Topic: Introduction & Map of Early Italy
Objective: Identify locations in Italy.
Locate bodies of water that surround Italy.
Outcomes: a. Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other
b. Explain how human activity is affected by geographic factors.
1. Peninsula – a piece of land sticking out into a body of water .
2. Strait – narrow channel of water connecting two larger bodies of water.
3. Empire – all the land a country owns under the rule of an emperor.
Download, print off and fully complete maps by using the checklist of items included.
(1.) Why was it important for Rome to be located on a river?
(2.) Rome was built on a river, but it was also built on seven hills. Why would this be a benefit for the people
who lived there?
Topic: Founding of Rome
Objective: a. Explain how Rome was founded.
b. Become familiar with Roman myths and stories and understand how they reflect a
people’s beliefs and help teach a culture’s morals and traditions.
c. Explain how trade among people brought an exchange of ideas, technology and
Outcomes: a. Students will develop the ability to use the processes and resources of historical inquiry.
b. Students understand the chronological organization of history and know how to organize
events and people into major eras to identify and explain historical relationships.
1. Legend – an old, well-known story, usually more entertaining than truthful.
2. Myth – a fable; an invented story to explain the unexplainable in life.
Romulus and Remus are born...
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Rise of Rome Assignment: Due October 2, 2012
Topic: The Roman Republic
Objective: a. Develop an awareness of how to use and construct maps, globes and other
geographic tools to locate and derive information about people, places, and environments.
b. Understand how economic, political, cultural, and social processes interact to shape
patterns of human populations, interdependence, cooperation, and conflict.
Outcomes: a. Students understand the chronological organization of history and know how to organize events
and people into major eras to identify and explain historical relationships.
b. Students will develop the ability to use the processes and resources of historical inquiry.
c. Students will understand political institutions and theories that have developed and changed
1. Republic – a government in which the people elect the lawmakers.
2. Patrician – a wealthy, powerful Roman citizen; very few Roman families were patricians; they controlled the
government and the army.
3. Plebeian – an ordinary, Roman citizen; usually poor working men and women.
4. Legion – a unit or group of soldiers.
Lecture: Roman Law and Life
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