Fall of Rome the Roman Empire... in the 15th Century

What caused, and when was, the fall of the Roman Empire? Find out why the narrator argues the date to be around the middle of the 15th century, or in some ways, to this very day. The video covers Roman efforts to incorporate Germanic warriors into the Roman army, the lack of an emperor after the fifth century, and the rise and impact of the Byzantine empire.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations

  • Best used for a flipped classroom or as review, as material is covered very quickly

  • Illustrates social, political, and economic ramifications of creation of the Byzantine empire
  • Includes a thorough unit plan to incorporate the video into a larger set of curriculum

  • None