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252 resources with the concept ancient rome

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My Shakespeare's Julius Caesar Curriculum Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
No one knows the whole story surrounding Julius Caesar's death, but William Shakespeare's version of the event is certainly entertaining. A curriculum guide designed to accompany Julius Caesar makes the text even more engaging by...
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Ancient Rome: The Fall of Rome - Part 4/6

For Teachers 9th - 12th
One hundred Roman soldiers live after fighting the Goths. Despite their victory, the Goths decide to enter Rome to see just how much Rome values its emperor. Part four of six.
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Ancient Rome: Constantine - Part 3/6

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Religious equality starts, or attempts to start, with the Roman Empire's division into two empires instead of four. With this new political agreement, Constantine fights for people to be able to believe in whatever higher power they...
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Ancient Rome: The Fall of Rome - Part 2/6

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The Goths attempt to set up life in the Roman Empire, but they are brutally slaughtered by the Roman army. At first they flee, but then they decide garnering land is necessary. How will Honorius, the young emperor, respond? Part two of six.
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Ancient Rome: Constantine - Part 1/6

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Part one of six, this video plays more like a movie. It is gripping, exciting, and captivates its audience. Learn about the battles between Constantine and Maxentius for control over the Roman Empire. Also learn about the rise and fall...
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Ancient Rome: The Fall of Rome - Part 3/6

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"The thicker the hay, the easier to cut." The Goths, or Barbarians, aren't afraid to fight the Roman army, despite its size. Tension arises between the two groups, and the emperor is unsure of what the appropriate action should be. Part...
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Ancient Rome: The Fall of Rome - Part 1/6

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The greatest city of the ancient world, Rome, fell unnecessarily. It all starts when the Goths are pushed out of their land and come into the Roman Empire for safety. But these people were considered barbarians, and their presence upsets...
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Ancient Rome: The Fall of Rome - Part 6/6

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Alaric grows tired of Atalus, and Honorius agrees to meet with him. On the road to Ravenna, Alaric and his small group of body guards is attacked. Will Alaric make it to Ravenna, or will Alaric head for Rome? What will happen to...
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Ancient Rome: Constantine - Part 5/6

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A holy war ensues after the senate attempts to murder Constantine. Then, after neither side secures victory, a seven year-long stretch of peace follows. Still furious and unwilling to accept this change in religious intent, Licentious...
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Ancient Rome: Constantine - Part 6/6

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Tired, and nearly broken, Licinius barely makes it home from the war. Although Constantine and his army succeed, Licinius is able to retire with his family to Greece, leaving Constantine as the sole emperor. Learn what happens to...
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Ancient Rome: Constantine - Part 4/6

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What drives Constantine towards Christianity? How does the Roman senate respond? How do the Roman people respond? Constantine chooses to take money allocated for pagan temples and use it for Christian temples. How does this affect Roman...
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Ancient Rome: The Fall of Rome - Part 5/6

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The senate turns against its own emperor and chooses Atalus as emperor, but Honorius knows exactly what to do. He cuts off Roman food supply, and unrest breaks out in the ancient city. Now that his plan is not working, Alaric has to find...
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Ancient Rome: Constantine - Part 2/6

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Choosing to go into battle with the Christian symbol painted on their shields is extremely surprising to Constantine's army. Does it help them conquer Mexentius and his army at the Tigris River? Does it change the viewpoint that so many...
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Ancient Roman Government: Whose Voice Counts?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The Roman Republic is the source of legends, but not everyone was entitled to the benefits of citizenship. Learners consider who counted in ancient Rome, and then apply that understanding to contemporary forms of government. Individuals...
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Pompeii: An Irresponsible Decision or Unexpected Disaster?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Living in dangerous places is nothing new. From Pompeii and its volcano to New Orleans and its vulnerability to hurricanes, humans must always contend with natural forces. Pupils first examine the history of Pompeii and then analyze the...
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Fall of Rome

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What led to the fall of Rome? Scholars have debated the question since the end of the great empire. Young historians consider the same question through an economic lens using an engaging lesson that involves a hands-on evaluation of the...
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The Silk Road

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The Silk Road connected the European, Middle Eastern, and Asian worlds. It also helped create the modern trade world. An analysis activity makes the importance of this Chinese innovation clear by asking participants to evaluate trades...
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Ancient and Medieval Medicine: Crash Course History of Science #9

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Medieval medicine is a mash-up of multicultural ideas! How did early doctors learn to do no harm? The ninth video in a 15-part series about the History of Medicine uncovers the fundamental teachings that sparked intense anatomical study...
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Dances to Flute Music and Obscene Verse. It's Roman Theater, Everybody: Crash Course Theater #5

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Believe it or not, ancient Romans had a sense of humor—although it may have been a bit absurd. The fifth video in the Crash Course Theater series discusses the evolution of Roman drama, incorporating images and animations to help bring...
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Roman Theater with Plautus, Terence, and Seneca: Crash Course Theater #6

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Thank you, Greek and Roman theater, for providing the dramatic arts with a host of stock characters. A video about Roman theater, the sixth in the Crash Course Theater series, begins by introducing the character types found on stage in...
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The Labours of Heracles Part 2

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
There's not much that the half-mortal, half-god Heracles can't do, but Hera plans to put him to the test! Listen to an audio retelling of the second half of Heracles's trials, including riding the Mares of Diomedes, procuring the Belt of...
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The Labours of Heracles Part 1

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Heracles—or Hercules as he was known in Rome—was put to work on 12 impossible tasks by the jealous and vengeful Hera. Listen to his heroism over the Nemean Lion, the Lernaean Hydra, the Cretan Bull, and others with an engaging audio...
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Dido and Aeneas

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
The number one rule in a Roman myth: don't upset the goddesses. Having acquired the wrath of Juno, the queen of heaven, Paris and Aeneas suffer trials and tribulations on their journeys to love and triumph. Experience the thrill of the...
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The Rise and Fall of the Byzantine Empire

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Empires come and empires go, and some aren't even known as empires until after they fall. Such is the case with what is today called the Byzantine Empire. Learn more about the history of the empire, founded by Emperor Constantine, that...