Ch 11: OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Fall of the Roman Empire

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Get ready for OAE Integrated Social Studies test questions covering the fall of the Roman Empire with these video lessons and quizzes. Instructors discuss such topics as Augustus Caesar's reign, the division of the Roman Empire and Constantine's conversion.

OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Fall of the Roman Empire - Chapter Summary

Watch this chapter's video lessons to see how much Roman history material you remember from your degree program and find out what's covered on the OAE Integrated Social Studies exam. Video lessons and quizzes can help you review the following topics:

  • The reign of Augustus Caesar
  • Works of Horace, Virgil and Ovid
  • The Julio-Claudian dynasty
  • Division of the Roman Empire
  • Constantine's conversion
  • Emperors after Constantine
  • Justinian's Code of Law
  • Factors leading to the fall of Rome
  • St. Augustine's City of God
  • Early Christian art

Review these Roman history topics from your home computer or take your studies with you on your mobile device. This chapter features a self-paced instructional format that lets you prepare for your teacher licensing exam when it's convenient for you.

OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Fall of the Roman Empire Chapter Objectives

The Ohio Department of Education uses the OAE Integrated Social Studies exam to measure the content area knowledge of applicants for secondary teacher licensing in this subject area.

Approximately 25% of the test consists of historiography and world history questions; those covering world history up to 1350 CE are the focus of our Fall of the Roman Empire chapter. Use these lessons to prepare for test items measuring your knowledge of Justinian's legal reforms, the epic poetry of Virgil and other Roman contributions to Western civilization.

9 Lessons in Chapter 11: OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Fall of the Roman Empire
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The Early Roman Empire and the Reign of Augustus Caesar

1. 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

2. 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 Julio-Claudian Dynasty

3. Emperors of the Julio-Claudian Dynasty

This lesson will explain the soap opera-like reign of the Julio-Claudian Dynasty. Highlighting the reigns of Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero, it will shed light on the Roman Empire's first ruling dynasty.

Division of the Roman Empire: Diocletian & the 3rd Century Crisis

4. Division of the Roman Empire: Diocletian & the 3rd Century Crisis

This lesson will explain the 3rd Century Crisis of the Roman Empire. It will focus on the political, civil and economic problems that caused the crisis, and will also highlight the role of Diocletian in the resolution of the crisis.

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.

Justinian's Code of Law and Roman Emperors After Constantine

6. 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.

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.

St. Augustine's City of God

8. 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.

Early Christian Art: History, Characteristics & Symbolism

9. Early Christian Art: History, Characteristics & Symbolism

This lesson covers the development of early Christian art. We begin in the catacombs of Rome, looking at early Christian frescoes. We then move to later sarcophagi. A brief survey of early Christian mosaics follows, and we close with the fine art of illuminated manuscripts.

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