3. Battle of Actium: The key players and its significance. Information and an interactive map of the battle can be found here:
4. Reign of Augustus (27 BC – 14AD): Examine changes to Roman Law, Government and Army.
Background Information: http://www.roman-empire.net/emperors/augustus.html
See the recently unearthed House of Augustus which opened to visits in 2008.
5. Julio-Claudian Emperors (http://www.roman-emperors.org)
Tiberius-adopted son of Augustus
Caligula-killed by palace guard 41 AD
Claudius –uncle to Caligula
Nero-Claudius’s stepson became emperor in 54 AD
6. The Good Emperors (http://www.roman-emperors.org)
Hadrian: Reinforced Rome's frontiers and Defenses. See http://www.hadrians.com/
Marcus Aurelius: The philosopher-emperor
Give students this table to fill in while researching the Roman Emperors.
7. Pax Romana (31 BC – 180 AD): Have students investigate the advancement of architecture, Roman Mythology, and the Rise of Christinity.
Find interactive maps and quizzes at http://resourcesforhistory.com
A Brief History of Roman Architecture -http://www.brighthub.com/engineering/civil/articles/52172.aspx
8. Decline of the Roman Empire
An Interactive Quiz : http://explorethemed.com/quiz.asp?quizId=8