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ROME: From Republic to Empire

A WebQuest for 7th Grade Ancient World History
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Erica Lilly

on 30 March 2017

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Transcript of ROME: From Republic to Empire

ROME:
SALVETE ALUMNI!
Roma recipit vestrī!

(Hello, students! Rome welcomes you!)
INTRODUCTION:
Beginning Your Journey

DAY ONE:
The Crises of the Late Republic

Today, you will examine each of the three crises that impacted the late Roman Republic -
Growth of Territory
,
The Punic Wars
, and
Class Disparity & Revolt
!

Be sure to
follow instructions carefully
and
complete all worksheets/activities before moving on to the next slide
!
DAY TWO:
Disorder in Rome & Julius Caesar

Today, you will examine how
disorder
in Rome and the rise & fall of
Julius Caesar
led to the end of the Roman Republic!

Be sure to
follow instructions carefully
and
complete all worksheets/activities BEFORE moving on to the next slide
!
Image by goodtextures: http://fav.me/d2he3r8
Journey From Republic to Empire
DAY THREE:
From Republic to Empire

Today, you will examine the
end of the Roman Republic
and the
rise of the Roman Empire
!

Be sure to
follow instructions carefully
and
complete all worksheets/activities BEFORE moving on to the next slide
!
DAY FOUR:
Roman Achievements

THE FINAL STEP:
Completing Your Journey

GROWTH OF TERRITORY
Begin by reading pages 308-309 of your online textbook (the sections titled "
Growth of Territory
" and "
Trade & Farming
").
GROWTH OF
TERRITORY
Examine the two images below:
GROWTH OF
TERRITORY
Now complete the
Growth of Territory

section of your
"Crises of the Late Republic Worksheet
"
found in your
Day One Google Drive Folder
!
THE PUNIC WARS
THE PUNIC WARS
THE PUNIC WARS
Now complete the
Punic Wars
section of your

"Crises of the Late Republic Worksheet"

found in your
Day One Google Drive Folder
!
Begin by clicking on the link below and reading about
The Punic Wars & Hannibal
...
http://rome.mrdonn.org/hannibal.html
Next, follow the link below and watch the video titled
"Punic Wars in 3 Minutes"
...
CLASS DISPARITY & REVOLT
CLASS DISPARITY & REVOLT
CLASS DISPARITY & REVOLT
Begin by clicking on each of the
TWO
links below and reading about
Spartacus
...
http://rome.mrdonn.org/spartacus.html
http://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_rome/spartacus.php
Now, follow the the links below and watch the TWO short videos about
The Brothers Gracchi - Tiberius and Gaius
...
https://gtm-media-3.discoveryeducation.com//v3.4/JTH_Rome_City_exp/JTH_Rome_City_exp_J_300k.mp4

https://rumble.com/v31g63-the-brothers-gracchi-i-how-republics-fall-extra-history.html
Now complete the
Class Disparity & Revolt
section of your

"Crises of the Late Republic Worksheet"

found in your
Day One Google Docs Folder
!
DAY ONE FINAL TASK:
Crises of the Late Republic

Your final task for today is to complete the
"Crises of the Late Republic: Graphic Organizer"

found in your
Day One Google Docs
Folder
!
CAESAR'S RISE TO POWER
THE ASSASSINATION OF JULIUS CAESAR
Out of the chaos of Rome emerged a great leader!

Follow the links on the next three slides to examine how
disorder in Rome
led to
Julius Caesar's rise to power
!

DAY TWO FINAL TASK:
Disorder in Rome & Julius Caesar
Your final task for today is to complete the activity titled
"Disorder in Rome & Julius Caesar:
Was Killing Caesar Necessary?"

found in your
Day Two Google Drive Folder
!
CAESAR'S RISE
TO POWER
CAESAR'S RISE
TO POWER
Follow the links below and watch the THREE short videos on
the beginnings of the Roman Empire
and
Caesar's rise to power
...
https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/ancientcultures/riseoftheromanempire/

https://gtm-media-3.discoveryeducation.com//v3.4/JTH_Rome_City_exp/JTH_Rome_City_exp_K_300k.mp4

https://gtm-media-3.discoveryeducation.com//v3.2/25237/25237_T_300k.mp4

Next, open the
Ancient Rome iTunes Close Read
found on your classroom
Engrade calendar

and read the section titled
"
A Move Towards Dictatorship
"...
Though he was beloved by some, not everyone in Rome held Julius Caesar in high regard...

Follow the links on the next two slides to examine the events and circumstances that led to the
assassination of Julius Caesar
!
THE ASSASSINATION
OF JULIUS CAESAR
THE ASSASSINATION
OF JULIUS CAESAR
Click on the link below and watch the short video titled "
The Great Conspiracy Against Julius Caesar
"...
http://ed.ted.com/on/CYe8f2DX
Next, follow the link below and read the news article titled "
Caesar Assassinated!
"
http://www.dl.ket.org/sampler/latinpg/
Today, you will examine the various achievements of the Romans in the areas of
science
,
engineering
,
art
,
architecture
,
law
, and
government
!

To begin, read the section titled
"
Rome's Accomplishments
"
on pages 326-328 of your online textbook!
ROMAN ROADS &
AQUEDUCTS
ROMAN ART & ARCHITECTURE
ROMAN LAWS &
CIVIC LIFE
MARC ANTONY &
OCTAVIAN
The Romans made great contributions to the worlds of
art & architecture
, drawing inspiration from their Greek neighbors to the East.

Follow the links on the next two slides to learn more!
DAY THREE FINAL TASK:
From Republic to Empire
DAY FOUR
FINAL TASK:
Roman Achievements
EMPEROR AUGUSTUS
Over the course of the next week, you will journey through Rome as it transitions from a republic to an empire!
BEFORE YOU BEGIN:
What You Will Need
Chromebook
Google Drive
Online Textbook
Engrade Calendar
You may also wish to keep a pencil & a piece of scrap paper nearby to take notes!
BEFORE YOU BEGIN:
Where Can I Find...?
Below is a explanation of where you can find the resources & materials referenced throughout your journey!
WebQuest Workbook Worksheets
Online Textbook Readings
iTunes Readings
Addition Copies of Worksheets
You will complete your journey using your
Chromebook
, so make sure you
charge it each night

and

bring it with you to class each day
!
But before you embark on this journey, there are a few things you will need to have ready...
ROMAN ROADS & AQUEDUCTS
ROMAN ROADS
& AQUEDUCTS
ROMAN ART &
ARCHITECTURE
ROMAN ART &
ARCHITECTURE
The Romans built a sophisticated system of
roads and aqueducts
to support their expanding empire - many of which still stand today!

Use the links on the next two slides to examine these great
Roman achievements

in science and engineering!
MACTE!
(Success!)
Next, follow the links below and watch the TWO short video clips about
Roman aqueducts
!
Follow the links below and watch the TWO short video clips about the
Roman roads
!
https://gtm-media-3.discoveryeducation.com//v3.4/JTH_Rome_Empire_exp/JTH_Rome_Empire_exp_F_300k.mp4


http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/ancient-rome/videos/ancient-roman-super-highway
https://gtm-media-3.discoveryeducation.com//v3.4/JTH_Rome_Empire_exp/JTH_Rome_Empire_exp_H_300k.mp4

http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/what-the-ancients-knew/videos/what-the-ancients-knew-i-roman-aqueducts/
Now, take a few minutes to fill out the
Caesar's Rise to Power
section of your
"
Disorder in Rome & Julius Caesar Worksheet
"
found in your
Day Two Google Drive Folder
!
CAESAR'S RISE
TO POWER

Next, complete
The Assassination of Julius Caesar
section of your
"
Disorder in Rome & Julius Caesar Worksheet
"
found in your
Day Two Google Drive Folder
!
THE ASSASSINATION
OF JULIUS CAESAR
Now complete the
Roman Roads & Aqueducts

section of the
"
Roman Achievements Worksheet
"
found in your
Day Four Google Drive Folder!
ROMAN ROADS
& AQUEDUCTS
Now, take a few minutes to complete the
Roman Art & Architecture

section of the
"
Roman Achievements Worksheet
"
found in your
Day Four Google Drive Folder
!

ROMAN ART &
ARCHITECTURE
BEFORE YOU BEGIN:
Submitting Your Work
This journey through Rome is a
digital

journey
!

However, you will be provided with a paper copy of the
"
Rome - Journey From Republic to Empire: Assignment Checklist
" to use as a guide along the way!

Not only will all the materials you need be provided digitally, but you will also
submit all completed worksheets & assignments digitally via Engrade
!
BEFORE YOU BEGIN:
One Last Thing...
You will notice that the lessons you will complete throughout your journey are separated into
FOUR days
- each of which is
color-coded
!

You
MUST
complete all the lessons
IN THE

ORDER THEY ARE GIVEN
!

However, if you finish a lesson early, you may work ahead on the next day's lesson!
SISTE!
Have you viewed all the materials and completed
BOTH
worksheets for Day One?
Have you submitted
BOTH
worksheets via
Engrade
?
SISTE!
Have you viewed all the materials and completed
BOTH
worksheets for Day One?
Have you submitted
BOTH
worksheets via
Engrade
?

SISTE!
Have you viewed all the materials and completed
BOTH
worksheets for Day One?
Have you submitted
BOTH
worksheets via
Engrade
?

SISTE!
Have you viewed all the materials and completed
BOTH
worksheets for Day One?
Have you submitted
BOTH
worksheets via
Engrade
?

SISTE!
Have you completed all criteria for your
final task
?
Have you submitted your final task via
Engrade
?

One of the Romans' greatest influences was in the fields of
law & civic life!

Follow the links on the next two slides to learn more!
ROMAN LAWS & CIVIC LIFE
ROMAN LAWS & CIVIC LIFE
ROMAN LAWS & CIVIC LIFE
THE FINAL STEP:
Completing Your Journey

http://www.ducksters.com/history/art/ancient_roman_art.php
You have arrived in Rome at a very interesting time -
a time of great change
!

Rome has
expanded
- and continues to grow! And the Roman people are
advancing the fields of art, architecture, engineering, and law
further than ever!

At the same time, the Roman Republic finds itself in the midst of
crises
! And
new leaders
are beginning to emerge!

Rome is becoming an empire
!
YOUR TASK:
A Journey Through Rome as It Transitions from a Republic to an Empire!
PAX ROMANA
http://rome.mrdonn.org/paxromana.html
https://gtm-media-2.discoveryeducation.com//v2.2/25247/sec15952_300k.mp4
PAX ROMANA
PAX ROMANA
With the
Republic gone
and the
Empire established
, Rome experienced a period of
growth
and
prosperity
- one that began with Emperor Augustus and lasted around 200 years!

It was a
peaceful time
- for the Romans, at least...


(Roman Peace)
Begin by following the link below and reading the short passage about the period in Rome known as the
Pax Romana
.
MARC ANTONY &
OCTAVIAN
https://gtm-media-3.discoveryeducation.com//v3.4/JTH_Rome_Empire_exp/JTH_Rome_Empire_exp_B_300k.mp4
MARC ANTONY &
OCTAVIAN
http://www.pbs.org/empires/romans/empire/augustus.html
EMPEROR
AUGUSTUS
Begin by following the link below and reading about the life of the
first Emperor of Rome
-
Augustus
.
With Caesar's assassins and Marc Antony out of the way,
Octavian
would assume not only a
new position
in the Roman world but also a
new name
...

The Republic is dead.
And an empire stands in its place.
Next, follow the links below and watch the TWO short video clips to examine the
Pax Romana
a bit further...
https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/ancientcultures/paxromana/
PAX ROMANA
Now complete the
Pax Romana
section of your
"
From Republic to Empire Worksheet
"
found in your
Day Three Google Drive Folder
!
Now complete the
Emperor Augustus
section of your
"
From Republic to Empire Worksheet
"
found in your
Day Three Google Drive Folder
!
EMPEROR
AUGUSTUS
EMPEROR
AUGUSTUS
Now complete the
Marc Antony & Octavian
section of your
"
From Republic to Empire Worksheet
"
found in your
Day Three Google Drive Folder
!
MARC ANTONY &
OCTAVIAN
Following the assassination of Julius Caesar,
two key figures
would emerge -
Marc Antony
and
Octavian
.

Follow the links on the next few slides to examine the
complicated relationship
between these two men and how it
changed Rome
.
https://www.zed.fr/en/tv/distribution/catalogue/programme/the-destiny-of-rome?media=977
Next, follow the links below and watch the TWO short video clips about
Marc Antony
&
Octavian
- including their final confrontation at the
Battle of Actium
...
Begin by following the link below and reading about
the life and times of
Marc Antony
, including his relationship with
Octavian
.
http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/mark-antony
https://gtm-media-2.discoveryeducation.com//v2.2/PMP/CL949-3CV/CL949-3CVI_300k.mp4
Next, follow the links below and watch the TWO video clips to examine
Augustus' reign
a bit further...
Your final task for today is to complete the activity titled
"From Republic to Empire:
Interview with a Roman"

found in your
Day Three Google Drive
Folder
!
Begin by following the link below and reading about
Roman

art
- including
sculpture
,
mosaic
and
painting
!

https://gtm-media-3.discoveryeducation.com//v3.4/JTH_Rome_Empire_exp/JTH_Rome_Empire_exp_C_300k.mp4

http://www.teachertube.com/video/gladiator-commodus-enters-rome-447949
Next, follow the links below and watch the THREE short video clips about the great feats of
Roman architecture
...
https://gtm-media-2.discoveryeducation.com//v2.3/EngineerRome/EngineerRome_A_300k.mp4
http://rome.mrdonn.org/government.html
Begin by following the link below and reading about

how the government of Rome changed over time
...
http://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_rome/legacy_of_rome.php

https://gtm-media-3.discoveryeducation.com//v3.4/HiddenRoman/HiddenRoman_C2_300k.mp4
Next follow the links below and read/watch the short video clip to examine what laws and civic life looked like - for men
and
women - in the Roman Empire...
Now, take a few minutes to complete the
Roman Laws & Civic Life

section of the
"
Roman Achievements Worksheet
"
found in your
Day Four Google Drive Folder
!
Your final task for today is to complete the activity titled
"Roman Achievements:
Appreciating Rome Today"

found in your
Day Four Google Drive
Folder
!
To complete your journey, open the activity titled
"
Rome - Journey From Transition to Empire:

Final Task"
in your
Day Five & Beyond Google Drive Folder.
You will notice that you have a
choice of assignment
for this final step.

Be sure to let your
magistras
(
teachers
) know which assignment you've chosen through an
Engrade

message
.
Congratulations!
You're completed your journey through Rome!
ONE LAST THING:
Checking Your Work
Double-check your
"
Rome - Journey From Republic to Empire: Assignment Checklist
"
before ending your journey.

A copy of this can be
found in your
Day Five & Beyond Google Drive Folder
and on your
Engrade Calendar!
(If you'd like to
learn

more
about Rome -
and even earn some
extra

points -
check out the next few slides!)
ROMAN GLADIATORS
DAILY LIFE FOR ROMAN BOYS & GIRLS
THE CIRCUS MAXIMUS
THE ROMAN CALENDAR
ROMAN BATHS & TOILETS

But

don't worry
!

Your classroom
magistras

(teachers)

will be with you on your journey to answer any questions and help out along the way!
If not:

Go back and finish them BEFORE moving on!
If so:

You may continue on to
Day Two!
If not:

Go back and finish them BEFORE moving on!

If so:

You may continue on to
Day Three!
If not:

Go back and finish them BEFORE moving on!

If so:

You may continue on to
Day Four!
If not:

Go back and finish them BEFORE moving on!

If so:

You may continue on to your
Final Task!
And remember, your assignment must be able to be submitted
digitally
!
If not
:
Go back and finish them BEFORE moving on!

If so
:
You may continue on!
If you complete your checklist and find that you are missing an assignment -
you can access all assignments through your
Google Drive
or download copies from your
Engrade calendar
!
AND DON'T FORGET!
Battle at Zama with war elefants

(2nd Punic War)
by H.P. Motte, 1890
Sculpture of Julius Caesar
Roman Wall Painting - Pompeii, Italy
(70-79 AD)
Mosaic with Xenia, 4th Century A.D
(Pius Clementine Museum, Vatican Museum
s)
Historia magistra vitae est!
(History is the teacher of life!)
how the Romans did it!
Pont Du Gard, Roman Aqueduct, France
"All roads lead to Rome!?"
(Sourced from http://rome.mrdonn.org/romanroads.html)
(Sourced from https://sites.google.com/a/greececsd.org/romehyde/via-appia-and-roman-roads)
and how we do it today!
Transporting water...
(Sourced from http://www.crystalinks.com/romeaqueducts.html)
(Sourced from http://www.travellingbackflip.com/typo3temp/pics/4cd19a703e.jpg)
http://www.ubooks.pub/Books/ON/B0/E897R0931/12MB897.html
(Sourced from http://slideplayer.com/slide/8049977/)
Sourced from: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Mark-Antony-Roman-triumvir
Sourced from http://mideasti.blogspot.com/2013/08/what-did-cleopatra-really-look-like-her.html
The Death of Julius Caesar by Vincenzo Camuccini c. 1800
Source from http://www.teeuwisse.de/catalogues/selected-drawings-ii/the-assassination-of-julius-caesar.html
Marc Antony
Cleopatra
http://www.teachertube.com/video/punic-wars-in-three-minutes-448074
http://gtm-media-2.discoveryeducation.com//v2.4/25299/sec16431_300k.mp4
http://www.pbs.org/video/2365538326/
http://rome.mrdonn.org/circus.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/romans/gladiators_01.shtml
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/games/gladiator/index_embed.shtml
http://www.aviewoncities.com/rome/circusmaximus.htm
https://gtm-media-3.discoveryeducation.com//v3.3/All3_Streetlife/All3_Streetlife_F_300k.mp4
https://gtm-media-2.discoveryeducation.com//v2.3/EngineerRome/EngineerRome_H_300k.mp4
http://rome.mrdonn.org/calendar.html
Begin by following the link below and reading about Roman Gladiators...
Then, play a few rounds of the game "Dressed to Kill" - and be sure to click on the "Learn More About Gladiators" link at the end of the game!
To earn extra credit, draw one of the types gladiators (using what you learned from the reading and game) and write a 5-7 sentence "story" about your gladiator (where he/she is from, their fighting experience, their death, etc.)
http://www.teachertube.com/video/a-glimpse-at-the-life-of-a-teenager-in-ancient-rome-448515

http://www.teachertube.com/video/four-sisters-in-ancient-rome-448510
Begin by watching the two video clips about the life of Roman boys & girls...
To earn extra credit, compare and contrast your own life with the lives of Roman boys and girls - how are they the same? How are they different? Must be 8-10 sentences!
Begin by reading about the Roman calendar below:
Then watch the following video clip about why February only has 28 days...
To earn extra credit, summarize what you've learned about the Roman calendar - how it came to be, how it is different from previous calendars, how it influences us today - in 8-10 sentences.
Begin by watching the three video clips below...
To earn extra credit, write a summary of what you learned about Roman baths & toilets - what they looked like and how they worked.
Then explain how these achievement helped the Romans and impact us today! Must by 8-10 sentences.
To begin, follow the links below and read about the Circus Maximus...
To earn extra credit, draw a picture of a charioteer!
Then write a brief summary of the Circus Maximus - what it was, what is was used for, and why it was popular among Romans - in 5-7 sentences!
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