This lesson describes how Rome became a republic and ultimately, a powerful empire.
Three 42-minute periods
Ca. 753 B.C.E. the Roman government began as a monarchy. By ca. 494 B.C.E., Rome was a republic. Today we will learn about the three branches of government that made up the Roman Republic.
Students will be able to:
define vocabulary words related to the Roman Republic;
name the three branches of Rome's Republic;
and, explain the functions of each branch.
Prior to the lesson, students made flash cards to learn the vocabulary terms. The terms they had to define were as follows: plebeian, patrician, republic, representative, Senate, tribune, consul, and Twelve Tables.
Using a "cloze" format, students will move the vocabulary words into the appropriate blank spaces in the paragraph (SMART Board application #1 found on slide #3 of SMART Board or .pdf application).
Show and discuss a video clip from United Streaming, "Representative Government (509-27 B.C.E.)"
Students will identify the three branches of the Roman Republic.
The second SMART Board application involves using the stylus and writing the branches of government in the correct box (slide #4).
Students will complete a worksheet, a three column graphic organizer for homework. (attached as a separate worksheet as well as found within the .xbk/.pdf file - slide #5).
Use the graphic organizer and work with the students to identify the three branches of government and the duties of each.
Show the clip from Brain Pop entitled "Roman Republic" (if you are a member). If you are not a member, use the website listed under Materials/Web Resources titled "Roman Empire."
Students will take the pop quiz (BrainPop clip - or slide #6 of the .xbk/.pdf file attached). The results are part of the assessment.
Review the pop quiz (Answer key = slide #7 of the .xbk/.pdf file).
Evaluate student learning using a short answer format.
Our World by Macmillan/McGraw HillRoman Republic Graphic Organizer
The assessments are continuous. The activities on the SMART Board and the graphic organizer give an indication of mastery of the lesson. The BrainPop quiz and the three short answer questions serve as formal evaluations.
The pop quiz from BrainPop - Ten questions (each one worth 10 points)
Three short answer evaluation - (each one worth 10 points)
This instructional content was intended for use with a SMART Board. The .xbk file below can only be opened with SMART Notebook software. To download this free software from the SMART Technologies website, please click here.Roman_Government.xbkRoman Government.pdf
Thomas Beato, Enlarged City School District of Middletown