Ancient Rome

Lesson 15

Objective

Explain the role that gods, worship, trade and transportation played in the Roman Empire. 

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Eye Wonder: Ancient Rome  pp. 38 – 41

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Target Task

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Writing Prompt

What role did gods and worship play in the Roman Empire? 

How did the Roman empire's transportation system help it prosper? What types of goods did the Romans trade? 

Key Questions

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  • Why did Romans have lots of gods? Describe a few of the gods. 

  • How did Roman's worship the gods? Why? 

  • Describe the Roman Empire's transportations systems. What types of materials were they able to trade? Why? 

Vocabulary

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prosperous     (adj.)

having a lot of success (often by making a lot of money)

efficient     (adj.)

having good results without wasting time or materials

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Common Core Standards

  • 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.3.7 — Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).

Spiral Standards

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L.3.4

L.3.4.b

L.3.6

RF.3.3

RF.3.4

RI.3.1

RI.3.10

RI.3.4

RI.3.5

SL.3.1

W.3.10