Friday, October 23, 2015

Day 39 & 40


  World History I

Setting the Stage
As Rome enlarged its territory after the Punic Wars, its republican form of government grew increasingly unstable.  Eventually, the republic gave way to the formation of a mighty dictator-ruled empire that continued to spread Rome's influence far and wide.   

Activities                                            
1. Roman Daily Life
        a.  Students will look at and review an
            informational sheet about Roman daily               life (attachment) and answer                               the questions (attachment)
        b.  Caesar Attachment
2.  The Real Pompeii - National Geographic 
        a.  As students are working, they will be
            watching a documentary about the city                of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius.  
        b. This video will give them a great insight             of volcanic eruption that formed a time 
            capsule over the city.

Objectives
1.  Describe the rise and fall of Julius Caesar
2.  Understand the activities for the average Roman citizen.
  American History

Setting the Stage
In the early 20th century, advances in science and technology helped solve urban problems, including overcrowding. American cities continue to depend on the results of scientific and technological research.

Activities
1.  Envision CR
        a.  Students will look at and analyze
             the city of Cedar Rapids plan for
             urban improvement much like
             of U.S. cities in the early 20th
             century.
        b.  Envision CR Website
        c.  Each row will be assigned a
            different element of the plan and
            will find FIVE initiatives that may
            appeal to someone of their age.



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