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THIS UNIT IS A MUST-HAVE FOR ANY MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER THAT WANTS TO HAVE FUN WITH THEIR STUDENTS AS THEY LEARN ALL ABOUT THE ROMANS INCLUDING LESSONS ON The Republic, The Empire, the spread of Christianity, art, culture, reasons for the Fall, the Byzantine Empire, and more.  Enjoy!


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***Now includes the "SWAT game" (originally from slide 7) as a separate PPT slideshow in standard font




This 79-slide PowerPoint takes students from the founding of Rome to the Byzantine Empire and everything in between. Filled with interactive games, graphic organizers, maps, links to videos on YouTube, and much, much more! Can be downloaded as a unit, or in individual lessons...ENJOY!!!



Intro & Other Activities (7 slides) - includes the 16 key terms, the definitions, the title slide, the SWAT review game and the student-created PowerPoint assignment


The Republic (12 slides) - includes Romulus, Remus, Battle of Allia, Samnite Wars, Illyrian Wars, Macedonian Wars, Punic Wars, Sevile War, Caesar's Civil War, Mattle of Actium, I AM poem activity, Julius Caesar


The Empire (12 slides) - includes Octavian (Augustus), transition to Empire, moving GIF map of Roman conquests, empire split, Constantinople, list of emperors, info on famous emperors


Christianity (12 slides) - includes impact of Jesus, spread of disciples and apostles throughout the Roman Empire, Saul's conversion, New Testament Timeline, Nero, Constantine, Nero/Constantine Venn Diagram, Council of Nicaea, Nicene Creed, Great Schism, Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy


Art & Culture (12 slides) - includes Greek influences, Greco-Roman Venn diagram, Greek vs. Rome mini quiz, Pantheon, Coliseum, Aqueducts, The Roman Forum, original comic strip, Roman god vs. Greek god word sort (with answers provided)


Reasons for the Fall (12 slides) - includes visuals representing Roman strengths and weaknesses, survey of barbarian invaders, maps of barbarian invaders, 10 individual reasons for the fall (in 10 separate paragraphs), student writing assignment based on which reasons are most valid


Byzantine Empire (12 slides) - includes Diocletian's split of the empire, Constantine's establishment of Constantinople, Byzantine emperor Justinian's Code, Byzantine art and mosaics, Eastern Orthodox church architecture vs. Roman Catholic cathedrals, Crusades coming though the Byzantine Empire in 1000s, Ottoman Turks take-over and change to Istanbul in 1453

. ROMAN EMPIRE UNIT - (all 6 parts!) Highly visual, engaging, 79-slide PPT

  • Grade Level:


  • Pages:

    6 individual resources, including 80 slides and printable handouts

  • Subject(s):

    History, Ancient History, World History, Rome

  • Format(s):

    Zip with PowerPoint, Word, PDF

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