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1 Mr. McIntosh th Grade Social Studies Chapter 2 Lesson 2 3 Last Name, First Name 9/17 9/20? Decline and Fall of Rome 9/17/ , 7.1.2, emerge Students will understand and be able to correctly use this week s vocabulary terms about the decline and fall of the by creating circle maps for each term. From last week, why did Romans treat Christians harshly? Romans treated Christians harshly because they viewed Christianity as a threat to their own power and authority. Chapter 2 Lesson 2 and 4 Vocabulary (5 terms) 1862 The Battle of Antietam. The Battle of Antietam is the single bloodiest day in American History - Nearly 23,000 casualties - With the Union victory, President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation Constantine Clovis mosaic stoicism aqueduct 1

2 LET S PREPARE OUR PAPERS! Always underline! Textbook Definition The Roman emperor from A.D , who ended the persecution of Christians and moved the capital of the empire to Byzantium. Complete Sentence The emperor Constantine was the first Roman Emperor to convert to Christianity. Word and Part of Speech Constantine Noun 3 Related Words 1. emperor 2. Byzantium 3. Christian Visual(s) Clovis mosaic stoicism aqueduct Definition Complete Sentence Term Part of Speech 3 Related Words Visual(s) 9/18/ , 7.1.2, excavation Students will describe changes made by Diocletian and Constantine by reading and completing the Reading Study Guide. Who was Clovis? What did he do? Chapter 2 Reading Study Guide (RSG) + Addendum 1793 The Capitol cornerstone is laid. Clovis was a leader of the Franks who conquered the Roman province of Gaul. Today s goals with the Reading Study Guide: Read all 3 sections Answer all 6 questions (3 on the RSG, 3 on the addendum) Complete the graphic organizer 2

3 Take two minutes and try and answer this question Problems that weakened the empire included high taxes, agricultural decline, and a lack of education among Roman citizens. Other possible answers: The empire stopped expanding, the empire lacked enough money, trouble communicating across the empire, constant war, over use of farmland, the use of slavery, disease and hunger, soldiers became less loyal, bad leaders, citizens lost pride and trust in the empire. 9/19/ , 7.1.2, originate Students will identify the causes of the decline of the by creating a Multiflow map. What were two internal weaknesses of the? Multi-flow Map 1796 President Washington s farewell address is published. 3

4 You need to have two of these in your complete sentence answer: The empire stopped expanding no new sources of wealth Rising costs Raised taxes citizens became unhappy Limited to no education for citizens Decline in agriculture Dependence on slave labor Roman soldiers became less disciplined and loyal Citizens feelings of loyalty declined. Bad and/or corrupt leaders As you watch the Brain Pop video, consider these questions: 1. How was Augustus rule different than the rule of the emperors who came after him? 2. Who was Commodus? What kind of leader was he? Why were most soldiers stationed on the borders of the empire? What do we use Multi-Flow Maps For? Used to show CAUSE and EFFECT! A cause is something that makes something else happen. Out of two events, it is the event that happens first. To determine the cause, ask the question "Why Did it Happen?" An effect is what happens as a result of the cause. Of two related events, it s the one that happens second or last. To determine the effect, ask the question "What Happened?" Today we are going to make a Multi-Flow make detailing the causes and effects of the fall of the Roman Empire. Get out a piece of lined paper. Turn your paper horizontal. 4

5 Use Pages to find the The empire stopped expanding. No new sources of wealth. The government raised taxes causing hardship for many citizens 5 minutes to find 5 remaining causes on pages Use Pages to find the effects. 5 minutes to find 3 remaining causes on pages The empire was divided in half to make it easier to govern (Diocletian). When you are done finding 7 causes and 4 effects, answer these two questions on the back on your Multi-flow map. 1. Of all the causes of the fall of the, which do you think caused the most problems for Rome? Why? 2. If you were emperor of Rome at this time, what steps would you have taken to save the empire? 9/20/ , 7.1.2, virtuous Students will explain reasons for the emergence and growth of Christianity in the Roman Empire by studying an article and answering related questions. Who was Constantine? What did he do to the empire to try and save it? Christianity in the 1519 Magellan begins his voyage around the world. 5

6 Constantine was a Roman emperor who legalized Christianity and moved the capital of the to Byzantium. The first person to circumnavigate the world Study the article Christianity in the Roman Empire Complete a timeline Answer related questions (in class or at home) Turn your paper horizontal Draw a line down the middle of your paper. Title your timeline Christianity in the Roman Empire Draw three boxes above the line....and 2 boxes below (These are for the events we will find) Christianity in the Remember, we are looking for 5 events to put on our timeline Did you find any events? 6

7 Christianity in the 26 A.D.- Jesus began to preach, telling people he was the son of God. 29 A.D.- Jesus was crucified by the Romans for inciting rebellion. Christianity in the 26 A.D.- Jesus began to preach, telling people he was the son of God. 29 A.D.- Jesus was crucified by the Romans for inciting rebellion. Continue reading the article and find events 3-5 (remember to look for dates!) Complete your timeline with all 5 events. Answer the questions on the back of your timeline. 9/21/ , 7.1.2, influence Students will demonstrate mastery of this week s standards by passing the Chapter 2 Lesson 2 quiz. Be prepared to share your answers with the entire class! Who was Diocletian? What did he do to the empire to try and save it? Chapter 2 Lesson 2 Quiz 1942 The B-29 Superfortress takes flight. 7

8 Diocletian was a Roman emperor who split in the empire in half (east and west) to make it easier to govern. West East You have 15 minutes to take the quiz. Put all answers on the bubble sheet. Do NOT write on the quiz itself. When you are finished, turn both the quiz and bubble sheet in to their respective stools. No Writing! First step, write down things you learned this week. Constantine Byzantium Second step, circle the items that you think are the most important! (about 5 things) Pick up a Weekly Reflection and begin working on it. Once your quiz is turned in, you may begin putting together your packet. You can also put finishing touches on any assignments. Remember, just because you re done with the quiz does NOT mean we are done. Continue to remain quiet. Decline and Fall of the Empire Only more things to go! (Look at your assignments from this week if you need ideas) Diocletian Step Three Yes, it s true! 7 th graders should be able to write an entire paragraph! Look at the 5 things you circled above. Those are the things you should put in your paragraph. Last Step - What grade do you deserve this week? Why? Circle it This is how I will grade your Weekly Packet. Look it over closely. There should be no surprises! 8

9 Your paragraph should have at least 4-6 sentences. The first sentence should be your introductory sentence. (For example: This week in Social Studies we learned about and. Sentences 2-5 should provide details about and. Your last sentence should be your concluding sentence. 9

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