Unit 8, Ancient Rome; Lesson 5: Roman Social Classes

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

I.  Standard(s): 6.54 Describe the class system of ancient Rome,
including the role of patricians, plebeians, and
slaves in Roman society

     A.  Clear Target: I can describe the class system of ancient Rome, including the roles of: patricians, plebeians, and slaves in Roman society.

     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): What were the 12 Tables? How did they come to exist?  Why were they significant?

                     1.  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.

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

b.  TSW answer the questions for the day’s lecture and paste them in their notebooks.

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 watch and 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: Roles of Ancient Roman Society

1.  TSW complete their guided notes by writing by answering the questions while listening to the lecture/reviewing the presentation.  They questions are below if the students lose their copy of the notes or are absent.

            2. N/A

            3.  Lecture Questions:

1.How many social classes did Rome have?

2.Which group was made up of the rich, wealthy land owners in the Senate?

3.Which group was made up of the middle class in the Assembly?

4.Which group was made up of the poor people with no rights?

5.What does Civic Participation mean?

6.Slaves were forced to work in mines for the Roman government, rowing large boats for private traders and the Roman government, and in factories and shops. How did this aid Rome?

     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 complete their notes.

2.  TSW complete a Venn Diagram on the Patricians and the Plebeians.  What is similar goes in the area that the circles overlap, and what is different goes on the side of the group being discussed outside of the overlapped area.  Here is a copy of the Venn Diagram to copy if the students lost theirs or were absent.  Venn Diagram (TS do not have to draw the pictures).   TS must have at least three things for each group outside of the overlapped area, and at least two things inside the overlapped area.  Here is a reading to help: Plebians and Patricians

   G.  Closure:  TSW be able to answer the following question(s) in the next day’s class discussion: Describe Rome’s Social classes.

   H.  Assessment: Nearpod/CFUs/Discussion


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