Week 5 Q4 April 27-May 1

TeacherKristen Smith
Subject AreaWorld History / Advanced World History
Grade Level6th
Week #April 20-24 2020
Unit of InstructionAncient Rome
Standard(s) Taught

SS.6.W.3.1- Explain the transition from Roman Republic to empire and Imperial Rome, and compare Roman life and culture under each one.

SS.6.W.3.12- Explain the cause for the growth and longevity of the Roman Empire. 


Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Student Goals:

  • Students will describe the conditions that led to the transition from a republic to an imperial form of government.
  • Students will compare and contrast Roman life and culture under the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire
  • Discuss examples of Rome’s efficient government, religious toleration, expansion of citizenship, the legion, and the extension of road networks.  
Classroom Activities


Monday/Tuesday: Read the article “Julius Caesar” and watch the video “The Great Conspiracy Against Julius Caesar.” Read the article “Caesar Augustus.” Fill in the blanks of the “All Hail Caesar” assignment, telling about the lives of these two rulers. This will be used as a grade in Grade Book. 

Wednesday: Watch the videos “The Forum of Trajan,” “Markets of Trajan,” “Column of Trajan,” and “Pantheon.”

Thursday/Friday: Scavenger Hunt! Read the article “Daily Lives of the Romans.” Using what you explored in the videos and read in the article, compare life in Ancient Rome with daily life today. Follow the instructions to complete the Scavenger Hunt. This will be used as a grade in Grade Book.

Assignments Due

“All Hail Caesar” Assignment

Scavenger Hunt Assignment

Additional Resources

Digital Resources: 

Julius Caesar Article: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/julius-caesar/

Julius Caesar Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgPymD-NBQU&list=PLx78u0GH2Mr9fStnXI-S94Ne_vY81whW8&index=31&t=0s

Caesar Augustus Article: https://www.mrdowling.com/702-augustus.html

Wednesday Videos: 

  • https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-art-history/ancient-mediterranean-ap/ap-ancient-rome/v/trajans-forum 
  • https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-art-history/ancient-mediterranean-ap/ap-ancient-rome/v/markets-of-trajan
  • https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-art-history/ancient-mediterranean-ap/ap-ancient-rome/v/column-of-trajan-completed-113-c-e
  • https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-art-history/ancient-mediterranean-ap/ap-ancient-rome/v/the-pantheon-rome-c-125

Daily Lives of the Romans Article: https://nsms6thgradesocialstudies.weebly.com/the-daily-life-of-romans.html


IEP and ESOL: Complete the videos, and the Scavenger Hunt Assignment