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Ch 10: NMTA Social Science: The Fall of the Roman Republic

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Let us guide you through a review of the final years of the Roman Republic as you prepare for the NMTA Social Science exam. Use these videos and quizzes to help you correctly answer these types of questions when you take the exam.

NMTA Social Science: The Fall of the Roman Republic - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter look at the last days of the Roman Republic, with a focus on its leaders and also on the increased influence of Christianity. These videos will help you prepare for these types of questions on the NMTA Social Science exam:

  • Describing the empire under Augustus Caesar
  • Analyzing ways that Virgil, Horace and Ovid supported Augustus through their works
  • Looking at the Severan Dynasty emperors
  • Exploring the relationship between early Christianity and Judaism
  • Noting the impact of Constantine's conversion to Christianity
  • Examining St. Augustine's City of God
  • Naming some causes of Rome's fall
  • Reporting on Roman emperors who followed Constantine

Our instructors explain each of these topics and make learning enjoyable. These videos and quizzes will help you get an idea of what information you may be asked about on the exam.

Objectives of the NMTA Social Science: The Fall of the Roman Republic Chapter

In New Mexico, passing the NMTA Social Science exam is required for certification to teach the subject. The information covered in this chapter on the fall of the Roman Republic is in the exam's section on historiography and world history, which comprises 25% of the test's total score.

All questions on the exam are multiple-choice, and the exam is computer-based. The quizzes at the end of our lessons are similar and offer you a chance to practice taking tests in this format. They also give you the opportunity to assess your knowledge and determine where you need more review.

8 Lessons in Chapter 10: NMTA Social Science: The Fall of the Roman Republic
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The Early Christian Church and Its Ties to Judaism

1. The Early Christian Church and Its Ties to Judaism

This lesson will explore the early Christian Church and its close connection to Judaism. It will highlight the similarities of these two faiths in reference to the Holy Scriptures while also exploring their disagreement over the person of Jesus Christ.

The Early Roman Empire and the Reign of Augustus Caesar

2. The Early Roman Empire and the Reign of Augustus Caesar

This lesson is about Augustus, the first emperor of Rome. In this lesson we follow Augustus's meteoric rise to power, the collapse of the Roman Republic, and the rise of the Roman Empire.

Augustus' Propagandists: Virgil, Horace and Ovid

3. Augustus' Propagandists: Virgil, Horace and Ovid

This lesson explores the role of poetry in Augustus' rise to power. We look at the contributions of Virgil and Horace, two poets brought to Augustus' aid by his friend Maecenas. We also look at the legacy of Ovid, a poet who seems to have raised the emperor's ire.

Emperors of the Severan Dynasty

4. Emperors of the Severan Dynasty

This lesson focuses on the Severan Dynasty, which ruled Rome from 193 CE to 235 CE. Although the lesson explains the military and social reforms of this dynasty, it also highlights the outlandish personalities of the individual rulers.

The Conversion of Constantine and the Ascent of Christianity

5. The Conversion of Constantine and the Ascent of Christianity

This lesson will explain the conversion of Constantine and the ascent of Christianity. In doing this, it will highlight the Edict of Milan and the famous Council of Nicaea.

St. Augustine's City of God

6. St. Augustine's City of God

This lesson explores the life of St. Augustine and one his most famous works, The City of God. As we explore this work, we'll highlight Rome's disdain for the Christian faith and Augustine's argument against Rome's religious position.

The Fall of Rome

7. 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.

Justinian's Code of Law and Roman Emperors After Constantine

8. Justinian's Code of Law and Roman Emperors After Constantine

This lesson will highlight the emperors after Constantine. It will specifically explore the reign of Justinian and the famous Justinian code of law. It will also discuss the Apostate and the battle of Adrianople.

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