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- How does geography influence the way people live?
- How do governments change?
- Why does conflict develop?
- What are the characteristics of a leader?
- the effect that geography had on the rise of Rome
- how Rome gained control of the Mediterranean region
- how conflict between Rome's social classes led to change in its government
- what caused the decline of the Roman Republic
- the events that enabled Rome to become an empire
- what caused the Roman Empire to prosper
- explain how geographic features contributed to the settlement and growth of Rome
- analyze the perspective of a member of a Roman-conquered community
- identify reasons why inequality exists
- discuss the perspective of the Roman social classes
- explain how conflict was resolved between patricians and plebeians
- discuss how conflict between Rome and Carthage led to the Punic Wars
- describe the events of the Punic Wars
- analyze problems that can cause a nation's decline
- identify the causes of the Roman Republic's decline
- determine the impact of Julius Caesar
- identify the events and people that led to the establishment of the Roman Empire
- identify qualities of a good leader
- determine the impact of Augustus
- compare actions of Roman leaders with today's U.S. leaders.
Key Ideas and Details
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.2 Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.5 Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.6 Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.7 Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.8 Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.9 Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.10 By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and profic