Unit 8, Ancient Rome; Lesson 13: The Fall of Rome Continued

Note:  TTW= The Teacher Will; TSW= The Students Will; GCR= Google Classroom 

I.  Standard(s): 6.62 Analyze the fall of the Western Roman Empire, including difficulty governing its large territory, political corruption, economic instability, and attacks
by Germanic tribes, and identify the continuation of the Eastern Roman Empire as the Byzantine Empire. 

     A.  Clear Target: I can explain the division of the Roman empire into East and West, and identify the establishment of Constantinople as the capital by Constantine

     B.  Set: TTW start the class by having TS complete a bell ringer activity (C below) while TT takes care of admin things in the classroom (attendance and such).  After administrative tasks are complete,  and TS have had at least 5 minutes of class time for the bell ringer, TTW continue the class by reading the posted school and classroom rules. Next, TTW have a student give a classroom rule and the SOAR principle that it falls under.  This reinforces the rules in the students at the beginning of the class, and gets some critical thinking started.  After the rules, TTW tell some funny riddles to continue the critical thinking, and to get TS ready to learn.  TTW then read the clear target to TS and discuss any terms or concepts in the target that may need explaining.

          1. Interest Cue: The interest cue for the day is the bell ringer activity.  It is a GIMKIT over the day’s lesson.

          2.  Review: TTW assess if there needs to be a review of the previous day’s lesson.  If a review is needed, TTW have the students get out their notes and will review the material with them.

     C.   Bell Ringer: There is a GIMKIT over the day’s lesson. Here is the link.

     D.  Presentation of New Material: Today, TSW go through a presentation on the fall of Rome and answer the lecture questions in D.3 below as their notes.  To make their notes, on their own paper, TSW write down the lecture questions, leave space to answer, and then answer each question in the space they provided.  The questions are in D.3. below. Here is the link to the presentation: The Fall of Rome

1.  N/A

            2. N/A

            3.  Lecture Questions: 

  1. What was disrupting Roman trade?
  2. Why were Roman farms producing less?
  3. Roman Legions were increasingly filled with ___________ that were loyal to _________  or _________ and not Rome.
  4. Diocletian tried to reform Roman society.  What did he do to try and lower inflation?   What did he do to make Rome more manageable to rule over?
  5. Who was Attila the Hun?
  6. What impact did Attila the Hun’s attacks on the Roman Empire have on the Western Roman Empire?
  7. Why did the Eastern Roman Empire flourish?
  8. What city helped the Eastern Empire flourish and how?

     E.  Guided Practice: TTW show the students how to get to the day’s presentation of new material and independent practice; and explain what they are doing to complete the day’s lesson.  TTW then choose a student at random to perform the same tasks.  Write a law…question and answer to get the writing started

    F.  Independent Practice (The assignments are due the next school day unless otherwise stated):  

1.  TSW write and answer the questions in section “D3. Presentation of New Material.” on their own paper and add it to their note packets.

2. TSW complete

   G.  Closure:  TSW be able to answer the following question(s) in the next day’s class discussion: What caused Constantine to become a Christian?

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