Unit 8, Ancient Rome; Lesson 3: The Republic

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

Prerequisites: TS may move on to lesson 4 as soon as they have permission from the teacher to do so.  In order to get permission, TS must have completed: The Geography notes questions; all homework (or have an exemption pass); and the Geography quiz earing at least an 80%.  TS must show the teacher their notes, homework, and the quiz grade to move on and collect the rewards.

I.  Standard(s): 6.53 Describe the government of the Roman Republic, including: • Branches of government • Checks and
balances • Civic participation • Representative
democracy • 

     A.  Clear Target: I can describe the government of the Roman Republic, including: Branches of government; checks and balances; civic participation; representative democracy; the rule of law; and the 12 Tables.

     B.  Set: 

          1.  TTW review the classroom and school rules, then tell some jokes to get everyone ready to learn.

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

           2.  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. If no review is needed TTW have the students get ready for today’s lesson.

     C.  Bell Ringer: TSW complete a GIMKIT as an interest cue. Here is the link.

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

1.  TSW complete their notes by writing down the questions from section D 3. Lecture Questions, on their own paper.  TSW then write the answers to each question in the space they left between the question.  TSW do this while listening to the lecture/reviewing the presentation linked above.

            2. N/A

            3.  Lecture Questions:

a. How long did the Roman Republic last?

b.  What type of government does a Republic fall into that is still in use today?

c.  Who could vote in Rome?

d.  What made Rome’s Government a Republic form of Democracy?

e.  What does checks and balances is government mean?

f.  Why did the Romans develop a government with branches and checks and balances?

g.  What were the Consuls?

h.  What were the Consuls powers and limits?

i.  What was the Senate?

j.  What was the Senate’s powers and limits?

k.  What were the Tribunes?

l.  What were the Tribunes powers and limits?

m. What did civil participation mean?  Give an example of how it worked from our presentation.

n.  Explain the branches of the Roman government and how they checked and balanced each other.  It must be at least 7 complete sentences.

     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 guided notes.

   G.  Closure:  TSW be able to answer the following question(s) in the next day’s class discussion: What is a Republic?  What are checks and balances in a governmental system?

   H.  Assessment:  Nearpod/discussions/CFU

  1. Question and answer/Discussions/The guided practice

I. Simulation: Students stand and act out the Plebian secession

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