History of Ancient Rome Lesson Plan
Lesson Focus: Ancient Rome and its transition from Republic to Empire.
Grade Level: 9-12
Prior knowledge: See prior Lesson Plan on Ancient Rome and other Roman Republic Lesson Plans.
Materials Needed: Textbook, notes below, library or internet research.
Educational Standards Met:
NCSS Thematic Standard: II, Time, Continuity, and Change.
NCSS Thematic Standard: X, Civics, Ideals and Practices.
NSS-WH.5-12.3 ERA 3: Classical Traditions, Major Religions, and Giant Empires, 1000 BCE-300 CE; Standard , How major religions and large-scale empires arose in the Mediterranean basin, China, and India, 500 BCE-300 CE.
Following a discussion on the facts and events below, and a review of the prior lesson on Ancient Rome, the class can create a graphic timeline.
- Assign students topics from the notes below. (Some suggested topics are in bold) Students should draw or find an appropriate picture to accompany their assigned topic and, after explaining their entry to the class, place it on the timeline.
- The timeline should be a decoration for the classroom. Consider using yarn to hang each entry (sturdy paper, a hole punch and tacks should help you string the timeline around the room), or just tape students’ creations in order on a bulletin board.