ROMAN EMPIRE & CHRISTENDOM
History Social Science Standards:
7.1 Students analyze the causes and effects of the vast expansion and ultimate disintegration of the Roman Empire.
7.6 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of Medieval Europe.
Holt Textbook & Audio Files
History for Kids: Rome Learning Menu
Roman Engineering and Construction
Roman Literature and Philosophy
BBC for Kids
Ducksters website - Legacy of Roman Empire
Top 10 List of Roman Innovations - History.com
Top 10 Roman Inventions - Ancient History Lists
newsela.com articles on aqueducts, concrete, reasons for the fall of Roman Empire
THEMES & INQUIRY QUESTIONS:
Religions and Philosophies: How did RELIGIONS and PHILOSOPHIES develop and change over time? How did they spread to multiple cultures?
Increasing Interconnections Between Regions Over Time:
How did the distant regions of the world become more INTERCONNECTED through medieval and early modern times?
What were the multiple ways people of different cultures INTERACTED at sites of encounter? What were the effects of their interactions?
States and Power:
Why did many STATES and empires gain more POWER over people and territories over the course of medieval and early modern times?
Environment and Society:
How did the ENVIRONMENT and technological innovations affect the expansion of agriculture, cities, and human population?