Ancient Rome

Lesson 17

Objective

Explain what caused the fall of the Roman Empire. 

Readings and Materials

  • Article: “The Fall of the Roman Empire” 

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Target Task

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Writing Prompt

What led to the decline of the Roman Empire? 

Key Questions

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  • What does the phrase, "All roads lead to Rome" mean?  

  • How did the Roman emperor's desire for power influence the Roman empire? 

  • Where does the word vandalism come from? Why? 

  • What influence did the Hun have on the Roman empire? 

  • What does the phrase, "Rome wasn't built in a day" mean? 

Vocabulary

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decline     (v.)

to become worse in condition or quality

foreigner     (n.)

a person who is from a different country

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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.

Spiral Standards

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L.3.4

L.3.6

RF.3.3

RF.3.4

RI.3.1

RI.3.10

RI.3.4

RI.3.5

RI.3.7

SL.3.1

W.3.10