The Roman Empire - In The First Century
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National Standards
  The lesson plans for The Roman Empire in the First Century are designed to engage and challenge students in a number of curriculum areas. These include world history, social studies, geography, science, mathematics, communication arts, religion, sociology, behavioral studies, current events, mythology, economics, theater, and engineering design in grades 6-12. The McREL Compendium of K-12 Standards Addressed in the lesson plans are listed below and vary by lesson.

World History
Standard 9: Understands how major religious and large-scale empires arose in the Mediterranean Basin, China, and Indian from 500 BCE to 300 CE.
Standard 11: Understands major global trends from 1000 BCE to 300 CE.

Historical Understanding
Standard 1: Understands and knows how to analyze chronological relationships and patterns.
Standard 2: Understands the historical perspective.

Standard 1: Understands the characteristics and uses of maps, globes, and other geographic tools and technologies.
Standard 2: Knows the location of places, geographic features, and patterns of the environment.
Standard 3: Understands the characteristics and uses of spatial organization of Earth's surface.
Standard 4: Understands the physical and human characteristics of place
Standard 9: Understands the nature, distribution, and migration of human populations on Earth's surface.
Standard 12: Understands the patterns of human settlement and their causes.
Standard 17: Understands how geography is used to interpret the past.

Standard 1: Demonstrates competency in writing scripts.
Standard 2: Uses acting skills.

Language Arts

Standard 2: Uses the stylistic and rhetorical aspects of writing.
Standard 3: Uses grammatical and mechanical conventions in written compositions.
Standard 4: Gathers and uses information for research purposes.

Standard 5: Uses the general skills and strategies of the reading process.
Standard 7: Uses reading skills and strategies to understand and interpret a variety of informational texts.

Listening and Speaking
Standard 8: Uses listening and speaking strategies for different purposes.

Standard 9: Uses viewing skills and strategies to understand and interpret visual media.

Standard 1: Uses a variety of strategies in the problem-solving process.
Standard 2: Understands and applied basic and advanced properties of the concepts of numbers.
Standard 3: Uses basic and advanced procedures while performing the processes of computation.

Standard 13: Understands the scientific enterprise.

Behavioral Studies
Standard 1: Understands that group and cultural influences contribute to human development, identity, and behavior.
Standard 4: Understands conflict, cooperation, and interdependence among individuals, groups, and institutions.

Working with Others
Standard 1: Contributes to the overall effort of a group.
Standard 4: Displays effective interpersonal communication skills.
Standard 5: Demonstrates leadership skills.

Thinking and Reasoning
Standard 1: Understands the basic principles of presenting an argument.
Standard 3: Effectively uses mental processes that are based on identifying similarities and differences.
Standard 6: Applied decision-making techniques.

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National Standards

Lesson 1:
When in Rome...

Lesson 2:
Getting to Know the Emperors of Rome

Lesson 3:
Religion in Politics and Daily Life

Lesson 4:
Mapping an Empire

Lesson 5:
Who's Who in Roman History

Lesson 6:
The Violence of Ancient Rome

Lesson 7:
Technology and Medicine

Lesson 8:
Slaves, the Labor Force, and the Economy

The Roman Empire - In The First Century