This dynamic presentation on the Fall of the Roman Empire provides visuals, video links, guided notes, and reflection questions to keep your students engaged for the entire lesson. Discover the truth behind the destruction of one of the greatest empires in history!
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
♦ Weakening of the Roman Army
♦ Barbarian Invasions
♦ Attila the Hun
♦ A Brief Epilogue about the Byzantium Empire
There are seven links to Youtube in the presentation. The videos total ~ 43 minutes. Youtube links are checked weekly and updated when necessary.
This class takes approximately 2 hours to complete.
There are handouts for note taking along with reflection questions included with this presentation.
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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