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Ch 13: MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: Greek & Roman Civilizations

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The lessons in this chapter are preparatory for Missouri teachers and aspiring teachers who intend to take the Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments (MEGA) Social Science Multi-Content test. The subject matter of these lessons is Greek and Roman civilizations.

MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: Greek & Roman Civilizations - Chapter Summary

These lessons are short videos that will act as refreshers in anticipation of your upcoming MEGA Social Science Multi-Content test. After studying the content of this chapter you will be better able to answer test questions about such lesson subject matter as:

  • The make up of City-States and governments of Greece
  • A review of Sparta and its history
  • An examination of Athenian democracy and the lives of Solon and Cleisthenes
  • A look at the Athenian golden age, Pericles and the Delian League
  • A summary of the rise of the Roman Republic, its institutions and its history
  • The death of the Republic and the fall of Rome

Our instructors created these lessons as short, 5-10 minutes videos for you to use as a brush-up tool for certification. Each has a short quiz at the end to check your comprehension and retention. If you care to revisit any of the material covered, you can do so via the video transcript that is provided. You might also look at any specific section of the video by using the timeline feature we provide for you to scan by keyword. We provide another tool that is to be used to submit a question directly to a Study.com instructor.

8 Lessons in Chapter 13: MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: Greek & Roman Civilizations
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Greek City-States and Governments

1. Greek City-States and Governments

This is a lecture about Greek city states. It begins with an examination of the influence geography had on Greek politics, by comparing Greece to Egypt and Mesopotamia. This is followed by a loose characterization of Greek poleis in general, with specific attention paid to constitutions, colonialism and competition.

History of Sparta

2. History of Sparta

In this lesson, you'll examine forces that shaped a Spartan society of elite warriors. We'll also explore the stratified caste system created by Lycurgus.

Athenian Democracy: Solon and Cleisthenes

3. Athenian Democracy: Solon and Cleisthenes

Although Athens is remembered for creating the first democracy, it took many years and multiple leaders to develop the system we think of today. Learn about who took control, what reforms they made and how the people revolted against the old system.

Pericles, the Delian League, and the Athenian Golden Age

4. Pericles, the Delian League, and the Athenian Golden Age

This lecture covers the formation of the Delian League, its development into the Athenian Empire and the peculiar place of Pericles in the midst of it all, turning the city of Athens into the seat of an empire.

Rise of the Roman Republic: Summary of Events

5. 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

6. 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 Death of the Republic: Julius Caesar & Pompey

7. 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 Fall of Rome

8. The Fall of Rome

This lesson explains the gradual fall of Rome. In doing so, it highlights corruption, division, and outside invasion as the main reasons for the fall of the Eternal City.

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