This lesson focuses on what early Roman government looked like while it was a republic, which lasted for 500 years.
It includes review notes on: how the Romans established a republic, the structure of the republic itself (ex. highest officials, governing bodies, etc.), and the later reforms made by the plebeians (common people) that led to big changes in the government. Throughout all of this, Roman social classes are addressed (ex. what positions and rights they had or didn't have in the government). It also includes discussion questions for students to answer and share (with an answer key provided), which the teacher can use to check for understanding.