Time Periods

6.5.1 WH 1, 2 Read a timeline and order events of the past between prehistory and the Renaissance.
6.5.7 WH 1, 2 Recognize major historical time periods (i.e., Early Civilizations, Classical Period, Dark Ages, Middle Ages, and Renaissance).

Map Reading SPIs



Identify the basic components of a world map (i.e., compass rose, map key, scale, latitude and longitude lines, continents, and oceans).   



Identify basic geographic forms (i.e., rivers, lakes, bays, oceans, mountains, plateaus, deserts, plains, and coastal plains).



Identify geographic reasons for the location of population centers prior to 1500 (i.e., coastal plains, deserts, mountains, and river valleys).



Use a variety of maps to understand geographic and historical information (i.e., political maps, resource maps, product maps, physical maps, climate maps, and vegetation maps).

Culture SPIs

6.1.5 WH 1, 2 Identify differences between various cultural groups (i.e., European, Eurasian, Indian, Southeast Asian, Middle Eastern, African, and Native American).
6.6.1 WH 1 Identify examples of groups impacting world history (i.e., Muslims, Christians, Mongolians, Vikings, slave traders, explorers, merchants/traders, and inventors.)
6.5.5 WH 1 Identify major technological advances (i.e., tools, wheel, irrigation, river dikes, development of farming, advances in weaponry, written language, and printing press).
6.5.11 WH 1, 2 Identify characteristics including economy, social relations, religion, and political authority of various societies (i.e., Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek City-States, Roman Empire, Indian, and Medieval).
6.5.17 WH 1 Recognize the significant mythologies of the Sumerians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans.
6.4.3 GC Identify the development of written laws (i.e., Hammurabiís Code, Justinian Code, and Magna Carta).
6.5.10 WH 1, 2 Identify the development of written and spoken languages (i.e., Roman alphabet, Latin word origins, Romance Languages).
6.1.1 G Recognize the basic components of culture (i.e., language, common values, traditions, government, art, literature, and lifestyles).
6.5.3 WH 1, 2 Identify types of artifacts by pictorial representation (i.e., Egyptian, Roman, Greek, Chinese, Native American, Medieval, and Renaissance).

WH 1, 2

Recognize the impact of individuals on world history (i.e., Charlemagne, Joan of Arc, William the Conqueror, Ramses II, Julius Caesar, Socrates, Aristotle, Marco Polo, Alexander the Great, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, Martin Luther, and Johannes Gutenberg).
6.1.8 G Recognize how migration and cultural diffusion influenced the character of world societies (i.e., spread of religions, empire building, exploration, and languages)
6.5.12 WH 1, 2 Recognize the possible causes of change in civilizations (i.e., environmental change, political collapse, new ideas, warfare, overpopulation, unreliable food sources, and diseases).

Government and Leaders



Recognize types of government (i.e., formal/informal, monarchy, direct/indirect democracy, republics, and theocracy).


Day 1  Map Location

Review Map Skills

  1. continents

  2. compass rose
  3. lines of latitude
  4. lines of longitude
  5. scale bar
  6. map key




Day 2 Introduction  & Romulus and Remus

Romulus and Remus



Day 3 The Beginning of the Roman Empire & Government in Rome

Have students view Italy on map while going over lecture notes
Map http://classroomclipart.com/cgi-bin/kids/imageFolio.cgi?direct=History/Ancient_Civilizations/Ancient_Rome/Maps&img=6

The Beginning of the Roman Empire

  1. Rome had to fight Etruscans

  2. fought tribes in central Italy

  3. fought Greek city-states in southern Italy

    • Greek hired the best general of the time - Pyrrhus

    • Pyrrhus defeated Romans twice, but losses were great so he goes home

  4. now Rome is master of all Italy

New Idea *** Roman made defeated people half or full citizens (therefore turn them over to Roman side)

Government in Rome

United Streaming

Vocabulary   *****

Graphic Organizers

Day 4  Punic Wars

Lecture Notes

1st Punic War

2nd Punic War

3rd Punic War

United Streaming Ancient Rome: Expansion and Conquest  - Ancient Rome: Battle Time (13:20)

Map - Carthage's Attacks on the Roman Empire

Pictures of Hannibal

Roman Military Might (Textbook - Harcourt Brace - Social Studies - Activity Book page 56)

PowerPoint on Punic Wars http://www2.ku.edu/~kunrotc/academics/380/the_punic_wars.ppt OR http://www.tarleton.edu/~cguthrie/AW13.ppt

Day 5 Fall of Greece

Lecture Notes

Activity Add to salt dough map started in Lesson 1 to show the Roman Empire in the year 100 BCE

Day 6 The Civil War

Lecture Notes

United Streaming The legacy of the Roman Empire - The Rise of Ancient Rome (8:47)

Timeline of Roman Empire http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/year7links/romans/TimelineofRomanBritain.pdf

Murder Report http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/year7links/romans/Caesarmuderreport.pdf

Add to salt dough map - Roman territory during time of Emperor Trajan (114 AD)

Day 7 Life in Rome  economy, social relations, religion, and political authority Roman alphabet

Lecture Notes

Use The Usborne Time Traveler - Rome and Romans

pages 6-7 Rome
pages 8-9 houses
pages 10-11 school
pages 12-13 shopping
pages 14-15 bath
pages 16-17 Colosseum and The Circus

pages 18-19 aqueduct built to carry water into big towns
pages 20-21 feast
pages 22-23 farm

United Streaming

Day 8 The Fall of the Roman Empire

Lecture Notes

took about 200 years for Roman Empire to fall


The Mosaic of History (Textbook - Harcourt Brace - Social Studies - Activity Book page 61)





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