Importance of studying Rome and Geography of Rome Worksheet Activity

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Lesson Overview:

(Part 1) Students will read a secondary source about why the study of the Roman Empire is important. They will answer comprehension questions based on the source. (Part 2) Students will read from a secondary source about some important locations in the Roman Empire and will identify these locations on a map provided.


1. Lesson plan complete with objectives, big ideas and essential questions as well as extension activities.

2. Student worksheet: Students will analyze a secondary source on why the Roman Empire is important. Students will answer five comprehension questions based on the reading.

3. Student worksheet #2: Secondary Source Reading on Roman Geography and Directions for the Map Activity.

4. Student worksheet #3: Blank Map of Europe for students to annotate and label.


Goal 1: This lesson is designed to have students think critically about secondary sources.

Goal 2: Students contextualize and situate the Roman Empire on a map.

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.
Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
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