Unit 8, Ancient Rome; Lesson 3: Geography III

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

I.  Standard(s): 6.51-6.52

     A.  Clear Target: I can identify and locate the geographical features of ancient Rome, and analyze how the geographical location of ancient Rome contributed to its political and economic growth in the Mediterranean region and beyond.

     B.  Bell Ringer: 

          1.  TSW be able to answer the question below based on the previous lesson’s clear target in order to provide Closure for the previous day’s lesson:

               a.  Previous Day’s Lesson’s Closure Question(s): Explain the advantages of Rome’s Geography?

               b.  Review:  After the class has answered the question to the best of their ability, 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.  If no review is needed TTW have the students get ready for today’s lesson.

2.  TSW write the questions from Section D. Presentation of New Material, number 3. a-? in their notebooks and leave space under each question to answer it.  This will be graded by a quiz in a future lesson.

     C.  Set: TTW lead a discussion on the clear target and or bell ringer to ensure that the students understand it/them.  TTW lead a discussion on the assignment from the day before to ensure understanding.

     D.  Presentation of New Material: TSW listen to a lecture and answer their key questions in their notes while going through the presentation.  Here is a link to the presentation on Ancient Rome’s Geography: Rome Geography

1.  TSW complete their notes by writing down writing down and answering the questions in Section D. Presentation of New Material, number 3.  They will do this while listening to the lecture/reviewing the presentation.

            2. N/A

            3.  Lecture Questions:

a.  What affected Rome’s climate?

b.  What was Rome’s climate like?

c.  Why was the Tiber River important?

d.  What was important about the river valleys and plains throughout the Italian peninsula?

e.  What did a mild climate and fertile land lead to?

f.  Why was the region easy to unify for the Romans?

g.  What helped Rome become an important center of trade?

h.  What does the story of Romulus and Remus try to explain?

i.  By whom, and how was Rome eventually formed?

j.  What three groups initially settled in Italy?

k.  What group first ruled Rome?

l.  When the Romans took control of Rome, what form of government did they establish?


     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.

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

1.  TSW complete their notes by writing down the questions in Section D. Presentation of New Material and then answering the questions.

2.  N/A

   G.  Closure:  TSW be able to answer the following question(s) in the next day’s class discussion: Explain the advantages of Rome’s Geography?

   H.  Assessment: TSW take a quiz on Ancient Rome’s geography.  Here is the link

  1. Question and answer/Discussions/The guided practice

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