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Legacies of Rome Assignment

Legacies of Rome Project
7th Grade, Ms. Dobbs

Social Studies Content Stantard 1.  

Study the early strengths and lasting contributions of Rome (e.g., significance of Roman citizenship; rights under Roman law; Roman art, architecture, engineering, and philosophy; preservation and transmission of Christianity) and its ultimate internal weaknesses (e.g., rise of autonomous military powers within the empire, undermining of citizenship by the growth of corruption and slavery, lack of education, and distribu­tion of news). 

The Legacies of the Roman Empire


A legacy is ________________________________________________________________________________.

Your task is to research one aspects of the Roman Empire, and create a slide presentation of your findings.

The topic that I am going to research is _________________________________.     I chose this because __________________________________________________________________________________________________.


You should have at least 5 slides not including your title slide and your bibliography.

You should have a bibliography using at least 3 different sources.

Your research needs to make a connection between Ancient Rome and present day.


How are we still using things that the Romans created or used during the peak of the Roman Empire?


Ideas for research:


            Roman food/cuisine                                      Roman Gods

            Womens role in Roman society                    Daily life of a Roman

            Roman Education                                         Roman social classes

            Roman Entertainment                                  Art

            Roman fashion                                              Architecture and Engineering

            Government                                                   Military

            Alchemy                                                         Burial Rituals

            Holidays                                                         Diseases/Medicine

            Trade/Merchants                                          Government

            Military                                                          Alchemy

            Burial Rituals                                                Holidays

            Diseases/Medicine                                          Trade/Merchants