Ancient Rome Unit Study

Just for Fun: The Colosseum. If you cant see this video, useLINK.

The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth Speare (5th+)

Romans at Work and Play. (all text)

30 Days to Understanding the Bible in 15 Minutes a Day! Expanded Editionby Max E. Anders. ISBN 0785214232. Used as a family resource, 4th+. Otherwise 7th+.

History Pockets: Ancient Civilizationsby Evan Moor.For grades 1-3. Use the Ancient Rome section only (pgs. 58-68) and save the rest for another unit. In each section, you will find the following: a reproducible pocket label, four picture dictionary words, a fact sheet of background information for the teacher, a reproducible student information booklet complete with illustrations, a postcard of a famous monument, two puppets to show the clothing, arts and crafts projects, plus writing activities. ISBN: 1557999007.

Dress a Roman Soldier, online activity.

Ancient Rome Activity Book, pg. 38, Paintings, House Mural

Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 39, The Legionary.

Crafts From the Past: The Romansby Gillian Chapman. Learn about the Roman Empire by making crafts. Great for the

by Melanie and Christopher Rice. 3-8.

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Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 41, Emperor Report Form.

Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 70, Roman Holiday-Places to Visit.

Roman BathsandVirtual tour of Roman BathandRoman Bath.

Create a notebook for each unit. Include a timeline, map studies, biographical sketches, dictionary of terms, copies of worksheets and composition projects, and photos of crafts or other hands-on projects. At the end of each year, select a representative sample and place in your childsportfolio.

Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 48, A Trip to the Baths.

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History Detectives: The Romansby Philip Ardagh. A unique way to learn about Ancient Rome – solve a mystery. Its up to you to unmask the kidnapper of the emperors son. You will follow clues, look at pictures, and collect points while solving the mystery and learning all about life in the Roman empire. Grades 3-6. ISBN 0333900936.

Uncle Joshs Outline Map Bookby George Wiggers. The best blank map resource available. ISBN 0970240309. 2000. All grades.

Detectives in Togasby Henry Winterfield, Historical Fiction, 2002. 249 pages. In an effort to save a boy wrongly accused, a group of young friends living in ancient Rome search for the culprit who scrawled graffiti on the temple wall. Originally published 1959. 2002. ISBN 0152162801. Gr 4+

. Crafts include: making mosaics, mosaic games, scrolls, mosaic clock, columns from cardboard, temple and shrines from boxes, plaster paperweight, terra cotta lamps from clay, Imperial bust from cardboard and paper mach, Roman coins from clay, drawing of gladiators, chariot and horse from cardboard, periscope from cardboard, and Roman ruins desk organizer. Gr 3+ ISBN 157572734X.

Ancient Rome Activity Book, pg. 14, Coins

Video: The Robe, the persecution of early Christians

Video: Spartacus with Lawrence Olivier and Kirk Douglas – Heres a movie trailer to get you interested! Borrow the full video from Blockbuster. If you cant see the trailer, use thisLINK.

Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 44, Women in Rome and America.

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Cultural Atlas for Young People, Ancient Romeby Mike Corbishley is an excellent book that could be used for all grade levels as a read-aloud. Unfortunately, this book is out of print. If you can find one used, grab it. ISBN 0816019703.

Ancient Rome Daily Life -Architecture.

Ancient Rome Activity Book, pg. 30, Literature, Make a scroll.

Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 71-72, Roman Holiday-A Walking Tour.

Ancient Rome, Thematic Unitby TCM. Lots of informative worksheets and composition projects and a few activities. For kids who struggle with writing, do orally. 4th-8th grade. ISBN 1557345961.

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Ancient Rome Activity Book, pg. 35, Foil Sculpture

Video: Ben Hur with Charleston Heston

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Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 17. Where did the Roman Empire Start?

Cleopatra of Egypt by Leonora Hornblow, 69-30 BC (Landmark), 5th+

Royal Diaries: Cleopatraby Kristiana Gregory. ISBN 0590819755. 221 pages. While her father is in hiding after attempts on his life, twelve-year-old Cleopatra records in her diary how she fears for her own safety and hopes to survive to become Queen of Egypt some day. 1999. Gr 4+

Ancient Rome Activity Book, pg. 36, Build a Memorial Column.

7. History of Rome – Videos from History Channel(You may wish to view ahead of time before showing to younger children to see if its suitable.) Each segment is about 10 minutes.

Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 51, Latin Today.

Read30 Days, pages 127-134 (Gospel Era), 6th+

Create a notebook containing drawings, magazine pictures, photos, or written information about the countries family life, food, homes, work, entertainment, government, religion, education. crafts, etc.

Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 24, Cincinnatus, the Man Who Would Not be King. (Need

Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 45, The Colosseum.

AD 325 Nicene Creed written, the chief articles of the Christian faith.

Ancient Rome Activity Book, pg. 45, Soldiers

Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 47, Chariot Races.

Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 56, Building Arches in Rome.

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Ancient Rome Activity Book, pg. 41, Roman Take-Out

See Through History: Ancient Romeby Simon James. 48 pgs., oversize, color illus. ISBN 0670844934. Gr 4+

Ancient Rome Activity Book, pg. 24, Jewelry

Ancient Rome Activity Book, pg. 23, Wigs & Makeup

UsingUncle Joshs Outline Map Book, page 2, Ancient Rome, show the approximate location of the Ancient Roman Empire. Mark the location of Rome, Alps, Colosseum, Mediterranean Sea, Tiber River, Constantinople, Palestine, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Gaul, Carthage, and Sicily

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Ancient Rome Daily Life-Entertainment.

Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 67, Tunic and Toga.

Video: Ancient Civilizations for Children: Rome. Join archaeologist Arizona Smith and a young detective-in-training as they unlock the clues ancient Rome, including a visit to Pompeii. Ages 8-12. Video. ISBN 1572251433. Try the local library for this video.

Pompeii, the Day the City was Buried

SOTWAB, pg. 134-136, Rome and Christians (Art project-Neros crown)

Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 26, Foreign Adventure: I Came, I Saw, I Conquered.

SOTWAB, pg. 106, Roman Centurion Coloring Page

Ancient Rome Activity Book, pg. 17, Home Life, diorama.

SOTWAB, pg. 139-142, Rome Begins to Weaken (map work, coloring page, craft-design a celtic border, activities-celtic feast, Roman ball game)

Ancient Rome Daily Life-The Evening Meal.

Ancient Rome Daily Life-Clothing and Hair Styles.

Mt. Vesuvius & the Destruction of Pompeii

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ARRCLR, pg. 28-29, Sacred Flame & Household Shrine

Ancient Rome Activity Book, pg. 31, Writing, Make a wax tablet.

Exploring Ancient Cities of the Bibleby Michael Carroll. Learn about the ancient world through archaeology. Written from a Christian perspective. Covers Old and New Testament cities. Excellent. 48 pgs. color, ISBN 0781436958. Gr 3+

Ancient Rome Activity Book, pg. 27-29, Feast & Cooking Roman Recipes

SOTWAB, pg. 104, Ransom Caesar Game

Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 32, Christians and the Roman World.

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SOTWAB, pg. 105, Caesar the Hero, Map Study

Lesson 18: Christian Persecution, (AD 306-337) Constantine, & the Fall of the Empire (Week 9, Lesson 2)

0-6 AD Birth of Christ; Beginnings of Christianity

pages 36-47, Welcome to Rome, Jesus

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This unit has been designed to be completed innine weeks, covering two, 1 – 3 hour lessons per week. This is a very short introduction to the subject. For a more detailed study, customize the unit to the length you desire by choosing how much material you cover and how long you take to cover it. More than enough materials is suggested so that you can pick and choose what will work for your family.

44 BC March 15, Ides of March, assassination of Julius Caesar, led by friend Brutus and Cassius

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Ancient Rome Activity Book, pg. 16, Calendar

Ancient Rome, How it Affects You Todayby Richard Maybury. Written in a letter format, this book is an interesting way to learn about Rome, Economics, and how history repeats itself. Controversial, but worth the read. 7th-12th. ISBN 0942617223.

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Life in the Time of Augustus and the Ancient Romans by Michael Poulton. 64 pgs., oversize, color illustrations. ISBN 0811433501. Gr 6th+

1. Read appropriate pages in your textbook(s). Compare the story of Romulus and Remus with Cain and Abel.

SOTWAB, pg. 103, Rise of Julius Caesar, Coloring Page

POMPEII-BURIED ALIVE!Step Into Reading, Level 3. A simple retelling of the fateful days in 79 A.D. when Mt. Vesuvius erupted and the people in the ancient town of Pompeii perished. PreK-3.

Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 19, Composition, Etruscans.

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AD 395 At Theodosiuss death, his will splits the Roman Empire into Western Empire & Eastern Empire (Byzantine Empire);

A history based unit should include a timeline study of the major historical events, a biographical examination of the major people living in these civilizations, an investigation into the major discoveries or accomplishments of each civilization, an understanding of specific terminology, and map and culture studies of the various civilizations and their modern counterparts. Follow up with a review lesson and quizzes, if desired. Read overGeneral Directions for Cindys Unit Studiesfor more information. For help in this area,The Checklistincludes a list of major events, major people, discoveries/accomplishments, terms, culture studies, and much more.

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Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 65, Roman and American Coins.

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Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 43, Senators, Citizens, Subjects, and Slaves.

Augustus Caesars World(44 BC to 14 AD) by Genevieve Foster. ISBN 0964380323. 4th+

Roman AchievementsTechnology, andInventions.

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AD 476 end of Western Empire. Beginning of the Middle Ages

AD 330 Constantine Moves to Byzantium which is renamed Constantinople.

Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 54-55, Monumental Math.

Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 57, Ancient, Medieval, and Modern

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SOTWAB, pg. 102, Rise of Julius Caesar Map Study

Glossary of People & Events in New Testament Rome.

Ancient Rome Activity Book, pg. 4-5, Ancient Roman Empire Map Study

Ancient Rome Activity Book, pg. 40, Festival, Hand-Dipped Candles.

2. A brief, but silly, history of Rome – just for fun! If you cant see this video, useLINK.

Roads & Travel, Communication & Trade

Multi Media Collections: Ancient Rome (Multimedia Kits)

Ancient Romeby George Moore. This resource includes short reading topics, worksheets, and arts & craft suggestions. Black & white illustrations. Created for Gr. 4-7.

SOTWAB, pg. 108, Augustus Caesar Coloring Page

Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 61, Roman Art, Mosaics, Frescoes, and Carving.

AD 230 Persian wars break out and barbarian invasions begin

by Henry Winterfield. Historical Fiction, 2002. 217 pages. The purchase of a slave for their teacher leads a group of schoolboys in ancient Rome into a dangerous intrigue.ISBN 0152162682. Gr 4+

Ancient Rome Activity Book, pg. 46-47, Gladiators & Chariot Races

Ancient Rome Activity Book, pg. 42-43, Games

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Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 46, My New Show for the Colosseum.

Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 50, Famous Sayings.

Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 52, How Much Latin Do You Speak?

Video: Julius Caesar with Marlon Brando

Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 28, Augustus, the First Emperor.

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Spend the Day in Ancient Rome: Projects and Activities that Bring the Past to Life.by Linda Honan. Students do everything from draping a toga and making a gladiators shield to learning Roman games and making a Roman feast. ISBN 0471154539.

Ancient Rome Activity Book, pg. 37, Make Pottery

Ancient Rome Activity Book, pg. 32-33, Language, Latin Match-Up

Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 31, Heroes of Rome.

Shakespeare Mini Books. 96 pages. 2003. Hamlet, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Macbeth, A Midsummers Nights Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, and The Tempest. 8 reproducible, comic-style booklets. ISBN 0439366011. Gr 4-8.

ARRCLR, pg. 7-9, Roman Banquet, Kitchen, Utensils

SOTWAB, pg. 134-139, Rome & the Christians (craft-salt dough map, activities-make a secret symbol, make a catacomb, make your own lyre, make Constantines shield, cooking-make an edible shield cheesecake.

Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 23, Democracy or Republic?

Ancient Rome Activity Book, pg. 39, Mosaics

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– 3D video . If you cant see this video, useLINK.

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color the country of Italy and label the city of Rome, major cities, waterways, mountains, and landmarks. Compare the ancient Roman empire and with Rome today.

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Buried City of Pompeii. by Shelley Tanaka. ISBN 0786815418. 4th+

Most books written for children about Ancient Rome cover the same topics but in a different order; therefore, you can use any childrens book(s) on Ancient Rome that you are able to acquire for this unit. As you go through the lesson plan, read a chapter in your particular book that covers the topic(s) for that lesson. You may need more than one book to cover every topic.

NEW!Ancient RomeHistory Pockets. Grades 1-3.

ARRCLR, pg. 21-22, Colosseum & Gladiators

ARRCLR, pg. 4-6, Roman House, Villa, Furniture

Ancient Rome Activity Book, pg. 22, Clothing, Drape a toga.

Be sure to enter these topics on your copy ofThe Checklist.

47 BC Julius Caesar becomes dictator; Gallic Wars (conquered France – Veni, vidi, vice I came, I saw, I conquered)

Ancient Rome Activity Book, pg. 7, Roman Law, develop some home laws.

Citizens of Rome, Marriage & Family Life, Children & Education

Short video about elephants and war. If you cant see this video, use LINK.

Lesson 4: Citizens of Rome, Marriage & Family Life, Children & Education

Ancient Rome Activity Book, pg. 34, Theater, Make a mask.

AD 1453 Ottoman Turks besiege Constantinople. End of Byzantine Empire. Constantinople becomes Istanbul; Religion is Islam.

Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 18, Romulus and Remus.

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Please let me know if any of these links do not work. Email:.

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The Librarian Who Measured the Earthby Kathyrn Laskey. The life of Eratosthenes of Cyrene, geographer and head of library in Alexandria, who used geometry to calculate the circumference of the earth in around 200 B.C. ISBN 0316515264. 48 pages. 1994. Gr 2-5

Video: Demetrius and the Gladiators. A Gladiator becomes a Christian

First Century JerusalemandChristianity.

The Story of the World, Ancient Times, Volume 1by Susan Wise Bauer. Rome is covered in chapters 27 (Rise of Rome: Romulus and Remus), 28 (Roman Empire, gods, builders, gladiators), 29 (Romes war with Carthage), 34 (Julius Caesar), 35 (Caesars conquests, Cleopatra), 36 (1st Roman prince), 37 (Beginning of Christianity), 38 (End of Ancient Jewish Nation), 39 (Nero and Christian persecution, Constantine), 40 (Rome divides into 2 kingdoms), 41 (Barbarians attack Rome), 42 (end of Rome). This is written in a conversational tone which makes it easy to listen to for all ages. You can even order theAudio CDsinstead! Very few illustrations; however, it does cover Christianity in Rome very well. ISBN 0971412901. Gr 1-8

SOTWAB, pg. 142-145, Attacking Barbarians (map work, coloring page, craft-Barbarian bracelet, activity-reassemble a Roman pot, art-draw Attila the Hun)

SOTWAB, pg. 145-149, End of Rome (map work, coloring page, craft-emperors scepter, craft-collage, activity-Roman Feast

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MasadaJewish Revolt, andMassacre at Masada.

Read30 Days, pages 113-126 (Geography of the NT), 6th+

by TCM. MacWin CD. Contains hundreds of exportable items–photographs, drawings, documents, video clips, and audio clips. Students can use this to create multimedia presentations of Ancient Rome for an end-of-unit project. Great for the

1. Read appropriate pages in your textbook(s).

Sports, Entertainment, Bath Houses, Chariots & Gladiators

Here is the LINK forGoogle Earth/Rome.

1. Read appropriate pages in your textbook(s).

Video: Cleopatra with Elizabeth Taylor

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UsingUncle Joshs Outline Map Book, page 32, Italy, show the location (approximate) of:

by Rosemary Sutcliff (Roman Britain), 5th+

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You can print off the freeAncient Rome Timeline PiecesandTimelineto use in your own homeschool. These are pdf documents so you will need the freeAcrobat Readerto print them. If you have a laser printer, the timeline pieces will look professionally printed. The clipart used in this timeline is from Art Explosion (NOVA Development).

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Ancient Rome Daily Life-Lunch and Siestas.

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Christian Persecution, Constantine, and the Fall of the Empire

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Ancient Rome Activity Book, pg. 15, Numerals

AD 303-305 Great Persecution of Christians

AD 337 Constantine is baptized as a Christian

Old Testament Take-Home Bible Stories (PreK-2).Carson-Delosa 0498. 2003. Fun, easy-to-make booklets for PreK-2nd+

ARRCLR, pg. 31, Bust of Emperor Hadrian

Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 30, the Decline and Fall.

Architecture, Engineering, Famous Buildings, Technology

Rome Crossword Puzzle – create your own review crossword puzzle about Rome with theCrossword Puzzle Maker.

Ancient Rome Activity Book, pg. 13, Weights & Measures

Ancient Rome Daily Life-Board GamesandgamesandFlip & Match.

Teaching Units, The Old Testamentby Grace Publications. ISBN 0764700979. PreK-1+

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Ancient Rome Activity Book, pg. 18, Household Gods, Family History Project

Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 49, Gods and Goddesses.

Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 21, Early Rome Word Search.

Ancient Rome, Come and Discover My Worldby Peter Chrisp. A colorful, 32-page booklet with simple text and fun, hands-on activities. Excellent resource for PreK-6.

AD 324 Constantine ruler of the Empire.

AD 70 Titus captures Jerusalem and destroys the Temple as recorded by the Jewish historian Josephus

ARRCLR, pg. 24-25, Roman Soldier & Equipment

Ancient Rome Activity Book, pg. 44, Crowns

Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 29, A Roman Triumph.

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ARRCLR, pg. 10-11, Roman Clothing, Jewelry

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TheRoman GladiatorandWho Were the Gladiators?.

The Story of the World, Activity Book One: The Ancient Times(SOTWAB) I recommend this for moms who like to do crafts and have the time to get the materials together. Lots of fun activities and some recipes included. Not recommended for busy moms or children who do not enjoy crafts. Use pages 119-149. Save remainder of book for other units.Grades 1-8. ISBN 0971412952.

Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 68-69, A Comfortable House in the City.

Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pgs. 59-60, Growing an Empire: Rome and America.

by Fiona Macdonald. Learn about the role of women in Ancient Rome. Chapters include What is a Woman? Family Life, Health and Beauty, Women at Home, Women at Work, Women and Religion and Famous Women. Very interesting to compare with women today. (Caution: some content is suitable only for older girls.) 48 pgs. oversized, color illustrations. ISBN 0872265706. 7th+

AD 33 (Approximately) Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ

Ancient Rome, Read and Color Learning Fun, pg. 3, Map of Roman Empire

AD 380 Theodosius I establishes Christianity as the official religion of the Empire

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Unlocking Shakespeare: Hamletby Jeanette Sanderson. 2003. Ready-to-go folders features a short, well-known scene accompanied by pop-out notes that explain his old English and make it easy for kids to understand. Also includes a reproducible page that explores literary devices, plus quick and easy activities that extend the scene and help kids comprehend and enjoy the rest of the play. ISBN 0439404215. Also available: Midsummers Night Dream, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet. Gr 5+

and students who love computer projects. ISBN 0743930940.

Pocket Money PouchActivity (Bulla).

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Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 66, Shopping with Roman Coins.

Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 42, Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down for the Emperor.

Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 53, Roman Numerals.

1. Read appropriate pages in your textbook(s).

Reading: For the Temple: Fall of Jerusalem by GA Henty.

Ancient Romeby Daniel Cohen. This book is out of print worth trying to find because it does a great job of telling the story of the rulers of Rome with an easy-to-understand text and lots of color illustrations. For grades 3rd-4th+. ISBN 0385260660.

SOTWAB, pg. 128-131, Beginning of Christianity (Map work, coloring page, Craft-mosaic cross, craft-make a pendant

Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 27, Mart 15, 44 B.C., Assassination of Julius Caesar.

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SOTWAB, pg. 131-134, End of the Ancient Jewish Nation (map work, coloring page, craft-sand art candle holder, craft-dreidel game, cooking-Hanukkah Latkes

Ancient Rome Thematic Unit, pg. 58, Make a Calendar.

1. Terminology to know: republic, dictator, patricians, plebeians, consuls, Punic Wars, provinces, Pax Romana, barbarians, aqueducts, senate, gladiator, forum, oratory, triumvirate, Colosseum, Christianity, Ides of March, Romance language, Circus Maximus, gods of Rome. (Make a page for your notebook with definitions.), 4th+

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