Unit Three: Ancient Rome
Upon successful completion of this unit, students will:
  • Understand how and why people create, maintain, or change systems of power, authority, and governance.
  • Understand the role of culture and cultural diffusion on the development and maintenance of societies.
  • Understand the role of individuals and groups within a society as promoters of change or the status quo.
  • Understand the effects of geographical factors on historical events.
  • Understand cause and effect relationships and other historical thinking skills in order to interpret events or issues.
Assignments:
For this unit, students will have three weeks to explore Ancient Rome.  Students can pick what assignments they would like to complete but must complete 100 points of assignments from the menu of options below. They must also cover all 5 standards in their assignments.  Click here for more specific guidelines regarding this project.

This project is due on November 11 (A-Day Classes) or November 15 (B-Day Classes)!

Mrs. Murray's Class Site
>> See below for important assignments, dates and links.
Course Description - World History I is the study of the civilizations of the ancient world up through the Middle Ages.  Special emphasis is placed on the early river valley civilizations, the Egyptians, the Greeks, and the Romans.  In this course you will develop a better understanding of the world religions and their importance to other world cultures.  Other regions explored are the non-Western civilizations in Asia.
This course fulfills the World elective requirement.
 
World History I
Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
  • Understand historical patterns, periods of time and the relationships among these elements.
  • Understand how and why people create, maintain or change systems of power, authority, and governance.
  • Understand the role of cultural diffusion on the development and maintenance of societies.
  • Understand the role of individuals and groups as promoters of change or status quo.
  • Understand the effect of economic needs and wants of individual and group decisions.
  • Understand the effects of geographic factors on historical events.
  • Understand the role of innovations on the development and interaction between societies.
  • Understand cause and effect relationships and other historical thinking skills in order to interpret events and issues.
 
Unit One: The Rise of Civilizations and Empires
Upon completion of this unit, students will:
  • Understand how and why early river valley civilizations created systems of power, authority, and governance.
  • Understand the effect of economic needs and wants of individual and group decisions.
  • Understand the effects of geographic factors on historical events.
  • Understand the role of innovations on the development and interaction between societies.
Assignments:
Early River Valley Civilization Chart

About the Unit One Test:
40 points
5 short answer questions (from the Fertile Crescent Fact Sheet)
5 free response questions (from the standards above)
10 fill in the blanks (from the early river valley civilization chart)

Unit One Test is on Wednesday, September 22 and Thursday, September 23!

 
Unit Two: The Legacy of Greece
Upon completion of this unit, students will:

  • Understand how and why people create, maintain, or change systems of power, authority, and governance.
  • Understand the role of culture and cultural diffusion on the development and maintenance of societies.
  • Understand the role of individuals and groups within a society as promoters of change or the status quo.
  • Understand the effects of geographic factors on historical events.
  • Understand cause and effect relationships and other historical thinking skills in order to interpret events and issues.
Assignments:
Ancient Greece Webquest
Classical Greece Travel Brochure
Legacy of Classical Greece Graphic Organizer
Ancient Greece Timeline
Alexander in Persia and India (A1, A2, B2)
Alexander and Pericles (B1 only)
Leadership Resume (B1 only)
Leadership Interview (A1, A2, B2)
Unit 2 Review

About the Unit Two Test:
40 points
Questions over all 5 standards listed above
See Unit Two Review (above) for help

Unit Two Test is on Thursday, October 21 and Friday, October 22!

 
Notes to help you review:
Classical Greece
Philip and Alexander


Appetizers (10 Points)

Advertisement
Choose one emperor and advertise one change that ruler wante  to implement during his reign.  Display on 8x11 aper.
Standard 4

Venn Diagram
Your topics to choose from:
U.S. Govt. & Roman Govt.
OR
Any 2 emperors from page 164
Standard 2


Political Cartoon
Create a political cartoon that criticizes the reign of an emperor or a policy of your choice
Standards 2 & 4

Persuasive Essay
Write a one page (handwritten) essay persuading an emperor of your choice to institute a change of your choice
Standards 2 & 4

Sides (25 Points)

Play Script
Write a play about the cause and effects of an historical event of your choosing
Standard  8

Document Based Question
Write an essay based on information synthesized from documents provided
Standard 3

Voice Thread
Create a presentation featuring an important Roman figure
Standard 4

Travel Brochure
Highlight attractions of Ancient Rome through the creation of a travel brochure
Standards 3 & 6

I Scavenger Hunt
Participate in a webquest to investigate Ancient Rome
Standard 3

Entrees (75 Points)

CAUTION: These options are the most difficult assignments you can choose.  Upon choosing one of these options you are saying you understand that a great deal of effort in and outside class is necessary in order to be successful with these options.

Movie
Create a ten-minute movie about three important aspects of the Roman Empire
Standards 2, 4, & 8

Newspaper
Create a six-section newspaper featuring the various aspects of Roman culture
Standards 2, 3, 4, 6, & 8

Research Paper
Write an 8-10 page typed paper based on preselected topics or one you propose
Standards 2, 4, & 8

Dinner for Two (20 Points)
Note: You may only have "Dinner for Two" once.

Board Game: Create a board game based on one historical event in Ancient Rome (Standard 8)
Debate: Research and debate two sides of a preselected topic or one of your own choosing (Standard 2)
Museum Exhibit: Create a Roman-themed museum exhibit (Standard 3)

Unit Three Test is on Friday, November 12 and Monday, November 15!

Here are some notes to help you review for the unit three test:Ancient Rome
And don't forget to check out this Unit Three Review Guide

SEMESTER REVIEW GUIDE