Warm Up What physical features are needed to create a civilization? What characteristics/ features are needed to make civilizations successful? Rome Geography Challenge Objective
Students will be able to explain how the physical environment of Rome influences it economy, culture and trade patterns. The purpose is for students to understand how the past has influenced our society today. This means students will be able to participate in a Geography Challenge about
the Roman Empire. Key Vocabulary Etruscans Romulus & Remus Republic Patricians Plebeians Dictator
Roman Senate Consuls Tribunes Assembly Veto Punic Wars Gladiator Ides of March
Pax Romana Constantine Huns Think about Task You are to complete each of the 8 Geography Cards. Make sure to answer the questions in complete
sentences Label the map on the opposite side of the worksheet as directed. Make sure to use color pencils not markers to complete these tasks! Ancient Rome Question 1
What is the name of the plain on which Rome is located? Label the city of Rome on your map. Then color the plain on which Rome is located yellow, and label it. Ancient Rome Question 2 What mountain ranges are located to the east and north of Rome?
Draw in these mountain ranges on your map, color them brown, and label them Ancient Rome Question 3 What three large bodies of water did the Roman Empire touch? Label these bodies of water on your map, and color them blue.
Ancient Rome Question 4 What river connects Rome to the Mediterranean Sea? Draw in this river on your map, color it blue, and label it. Ancient Rome Question 5
What three features formed the central northern boundary of the Roman Empire? Label these features on your map. Ancient Rome Question 6 One of the major territories controlled by Rome in 117 C.E. was Britain. What were four others?
Label these territories on your map. Ancient Rome Question 7 What desert formed the southern boundary of the Roman Empire? Label this desert on your map, and color it red. Ancient Rome Question 8
Approximately how many miles did the Roman Empire stretch from east to west? Label the scale of miles on your map. Lets Check Our Work The plain on which Rome is located is called the Latium Plain.
The mountain ranges to the east and north of Rome are the Apennines and the Alps. The 3 bodies of water that the Roman Empire touched are the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, and Atlantic Ocean. The Tiber River connects Rome to the Mediterranean Sea. The features that formed the central northern boundary of the Roman Empire are the Danube River, the Carpathian Mountains, and the
Rhine River. Besides Britain, the major territories controlled by Rome in the year 117 CE were Spain, Gaul, Greece, Asia Minor, Syria, Judea, and Egypt. The Sahara Desert formed the southern boundary of the Roman Empire. The Roman Empire stretched 2,500 miles from east to west.
Critical Thinking Consider the location of the Italian peninsula. How might this location have helped the Romans control trade in the Mediterranean region? How might the mountain ranges of Italy have affected peoples lives in ancient times? Were the Romans more likely to choose a land or a water route to Spain? Ex- plain your answer.
At one time, the Romans avoided sea travel because the Italian peninsula had few good harbors. What evidence can you find to support the argument that this geographical drawback was eventually overcome? Processing What geographic features contributed to the growth of Rome's vast empire? Warm Up
Rome Geography Challenge Objective Students will be able to explain how the physical environment of Rome influences it economy, culture and trade patterns. The purpose is for students to understand how the past has influenced our society today.
This means students will be able to participate in a Geography Challenge about the Roman Empire. Key Vocabulary Etruscans Romulus & Remus Republic Patricians
Plebeians Dictator Roman Senate Consuls Tribunes Assembly Veto Punic Wars
Gladiator Ides of March Pax Romana Constantine Huns Pre-Reading What is the title of the Chapter?
Read the Intro on page 309, what two topics are you most interested in learning about? Sketch the graphic organizer on page 309, based upon the picture how do you think the Romans were influenced by the Greece and the Etruscans? What are the headings in this chapter?
Look at all the pictures/visuals in this chapter, which visual states out to you and why? Read the chapter summary on page 315, what is the main idea of this chapter? Romulus and Remus Based upon what you read in the Introduction
Who were Romulus and Remus? What was unique about their lives? According to the legend, how was Rome founded? Romes Neighbors Look at the graphic organizer on page 309, what do you think is happening?
Read 32.2 on page 310, after go back to the graphic organizer. What do you see? What peninsula is shown here?
What does the figure on the map represent? Why are his hands out stretched? What is the figure above the figure? What does it represent? What is the figure below? What does it represent? Influence of the Greek and Etruscans
Area influenced by Greek and Etruscan Culture Engineering Sporting Events Architecture Writing Art Mythology Describe the Influence
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