Ch 9: Harcourt Social Studies - World History Chapter 9: The Ancient Romans

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The Ancient Romans chapter of this Harcourt Social Studies - World History Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with Ancient Rome. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Ancient Romans textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the Harcourt Ancient Romans chapter with which you need help.
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  • Watch fun videos that cover the Ancient Rome topics you need to learn or review.
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  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Myths dealing with the founding of Rome
  • Reasons behind the growth of the Roman Republic
  • Causes of the Punic Wars
  • How the Roman Republic came to an end
  • The government structure of the Roman Empire
  • The teachings of Jesus of Nazareth
  • The history of early Christianity in Rome

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8 Lessons in Chapter 9: Harcourt Social Studies - World History Chapter 9: The Ancient Romans
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The Founding of Ancient Rome & Rome's Early History

1. The Founding of Ancient Rome & Rome's Early History

This lesson covers the foundation of Rome. We look at the geography of Italy. We examine some of its most important inhabitants before the Romans. Finally, we look at both the historical facts and the Roman myths regarding the foundation of Rome.

Rise of the Roman Republic: Summary of Events

2. Rise of the Roman Republic: Summary of Events

This lesson explains the rise of the Roman Republic after the expulsion of the Etruscan kings. It cites location, military strategy, and a well-formed political structure as reasons for the Republic's rise.

Formation of the Roman Republic: Offices, Institutions and History

3. Formation of the Roman Republic: Offices, Institutions and History

This lesson covers the formation of the Roman Republic. We start by identifying the underlying causes of the Republican revolution. We then examine how the Romans instituted and expanded upon their system of checks and balances, starting with patrician assemblies and ending with the Plebeian Council.

The Punic Wars: Causes, Summary & Hannibal

4. The Punic Wars: Causes, Summary & Hannibal

This lesson covers the three Punic Wars. We compare Rome to Carthage, then get into a summary account of the First, Second and Third Punic Wars, with brief discussions of their causes and consequences.

The Death of the Republic: Julius Caesar & Pompey

5. The Death of the Republic: Julius Caesar & Pompey

This lesson explores the factors that led to the death of the Roman Republic. We start with class warfare. We then move onto the exploits of Pompey. Finally, we see how Julius Caesar delivered the death stroke to the Roman Republic.

The Roman Empire: Government & Culture

6. The Roman Empire: Government & Culture

After the demise of the Roman Republic, Augustus presided over the early Roman Empire. In this lesson, explore elements of the government, military, and culture of imperial Rome.

Jesus of Nazareth: Events, Life & Teachings

7. Jesus of Nazareth: Events, Life & Teachings

In this lesson, we explore the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, explain a few of the problems with arriving at a clear picture of Jesus, and discuss the facts as we know them.

Growth of Early Christianity in Rome

8. Growth of Early Christianity in Rome

In this lesson, we explore the experiences of early Christians under the Roman Empire, from their early periods of toleration and persecution to the conversion of Emperor Constantine.

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