USF's Web Quest 

Title: Roman Government/Conflict of the Orders

Grade Level: 10th grade

Author:  Cheryl Bernales              

Date: March 21, 2005

Dear Colleague:

This unit on ancient Rome is designed to teach students about the Roman government and society. It will start with the Rise of Rome to the Fall of the Republic. This unit will focus on the Conflict of the Orders and how it greatly effected the Roman Government.

 

Teacher's Page

Unit Summary Teacher's Resources Day 1 Lesson Day 2 Lesson
Day 3 Lesson Day 4 Lesson Day 5 Lesson Day 6 Lesson
Day 7 Lesson Conclusion Student's Web Quest    

                  

Unit Summary:             back to top
    Goals/Objectives:

-  Students will be able to define key terms and vocabulary.

-  Students will gain understanding of Roman Government and Society from the Rise of Rome to the fall of the Republic.

-  Students will develop knowledge of the Conflict of the Orders.


    NCSS Theme:

Standard 3A
The student understands the causes and consequences of the unification of the Mediterranean basin under Roman rule. 

Standard 5A
The student understands major global trends from 1000 BCE to 300 CE.

Standard 4B
The student understands the coalescence of political and social order in Europe. 

Standard 4A
The student understands major trends in Eurasia and Africa from 4000 to 1000 BCE. 


  
   
Days: 

             7
    Content: 

The content for this unit will focus on definitions, social classes and government of the early Romans through the Republic period.  
    Methods: 

Direct instruction, Discussion, Informal and Formal group work, PowerPoint presentation,

Web Quest  Summary:
    Goals/Objectives:

- Students will be able to identify and define key terms and vocabulary.

-Students will use the internet to research the Roman government and the patrician and plebian point of views of the Conflict of the Orders.

-Students will debate arguing the two sides of the Conflict.
    Days:

              3
    Content:

Students will research the Roman government and social classes involved in the Conflict of the Orders, the students will work in groups, and research the social classes creating a new law code. The class will then come back together and present what new laws they decide on for the Roman citizens.
    Methods:

 Informal and Formal group work, Presentation          

Teachers Resources

Unit Information: back to top
    

 

Background Resources

Web-based Subject Matter Content

http://www.geocities.com/bwduncan/rhr/conflict.html - Roman law table
http://www.geocities.com/bwduncan/rhr/leges.html#450 - Roman law table
http://abacus.bates.edu/~mimber/Rciv/5th.cen.htm - Roman civilization
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/encyclopedia/C/Co/Conflict_of_the_Orders.htm
http://www.livius.org/man-md/marcius/coriolanus.html
http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/romeancientrome/a/12tablets_2.htm
http://www.roman-empire.net/republic/earlyrepublic.html
http://www.localcolorart.com/search/encyclopedia/Consul/
http://www.vroma.org/~bmcmanus/orders.html
http://www.sbceo.k12.ca.us/~vms/carlton/Rome_Reading_1.html
Teacher Tools
http://eefy.editme.com/ConflictOfTheOrders -Conflict of the orders
http://www.geocities.com/bwduncan/rhr/leges.html#450 Roman law table
http://abacus.bates.edu/~mimber/Rciv/5th.cen.htm - Roman civilization
http://www.roman-empire.net/republic/earlyrepublic.html - Roman government
http://www.geocities.com/bwduncan/rhr/conflict.html - roman history review
 Other Resources
http://www.encyclopedia.com/html/T/TwelveT1a.asp
http://www.historychannel.com/perl/search.pl?word=twelve+tables&x=14&y=12
 


Unit Lesson Sequence
 


Day 1    Back to Top
Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
KWL Students will be asked what they know about the Roman government and what they want to know about the Roman government. KWL Chart
Lecture Beginning of Ancient Rome to End of the Republic Power point presentation
Vocabulary study guide Student are to be given a list of the vocabulary words for this lesson and the Frayer model to work on at home for homework. Vocabulary with Frayer Model

 


Day 2    Back to Top
Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
Interactive Lecture Students will learn why the Conflict of the Orders came to happen and the differences between the two classes. The students will as a class compare and contrast the two classes of Romans. Venn Diagram
 Reading and Discussion Students will read the material and then discuss what the complaints of the patricians and the plebeians were. Patricians v. Plebeians

Day 3    Back to Top
Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
 Web quest  Introduction and group assignments for web quest. Students will work together and individually on assignment. Computer/Internet and book

Day 4    Back to Top
Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
 Web quest Students are to continue to work in groups on the assignment. Computer/Internet and book

Day 5    Back to Top
Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
Web quest Students should conclude work on the webquest and finalize the presentation.  Computer/Internet and book

Day 6    Back to Top
Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
Student Group Work Students will split into the two classes (Patrician and Plebeian) and organize their arguments.  

Day 7    Back to Top
 

Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
Student Presentations Students will debate their arguments to a panel of judges. Any teachers who are free to sit in and judge or students who had been absent in the past days.
Debriefing Class will go back to the KWL and fill in the last section.  KWL chart

 

Conclusion: back to top

After the students finish this unit they will have a better understanding of the Roman government and how the Conflict between the two classes effected change on the Roman government. The students will also have gained a knowledge of how Roman law was written and how it relates to their everyday life.

Credits/References

Credits- all sites and pictures are used from the above websites found under teacher tools.