The following unit will focus on two of the greatest empires in the history of our world - Greece and Rome. The beginning of the unit will study the origins of ancient Greece, Greek culture, and will include the influence of Julius Caesar, Caesar Augustus and Alexander the Great. The unit finishes with a detailed look into the development of the Roman Empire, the emergence Christianity and its spread, and an examination of the decline and fall of the empire. Below is our unit essential question and calendar detailing each day throughout the unit.
I can describe Greek monarchy, oligarchy, and democracy using representative city-states like Athens and Sparta.
I can list the causes and effects of the Peloponnesian Wars.
I can identify key philosophical ideas and developments of the Greek culture.
I can compare and contrast the way Rome’s government under the republic and the empire affected the daily life of the people.
I can explain how Rome succeeded in expanding in Italy and developing its Mediterranean empire.
I can explain how Christianity began and how the early Christian Church developed.
I can analyze and evaluate the economic, social, political, and military problems that led to the fall of Rome.
Radiolab Archeological Study of Sport
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