Ch 7: The Roman Empire and Cultural Legacies: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The Roman Empire and Cultural Legacies unit of this Middle School World History Homeschool Curriculum course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about the Roman Empire. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our Middle School World History Homeschool Curriculum course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about the Roman Empire and its cultural legacies. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the Roman Empire. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn how the Roman Empire was established, flourished and eventually destroyed.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a history curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a Roman Empire and Cultural Legacies unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Roman Empire and Cultural Legacies Unit Objectives:

  • Understand the historical importance of Augustus Caesar in the early Roman Empire.
  • Discuss the relationship between Christianity and Judaism.
  • Explain what occurred during the 3rd Century Crisis.
  • Discuss how the conversion of Constantine affected the spread of Christianity.
  • Summarize the events that led to the fall of Rome.
  • Explore Roman cultural, engineering, legal and technological achievements.

7 Lessons in Chapter 7: The Roman Empire and Cultural Legacies: Homeschool Curriculum
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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.

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

3. 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

4. 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.

The Fall of Rome

5. 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.

Roman Engineering and Architecture

6. Roman Engineering and Architecture

This lecture covers Roman advances in architecture and engineering. First, Rome's debt to Greece is explored. Next, Roman advances in material science are enumerated: cement, mortar and concrete. After that, we will look at a few distinctly Roman techniques: the arch and the dome.

Roman Art: History, Characteristics & Style

7. Roman Art: History, Characteristics & Style

This lesson offers a basic outline of Roman art. We begin by examining the Greek roots of Roman art. Then, we look at the three predominant forms of Roman art: sculpture, murals and mosaics.

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