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(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.