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Tell me some things you know about the Roman Empire. 8/22/16 BELL RINGER

OBJECTIVE & STANDARD7.1 Analyze the legacy of the Roman Empire. I can analyze the importance of the Roman Empire.

Geography & the Rise of Rome

1. What sea is northeast of Italy?

2. What is Italy shaped like?

3. What is the elevation like in Italy?

4. Where is Rome located in Italy?(Northern, central, or Southern)

Source: Houghton Mifflin History Social Science Lesson Review


Based on the map of the Roman Empire above, and the map of Roman roads to the left, what predictions can you make about the Romans?

Topics to think about: government, trade, religion, language, & culture


The ancient Romans said "All roads lead to Rome." In ancient Rome, that was true. Rome was considered the center of the empire and every city and province had to be connected to the center. There was even a mile marker in the center of Rome that you were supposed to use to measure distance. Every time a new area was conquered or a new province was created, roads were built to connect that province to Rome.

Roads were built in as straight a line as possible with stone bridges and tunnels if necessary. Along the side of road, the Romans placed signs called milestones. Milestones told how far it was back to Rome, and sometimes how far to the nearest town and even who was emperor when the road was built. The Romans built thousands of miles of roads and yes, all roads did eventually lead to Rome.

Roman Roads for Kids by Mr. Donns Social Studies Website

Have you ever seen a sign like this? What do you think it means??

BC and AD- are the dividing point in World History.

BC (Before Christ)**Now known by BCE(Before Common Era)

AD (Anno- Domini) - is Latin for year of our Lord or The Lord**Now known by CE (Common Era)What Time is it?!

ROMAN EMPIRE TIMELINERemembera timeline works like a number line! We count backwards until year 1, and then we count forwards.

ARCHAIC (old) ROMERomulus & Remus founded Rome in 753 BCRome was led by kings during this time7 legendary kings are said to have ruled Rome until the last (Lucius Tarquinius Superbus Tarquin the Proud) was overthrownIt was during this time that the Roman alphabet, numbering system, and sewer system were established


Rhea was a princess and a mortal woman who was married to Mars, the Roman god of war. Rhea and Mars had twin sons and named them Romulus and Remus. Some of the other gods were jealous of Mars and Rhea, and plotted to kill Romulus and Remus. Rhea heard about the plot. Since Mars was away she needed to protect the boys. She put them in a basket and set it floating down the river hoping that they would be found. They were found by a female wolf who decided to raise them as her own cubs. After the boys had grown the wolf knew she couldn't keep them so she put them where a shepherd would find them. The shepherd and his wife continued to raise Romulus and Remus.

As the boys grew into manhood, they decided to build a city and rule it as its king. They had a contest to see who would be the top king. When it appeared that Remus was going to win the contest, Romulus got so angry that he killed Remus with a rock and became the first king of Rome. This is an important story for Romans since their city was started by the son of a god it had to be more powerful than any other city. Now look at the names Romulus and Rome. This is supposedly how Rome was named.

Lets take an overview of Romes history!

Human Time line You and your partner will receive a specific date during Romes history:

Your task: Research the event in the book and discuss itWrite the date large on the poster paper (add a picture if time)We will create a human time line! Once you put yourself in order, I will call your date. When I call your date you will present the event that took place!

Dates: 753 BC- pg. 296800 BC- PG 296509 BC pg 297458 BC- pg 298494 BC-pg 29820 BC- PG 298400 BC- PG 302450 BC-PG 305218 pg 310120s pg. 31158-50 BC pg 322100 ADs pg: 325

180 AD pg 326 late 400s- pg 343


EXIT TICKET On a clean sheet of paper, write the title Romulus & Remus at the top2. Write a 1 paragraph summary of the Romulus and Remus story. POWTIDE!!!

T- Topic Sentence/Intro One of Romes greatest myths is that of Romulus and Remus.I- Independent Detail 1Romulus and Remus were twin brothers who were sent away by their mother. D- Independent Detail 2 Independent Detail 3E - ConclusionThe story of Romulus and Remus remains one of the most legendary myths of Rome.

Stop & ReviewTrue of False? Rome is located on a peninsula.Explain how the geography of Italy led to a successful empire.Who were Romulus and Remus?According to legend, who started the city of Rome?Why do people say that all roads lead to Rome?What does archaic mean?Describe life in Archaic Rome.

ROAD TIME WITH YARNWithout standing up, can you connect every desk together with yarn?