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113 resources with the concept the roman empire

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Ancient Rome

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Veritas nunquam perit. The timeless truths and lessons learned from the ancient Romans can be found in a collection that not only looks at the art and architecture, the cultural happenings, and the political structure, but also traces...
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Classical Civilizations: The Rise of States and Empires

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
History is full of great empires rising to power—and falling into dust. But what does religion and a society's belief system have to do with a civilization's fate? A thorough explanation of the impact of world religions on their...
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Utopia/Dystopia: The American Dream

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
America was founded by dreamers, and the American dream still resonates in our country today. Track the American dream from its Puritan beginnings to its optimistic descendants with a instructional activity that focuses on speeches 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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The Romans Flooded the Colosseum for Sea Battles

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A fascinating short video describes how engineers somehow were able to flood the floor of the Colosseum and conduct maritime battles to amaze and impress spectators.
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Year 4: Julius Caesar and Imperial Rome

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
The study of the life of Julius Caesar can be divided into three parts: his early life and military successes, his reign as dictator, and the rise of the Roman Empire after his death. Young scholars demonstrate their mastery of the facts...
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Roman Engineering: Crash Course History of Science #6

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How did the vast Roman society contribute to science? See the wonders of the Appian Way all while examining the Roman thought process during video six in the History of Science series. The narrator compares the Roman view of doing...
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Bring Julius Caesar to life with a reader's theatre approach that engages the entire class. The opening exercises model the importance of reading with expression while choral reading exercises permit class members to practice their...
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War and Civilization: Crash Course World History 205

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can war be an indication of a growing civilization? Crash Course World History explores the ways that wealth and power work together to form and defend empires throughout the history of mankind.
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Who Were the Vestal Virgins, and What Was Their Job?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Keeping the flame lit for the goddess Vesta was the primary job of the Vestal Virgins — but it also put their very lives in danger. An informative video takes viewers through the journey of Licinia, a young girl chosen to be a Vestal...
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Philosophy - Augustine

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Can humans ever truly be happy? High schoolers learn about the beliefs of Augustine, later St. Augustine, including his theories about original sin, failure, and defeat, with a short analysis video about the theological philosopher.
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Philosophy - The Stoics

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
All you need to get through the difficult is hope. Not so, according to the Stoics. An explanatory video explains the mentality and worldview of Stoicism, including the ways that hope can hinder one's understanding, and how, despite the...
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Horatius at the Bridge

For Students 5th Standards
Read about a heroic moment in Roman history with a passage about Horatius and his defense of Rome against the Etruscans. Fifth graders answer questions about unfamiliar vocabulary, make inferences about story details, and predict what...