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Week 9/ October 2 to October 6

October 2 2017

Essential Question:

How did religion influence Greece and Rome?

Standard:

d. Describe polytheism in the Greek and Roman world.

e. Explain the origins and diffusion of Christianity in the Roman world.

 

Activator:

Students will do a 3,2,1 on Greek and Roman religions.  3 things you know, 2 things you want to know, and 1 question you have.

Teaching Strategies:

Classnotes-

Greeks and Romans were polytheistic.  Greek religion did not emphasize personal morality.  They were not concerned with life after death.  They used myths and stories about gods and goddesses.  Pleasing these gods and goddesses was important.  Roman Polytheism derived from Greek Polytheism.  Large structures were built to appease or provide places to worship a particular god.  Worship of the emperor becomes part of the official religion of Rome.  Christianity spread because it offered hope to those who were suffering.  Christianity developed in Jewish communities in the Roman controlled province of Palestine.  Jesus of Nazareth preached a message of reform and charity, and over time it was believed he was a Messiah, as foretold in Hebrew prophecy.  This belief that he was the Son of God challenged the local Jewish elite and Roman leaders.  Jesus was eventually arrested and killed.  Followers of Jesus carried his message first to local Jews and eventually to non-Jewish population in Roman territory, where his teachings found a willing and accepting audience.  At first Christians were persecuted in the Roman Empire.  Constantine (a Roman emperor) accepted Christianity, and Christianity was then accepted in Rome when he issued the Edict of Milan.  Christianity eventually spread throughout the Roman Empire….mainly through TRADE ROUTES.

Students will be provided with a list of Greek and Roman Gods.  Students will be told to choose 4 gods.  They must then create a conversation between the 4 gods that the reader would be able to determine what each god stood for or represents.  At least one of the gods they choose they must have the Greek and Roman version of that god talk or argue with one another.

Greek and Roman Gods Activity CLICK HERE

Greek and Roman Gods List CLICK HERE

OR...

Students will work on their Study Guide

Summarizer:

Students will share their creations.

Differentiation:

Student creation

 

October 3 2017

Essential Question:

What caused the fall of the Roman Empire?

Standard:

f. Analyze the factors that led to the collapse of the Western Roman Empire.

 

Activator:

Students will answer the following question:

How might America "fall"?

Teaching Strategies:

Classnotes-

In the third century the Roman Empire faces military anarchy, invasions, civil wars, and plague.  Roman agriculture became less productive, and less land was available to be given to soldiers who fought for Rome.  Rome had to rely more on foreign troops, whose allegiance was not to Rome, but to their own commanders.  The Roman Empire is saved first by Diocletian who split the Empire into East and West to make it easier to administer and then Constantine who strengthened administrative bureaucracies in addition to building a new capital in the East called Constantinople.  These were only temporary successes as the Roman Empire face constant internal problems and outside threats like  the Huns and Germans.  The end of the Western Roman Empire is often dated to 476 CE, when the sitting Roman emperor was deposed.  

 

Students will write a one page Eulogy for the Roman Empire.  Directions below.

Imagine you are a scholar from a local university, and you must write a eulogy for the Roman Empire.  A eulogy is a speech or piece for writing that praises someone or something.  Often the word eulogy refers to the praise given the character and services of the deceased person.  

 

Use your notes from the  Empire to compose your eulogy for Rome.  Your eulogy must have the following elements:

 

  1. A title. Ex. “The Glory of Rome is Gone but not Forgotten”
  2. It must be written for an audience that knows the Roman Empire fell, but knows little about its accomplishments and lasting contributions to the world.                                                        
  3. The body of your eulogy must address these topics:
    1. Section I:  the first part should briefly summarize the fall of the Roman Empire.  You should identify and explain three reasons it fell.  You might begin with “The Roman Empire suffered many problems in its final years.” (use political cartoon notes and ch 15 sect 4)
    2. Section II: the second part should highlight the achievements of the Roman Empire.  You should discuss three important accomplishments of the Empire.  You might begin with “The Roman Empire has many lasting achievements.” (use notes from ch 15 – law, architecture, government, trade, etc)
    3. Section III: the final part should discuss the legacies of the Empire and where they are seen today.  You should identify at least 3 examples of Roman legacies.  You might begin with “Today, the Roman Empire influences our world in these ways.” (use notes from legacy activity in class-Latin, law, etc)

Or....

Students will work on their study guide for the test on the next day.

Standard 3 and 4 Test 1 Study Guide CLICK HERE

Summarizer:

Students will finish Eulogy

Differentiation:

Creative writing

 

October 4 2017

Essential Question:

All apply test day

Standard:

All apply test day

Activator:

Questions?

Teaching Strategies:

Test

Summarizer:

None, test day

Differentiation:

None test day

 

October 5 2017

Essential Question:

All apply retest review day

Standard:

All apply retest review day

Activator:

Questions?

Teaching Strategies:

Geography Map CLICK HERE

Geography Terms CLICK HERE

Standard 1 and 2 Study Guide CLICK HERE

Standard 3 and 4 Test 1 Study Guide CLICK HERE

Students will be allowed to make up one daily grade.  Projects or tests may not be made up.  Students will be told to look at powerschool.  They will then be assigned the corresponding standard.  They will have to write a full page explaining the history and expanding on the details of the standards.

Georgia Standards of Excellence CLICK HERE

Summarizer:

None, retest review day

Differentiation:

None retest review day

 

October 6 2017

Essential Question:

All from year apply retest day

Activator:

Questions

Teaching Strategies: 

Students will take the Unit 1 or Unit 2 retest if necessary.

Students will complete the makeup assignment.

Summarizer:

None retest day.

 

October 9 2017

Essential Question:

What impact did the Byzantine’s have on the Ancient world?

Standard:

SSWH4 Analyze impact of the Byzantine and Mongol empires.

a. Describe the relationship between the Roman and Byzantine Empires, include: the

importance of Justinian and Empress Theodora.

 

Activator:

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Teaching Strategies:

Classnotes-

The Eastern Roman Empire, which was Greek speaking, became known as the Byzantine Empire.  The Byzantine Empire went through many periods of expansion and decline.   Emperor Constantine, who reunified the Roman Empire for a time, moved the capital from Rome to the city of Byzantium in the East, that he renamed Constantinople.  The Byzantine Empire was distinct from the Roman Empire in many ways, but most importantly it was a Christian state from the beginning.  Emperor Justinian was the most important ruler and was determined to reestablish the Roman Empire.  For a short time he restored the imperial Mediterranean world.  Justinian helps codify old Roman law (Justinian’s Code) and underwent massive rebuilding programs (Hagia Sophia and Hippodrome).  Justinian’s wife Theodora was a major influence on him, and at one point told him not to leave the city during a revolt, known as the Nika revolt.  Roman Law had to be changed to allow Justinian to marry Theodora because of Theodora’s low birth.  This revival is short-lived under Justinian.  The Byzantine Empire  was under constant external threat.  Eventually Islamic Empires become the greatest threat to the Byzantines.

-Assignment

Summarizer:

Differentiation:

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