Ancient Rome: Fall of the Roman Empire

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All the foundational information your students need to build their knowledge, interest, and skills upon. Concise information in point form with stunning images and thought-provoking questions. **

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 this lesson!

The first is a PowerPoint for those teachers who know the material and want to guide their students through the material. This class takes approximately 2 hours to complete. There are five links to Youtube in the presentation. The videos total ~ 39 minutes. Youtube 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.

Check out the entire Rome series:

Lesson 1: Birth of the Roman Republic

Lesson 2: The Punic Wars

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

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

Lesson 5: Birth and Spread of Christianity

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

Lesson 7: Fall of the Roman Empire

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Teaching Duration
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Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including analyzing how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social studies.

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