Fall Of Rome

The legacy of the Roman Empire and the consequences of the fall of the Roman Empire.

These units are aligned to the Tennessee state standards for 7th grade World History. Each includes lecture notes in PowerPoint and video format, labs along with instructions on how to do them, and other worksheets. The worksheets are often based on the textbook.  Students, feel free to browse through and "expand your knowledge" by checking out the videos.  Everything on this page is a link, you have to click on it to access the document, video or PPT. Thanks!

Unit checklist

Our first "real" unit of the year is the Roman Empire.  This unit takes three to four weeks. It is packed with information that sets up the rest of the year. Inside you'll find History Labs related to Julius Caesar, barbarian ordeals, opera and life in Pompeii.

History Labs: Cold Case: Rome, Rome Culture Shock, A Day in Pompeii

Fall of the Roman Empire Notes



Power point

Rome 1: The Begging


What lasting contributions has Rome made to the world?



Rome 2: Christianity

How did Christianity begin and grow in the Roman Empire?



Rome 3: Emperors

Who were the main Roman Emperors?



Digging for the Truth
: An inquiry-based introduction to Rome where students examine a series of artifacts buried in the ruins of Pompeii to make predictions about what the Roman Empire was like. 

Roman Empire Walk-Thru: Short introductory worksheet using only the graphics from the book.  

A Day in Pompeii: Stations-based lab where students act out the roles of various people in Pompeii... but what's that in the background? Student Handout

Rome Study Guide: In depth review activity on Rome.

Rome Notes Review:
Short fill-in sheet to review the Rome notes. 

A Day in Rome
A scripted lab where students are taken back in time to experience a day in Rome.  Teacher script  Student script  

Rome DBQA document based question exploring how similar the Roman Empire is to the United States is today.

Roman Miltary Structure
PBS Roman Empire
Video rome rap