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Below is a sample breakdown of the Roman Empire and Cultural Legacies chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Christianity, Judaism and the early Roman Empire|| Christian and biblical authors; |
The formation of the Second Triumvirate;
The differences between Christianity and Judaism
|Tuesday||The continuation and fall of the Roman Empire|| The Plague of Cyprian and the 3rd Century Crisis; |
The legalization of Christianity;
The reasons for the fall of Rome
|Wednesday||Roman art, architecture and engineering|| The use of concrete, brick and mortar in Roman architecture; |
The characteristics of Roman sculpture and mosaics
|Thursday||Legacies of Roman art, architecture, technology and science|| The use of arches and domes in Roman construction; |
The building of Roman roads and the utilization of concrete
|Friday||Legacies of Roman literature, language and law||The legal system, literature and official language of the Romans|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
8. Legacies of Roman Art & Architecture
In this lesson, you'll explore the legacy of art and architecture from the powerful Roman Empire, which influences our ideas about style to this day. Afterward, you can test your understanding of the ancient world with a quiz.
9. Legacies of Roman Technology & Science
In this lesson, you will explore the legacies of Roman technology and science, legacies that still influence us to this day. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
10. Legacies of Roman Literature, Language & Law
In this lesson, you will explore the legacies of Roman language, called Latin, and the literature and law they used that language to create. Then, test your understanding about the ancient Romans with a brief quiz.
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