Grade 8 – Decline and Fall of Rome

The objective this week is to understand and articulate the reasons for the decline and fall of Rome.

To check you knowledge we have a section assessment due on Thursday and a comprehensive Roman test on Friday.

Finish reading chapter 5 in Human Legacy by Friday.

We will use the text, videos, discussions, maps, homework and quizlet.

Homework Section 5 Assessment, page 178, 1 to 9, DUE THURSDAY

Monday – Wrap up Roman Religion,  page 172.The Decline, pages 175 to 177

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Tuesday – The Fall, pages 177 to 178

Wednesday – PM Schedule.

Section 5 Assessment, page 178, 1 to 9, DUE

Thursday – Review. Chapter 5 Activities pages 180 to 183

Friday – TEST

Some things to study for the test: Greek/Roman Gods, Quizlet, worksheets, quizzes/tests, vocabulary, the textbook, your notes, web links.

Learn the word that each of these describes:

the city where the Roman lived; locate on the western coast of Italy


the country where Rome was; shaped like a boot!


river that flowed through Rome


the sea around which the Roman Empire flourished; the Roman called it Mare Nostrom- “our sea”


a large island at the southern tip of Italy; looks like the “football” that the “boot” of Italy is kicking


a country just to the east of Italy; Roman culture was influenced in many ways by Greek


one of the seven hills of Rome; where Romulus began Rome; later on, emperors built their large royal homes palaces on this hill


the tallest (but smallest in area) of the seven hills; overlooks the Forum; three major temples were on top; Jupiter’s, Juno’s, and Minerva’s.


a large rectangular area at the base of the Capitoline and Palatine hills which served as the business and political center of Rome.


the founder and first king of Rome


legendary date of the founding of Rome


powerful Roman general and political; later becalm dictator; NOT AN EMPEROR


date of Julius Caesar’s assassination by a group of senators who feared that he would become a tyrant


original name was Octavian; Julius Caesar’s grandnephew and heir; became the first emperor of Rome


a volcano in southern Italy that erupted in A.D. 79, burying the cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae, among other in a flow of volcanic ash, mud, and lava


Know the Roman Gods, write their Roman name, Greek name and areas of influence.

March 3 to 7, 2014

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