This lesson covers Roman history from c.500 BCE, when it was still a small city-state struggling to maintain its independence from the Etruscans to the eve of the Punic Wars when it had conquered all of Italy south of the Rubicon River. The Powerpoint contains pictures and maps illustrating Rome's first encounter with the Celtic Gauls, the development of the Roman military system, and the war against Pyrrhus of Epirus. It also has my own quasi-animated map showing the process of Roman expansion by means of its colonies.
This is a self-contained PowerPoint that develops slide by slide while other notes for the students scroll down the side. It can be run as a timed presentation on its own, presented slide by slide for discussion, or integrated into your other lectures. There are also extensive pictures with captions mixed in to illustrate the lesson and capture students’ interest. This packet also contains a student reading, flowchart, and the author’s own research notes which contain lots of details and interesting trivia to spice up your class.
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