rome?
Ancient Rome: Can You Stop the Fall of Rome?
Ancient Rome: Can You Stop the Fall of Rome?
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This product consists of 3 activities to go along with your lesson on the Fall of Rome.

1. Can You Stop the Fall of Rome Simulation
A PowerPoint takes students through a simulation where they get to be the emperor of Rome. Will they make wise decisions to prevent the collapse of the empire or will their decisions quicken its demise? Students face 16 scenarios where they choose from several options. If they choose wisely, they gain coins for their treasury and if they choose poorly, they lose coins. While the simulation takes some liberties, students will learn that the issues that led to the Fall of Rome were quite complex and it's not easy ruling Rome!
(54 slide PowerPoint, 3 pages - emperor profiles, 3 pages - treasury cards, 4 pages - student handouts)

2. Critical Thinking Activity
In this activity, the class is divided into six groups (military, unemployed people living in the city of Rome, wealthy landowners, poor farmers living in Gaul, Christians, Visigoths) and attempt to solve the problems plaguing Rome in the 300s-400s AD.
(1 page student handout, 2 pages follow-up questions, 2 pages answer key for follow-up questions)

3. Students create a social media or HistoryBook account for Commodus, Diocletian, Constantine, or Theodosius
(1 page student handout, 4 pages of HistoryBook versions)

Also includes thorough teacher instructions for each activity.

Zip file includes: 1997-2003 PowerPoint Show, 2010 PowerPoint Show (these may not be edited), PDFs

This activity is included in the following larger bundles:
Ancient Rome Activity Bundle
Ancient World History Bundle Set #2 Ancient Greece through Middle Ages
World History Mega Bundle

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