ONLINE UNIT OF STUDY
This unit includes consolidated online resources and recommended learning activities. Units are divided into three learning levels and are designed to be used by parents and students as a guide in their homeschooling program. Printable materials and time-tracking tools are included with your purchase.
Upon completing this unit, students will demonstrate understanding of the following:
- Rome is the capital and most populated city in Italy. Rome has been populated by different groups of people for thousands of years.
- Ancient Rome (approximately 750 BCE to 500 CE) was once the center of the world’s greatest empire, which spread from north Africa to England.
- Ancient Romans believed in many gods. Similar to Ancient Greeks, they believed these gods controlled everything in nature.
- Ancient Romans lived in a Republic, which was one of the earliest forms of democracy. They also built long-lasting roads, bridges, buildings, temples, and aqueducts.
- Ancient Roman history includes many important figures such as Julius Caesar, Octavian, Augustus, Mark Antony, Cleopatra, and Constantine (who converted much of Rome to Christianity).
- Much of Ancient Rome and its empire was eventually taken over by invaders, leading to its decline.
Through our Homeschool Solutions online learning program, we aim to offer an educational resource that can truly benefit the homeschooling community. The curriculum content is made up of reliable online resources, compiled by expert educators. These resources support the learning goals for each unit of study. Unit goals are created by considering the essential content students need to thrive as well-educated, culturally-literate adults in today’s society.
In addition to the essential, foundational knowledge presented in this unit about Ancient Rome, we strive to support the development of key character traits and critical thinking skills that lead to lifelong success. All learning activities in this unit about Ancient Rome are designed with these goals in mind. Our activities encourage and support traits such as self-awareness, empathy, and creativity. They also heavily emphasize the development of key critical thinking skills including goal setting, problem solving, forming and communicating opinions, and considering the perspectives of others.