This lesson focuses on how the Roman Republic came to an end and the Roman Empire began. More specifically, it focuses on how Rome expanded through a series of conquests and became an empire.
It includes fill-in-the-blank notes (with an answer key provided) that students can complete on their own by referencing the word bank provided and their textbook as a secondary resource to help them. At the end, the teacher can review the 17 correct answers. Also, it includes discussion questions for students to answer and share (with an answer key provided). For example: what are the causes and effects of the Punic Wars?
Additionally, an extension activity is included that asks students to read a passage on the influences of both Julius Caesar and Augustus on Rome's transition from republic to empire. Students are then required to answer critical thinking questions based on the information in order to further their understanding of the two rulers.