No Roman unit is complete without this extraordinary woman. This dynamic presentation provides visuals, video links, guided notes, and reflection questions to keep your students engaged for the entire lesson.
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
There are four links to Youtube in the presentation. The videos total ~ 29 minutes. Youtube links are checked weekly and updated when necessary.
This class takes approximately 90-minutes.
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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