Ancient Rome

Lesson 1

Objective

Describe how the Roman Army shaped the future of the Roman Empire. 

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Ancient Rome and Pompeii: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #13 by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce (April 2006)  pp. 13 – 18

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Target Task

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Writing Prompt

How did the Roman Army help shape the future of the Roman Empire? 

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Key Questions

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  • What does the author mean by the statement, “Legend has it that Romulus went on to found the city of Rome and named it for himself”?
  • Why was the River Tiber important in the founding of the Roman Empire?
  • How did the Roman army help shape the future of the Roman Empire?
  • What is a republic?
  • Why was 27 BC–AD 476 called the age of emperors?

Vocabulary

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rule     (v.)

to have power or authority over an area and its people

overthrew     (v.)

to remove from power

republic     (n.)

a country run by elected leaders

conquer     (v.)

to take control of a place or people by force

found     (v.)

to establish

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Common Core Standards

  • RI.3.2 — Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

  • RI.3.3 — Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

  • RI.3.5 — Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.

Spiral Standards

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L.3.4.b

RF.3.3

RF.3.4

RI.3.1

RI.3.10

RI.3.4

SL.3.1

W.3.10