The Fall of the Roman Empire 476 A.D.

 

The legacy of the Roman Empire and the consequences of the fall of the Roman Empire.

 

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

REFLECTION

 

  • I understand the changes the Roman Empire faced.

  • I understand the failure of the Roman Empire in addressing the critical changes facing it.

  • I understand the feudal system which emerged in Europe with thecollapse of the Roman Empire.

  • I understand contributions of the Roman Empire to Western Europe and the United States.

QUOTATIONs

 

"The Holy Roman Empire is neither Holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire."
~ Voltaire

"A citizen of the Roman Empire, for example, would have placed less value on individual liberty in the modern Western sense than on collective responsibility.” 
~Stephen Baxter, Proxima

ENDURING UNDERSTANDINGS STUDENTS WILL UNDERSTAND:

 

  • Civilizations rise and fall.

  • Significant civilizations leave a legacy, which may be positive or negative.

KEY LINKS ON FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

 

 

Crash course:  Fall of Rome...

7.1 Analyze the legacy of the Roman Empire.
 

 

The Fall of Rome...

This video is about the historiography of fall of the Roman Empire or Fall of Rome.

 

Legacy of the Ancient Roman Empire Rap......

LEGACY OF THE ANCIENT ROMAN EMPIRE RAP

7th Grade Medieval World History, Chapter 1: The Legacy of Ancient Rome, by Mr. Bloom

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VOCABULARY

VOCABULARY:

Fall of the Roman Empire

  • history

    a record or narrative description of past events

  • decline

    grow worse

  • Fall

    the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve

  • Roman Empire

    an empire established by Augustus in 27 BC and divided in AD 395 into the Western Roman Empire and the eastern or Byzantine Empire; at its peak lands in Europe and Africa and Asia were ruled by ancient Rome

  • volume

    the property of something that is great in magnitude

 

 

ONLINE LESSONS

ONLINE TEXTBOOK

Rome the Ancient Superpower...

7.2 Summarize the consequences of the fall of the Roman Empire including the continuation of the Eastern Roman Empire as the Byzantine Empire, Justinian and the significance of Constantinople.

 

Rome: The Ancient Superpower History/Discovery/Documentary

 

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

Human history is littered with documentation of ancient empires. From the conquests of Alexander the Great to the astonishing Egyptians with their impossibly large monuments, records show that humanity has been thriving for thousands of years, but no such empire stands out as much as that of Ancient Rome. They created a new system of government, advanced building technologies, and of course and unstoppable military machine. For hundreds of years, the Romans marched across the known world and conquered everything in their path. Learn what started this fascinating society and how after several centuries of powerful rule, what ultimately led to it's demise.

 

The City of Walls:   Constantinople...

The world owes much of its cultural legacy to Constantinople's walls. When Constantinople was under seige by neighboring enemies, the Roman city's elaborate system of moats, outer walls, and inner walls stood tall. Surviving numerous fire attacks, the walls were eventually brought down by more modern tools of warfare, but, thankfully, classical culture survived.  Lesson ideas...

READINGS

DINING WITH ATTILA THE HUN, 448 A.D.

A firsthand account of an invasion of nomadic tribes from Central Asia into Europe eventually weakening and finally destroying the mighty Roman Empire.

ROMAN NEWS AND ARCHAELOGY

Read about what has been discovered recently about Ancient Rome.

END OF THE CLASSICAL WORLD

Read from selected primary sources about the end of the Classical World.

THE "BEST OF" EDWARD GIBBON'S DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

Read from inspiring quotations, in context and cross-indexed, from the classic History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Gibbon's work is superbly written and obviously apropos to life (and, alas, world events) today.

ACTIVITIES

An animated timeline from the book 'Science: a Discovery in Comics' by Margreet de Heer.

Primary Documents and Supporting Texts to Read: excerpts from Eusebius of Caesarea, "Ecclesiastical History," that describes Constantine
Ancient RomeAmerica
Are we Rome?

Thought-provoking discussion concerning the similarities and differences between Ancient Rome and America.

ASTRIX

 

Asterix the Gaul must be Europe's favorite comic book hero. Find out more by visiting and reading one of these amazing comics at your CMS LMC!

CAN YOU SAVE THE ROMAN REPUBLIC?

The Roman Republic suffered governmental problems that ultimately led to the end of the Republic. The Romans did attempt reforms. However, they were unsuccessful.  See if your students can be more successful!

EMPEROR OF ROME GAME

Welcome to the Emperor of Rome Game.  This is your chance to rule the largest empire the world has ever seen.  You can choose which emperor you want to be, then you'll face real situations where you have to decide what you want to do.

VIRTUAL FIELDTRIPS

THE ROMAN EMPIRE IN THE FIRST CENTURY VIRTUAL LIBRARY

 

View some revealing excerpts from writers of the Roman empire in the first century, just click on the thumbnail to enlarge your view.

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BBC HORRIBLE HISTORIES THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

Series 3, Episode 11.

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DISCOVERY ATLAS INTERACTIVE MAP

Select a location and experience the culture, government, history and natural of countries around the world.   

 

A MOMENT IN TIME

 

Take a journey around the world today to see "a moment in time"...

 

HISTORY PRIMARY SOURCE READER

 

Excerpts from many of the primary sources highlighted in the Common Core Curriculum.

 

 

FOOD TIMELINE

Food history presents a fascinating buffet of popular lore and contradictory facts.

 

INTERNET ANCIENT HISTORY SOURCEBOOK

 

The Internet Ancient History Sourcebook has expanded greatly since its creation, and now contains hundred of local files as well as links to source texts throughout the net.  

 

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

 

The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.

 

WORLD ATLAS

 

Comprehensive facts about regions around the world.

 

WORLDOLOGY

The changing face of Europe over the centuries...

 

BEST HISTORY SITES

 

Comprehensive resources and lesson plans for teaching history.

 

DIGITAL HISTORY

 

Using new technologies to enhance teaching and research.

 

LOC TEACHING WITH PRIMARY SOURCES

 

Use digital historical sources to explore different topics online with fun interactive teacher-created activities. Choose from various activities to get started.

 

SMITHSONIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA

Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Online Resources from A to Z

 

 

 

APPS
WHY LEARN HISTORY?

KIDS DISCOVER APPS

 

Print 28 pages of free lesson plans and activities based on the apps on the CMS LMC iPads.

WHY STUDY CLASSICS?

 

Why Study Classics?  Advantages of Classical Studies

EXPLORING ANCIENT WORLD CULTURES

 

Why Study Ancient World Cultures? An Essay by Bill Hemminger

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ONLINE TEXTBOOKS

 

Covering Ancient History

TODAY IN HISTORY

 

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened today in history.

iCIVICS

 

Free lesson plans and games for learning Civics.

WHY DO CIVILIZATIONS FAIL?

Why do great civilizations fall? The history of humankind has been marked by patterns of growth and decline. Some declines have been gradual, occurring over centuries. Others have been rapid, occurring over the course of a few years. War, drought, natural disaster, disease, overpopulation, economic disruption: any of these or a combination of these events can bring about the collapse of a civilization.

 

COMMON CORE LITERACY IN SOCIAL STUDIES/HISTORY LESSONS

 

Achieve the CORE by using these lessons to incorporate literacy into your teaching.

PBS NEWS HOUR FOR STUDENTS

 

Current Events explored in-depth with lesson plans.

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Map of Europe at the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476 A.D..