6th Grade: Ancient History

Click this The Roman Empire.pdf for your notes. Follow the outline below and copy anything down in Red.  The worksheets are printed out in the classroom.  I will record the slides as soon as things settle down here.
See you all soon! - Mr. D



Current Topic
The Roman Republic

Essential Questions:

What effects did Etruscan and Greek influence have on the development of Rome?

What were the characteristics of the Roman Republic and how did they change over time?

Did the benefits of Roman expansion outweigh the costs?  

Day

Topic

Homework

4/19

The Geography of Ancient Rome

Finish Geography Challenge for homework

4/20

The Founding of Rome

  • The myth vs. history

Option 1: On a piece of computer paper, create two cartoons. The first one should illustrate the myth of how Rome was founded. The second one should illustrate the history of how Rome was founded. For each cartoon, write a  caption that explains what is happening.  This could be done storybook style, comic strip, storyboard, or a simple piece of paper divided in half.

This should be colored, neat, and fully illustrated


Option 2: Create a one minute video with the same information as above. 
It should include images and be narrated by you

4/23

The Etruscans

  • Daily Life
  • Religion

 

4/24

Etruscans Contributions

  • Engineering
  • Language
  • Sports
  • Religion

 

4/26

Greek Contributions

  • Architecture
  • Writing
  • Art
  • Religion

 

4/27

Part I: The Etruscans Review

 

Review sheets due (will not be collected or graded)

4/30

Part I: The Etruscans Test

 

5/1 - 5/2

The Roman Republic

  • Patricians vs. Plebeians
  • Roman Government
  • The Twelve Tables

Complete Patricians and Plebeians On the Right

 5/3

The Legion

Roman battle narratives are stories of Roman engagements recorded after a battle. 

Describe a typical Roman battle. What types of troops made up the legion?  How were the troops deployed? Imagine you are there. What do you see, feel, and hear?

5/4

Roman Expansion

  • The Three Periods of Roman Expansion
  • Conquest of the Italian Peninsula

 Complete Map

5/7- 5/8

The Punic Wars

  • The First Punic War
  • Carthage, Hannibal and Cannae
  • Scipio Africanus and Zama
  • The Third Punic War and Effects on Rome

 Complete Map

5/8

Effects of Conquest

  • The Final Years of the Republic
  • The Reformers
  • The First Triumvirate and Julius Caesar

 

5/9

From Republic to Empire

  • The Ides of March
  • The Rise of Augustus

 

5/10

Part II: The Roman Republic Review

 

Review sheets due (will not be collected or graded)

5/11

Part II: The Roman Republic Test

 

5/14

The Rule of Augustus

  • Augustus Caesar
  • The Praetorian Guard
  • Augustus’ Legacy

 

5/15

Pax Romana

  • Trade
  • Law

 

5/16

Good/Bad Emperors

  • Good and Bad Emperors of Rome

 

5/17

Daily Life in Rome

  • Housing
  • The Family
  • Gladiators

 

5/21

Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Reasons for Decline
  • Diocletian
  • Constantine I
  • End of the Empire

 

5/22

Part III: The Roman Empire Review

 

Review sheets due (will not be collected or graded)

5/23

Part III: The Roman Empire Test

 

 

 

Curriculum
1st Trimester 
Neolithic Era
Mesopotamia 
Egypt

2nd Trimester 
Egypt
Greek Origins

3rd Trimester 
Classical Greece
Ancient Rome