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UNIT 10 LESSON 15 BARBARIANS AT THE GATE. THINGS TO HAVE READY Textbook: 424-427 Thinking Caps and business skills. PA STANDARDS & OBJECTIVES. STANDARDS 8.4.7.A: Summarize the social, political, cultural, and economic contributions of individuals and groups in world history.

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unit 10 lesson 15 barbarians at the gate

UNIT 10 LESSON 15BARBARIANS AT THE GATE

THINGS TO HAVE READY

Textbook: 424-427

Thinking Caps and business skills

pa standards objectives
PA STANDARDS & OBJECTIVES

STANDARDS

  • 8.4.7.A: Summarize the social, political, cultural, and economic contributions of individuals and groups in world history.
  • 8.4.7.C: Differentiate how continuity and change have impacted world history. (Belief systems and religions)

OBJECTIVES

  • Explore the life and conversion of Constantine
  • Explain why Christianity appealed to the Roman people
  • List reasons the Western Empire crumbled
  • Explain and go over the directions for our Roman Recordings project.
review from yesterday
REVIEW FROM YESTERDAY

WHAT DID DIOCLETIAN DO?

A. Sold Rome to the Greeks

B. Split the Empire in two (East/West)

C. He declared himself a god

who is the ruler of rome
WHO IS THE RULER OF ROME?
  • Diocletian split the Empire up into four parts each with a ruler (the Augustus and his assistant, the Caesar).
  • The worked for a while but by 311 A.D. each of the four rulers was claiming to be the only real Augustus
  • One of those battling for power was a brilliant leader named Constantine (KAHN-stuhn-teen)
constantine
CONSTANTINE
  • Who is Constantine?
  • Let’s watch:
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQ4o-nujCF8&feature=youtu.be
constantine and the battle for the empire
CONSTANTINE AND THE BATTLE FOR THE EMPIRE

Facts about Constantine:

  • Pagan at birth
  • Fought for control of the Empire
  • Night before the battle he had a vision. He saw a flaming symbol in the sky---a blazing Chi Rho (kiyroh) cross, a symbol of Christ.
constantine the new emperor
CONSTANTINE: THE NEW EMPEROR

Facts about Constantine:

4. Ordered his troops to paint that on their shield before battle.

5. After winning the battle (and battles after it) he gained control of the empire, he sent out the Edict of Milan (muh-LAHN)

6. The Edict of Milan said that all religions were free to exist in Rome. It mentioned Christianity in particular.

7. He became the first Christian Emperor of Rome.

pit stop i
PIT STOP I
  • Who was the first Christian Emperor of Rome?

A. Nero

B. Constantine

C. Caligula

D. Julius Caesar

pit stop 1 cont
PIT STOP 1…cont
  • Why did Constantine convert to Christianity?

A. Because his father was a Christian

B. Because he wanted to be different

C. Because he saw a cross and message in

the sky the night before a major battle.

D. Because Rome had a lot of Christians.

why did christianity appeal to some romans
WHY DID CHRISTIANITY APPEAL TO SOME ROMANS?
  • Christianity offered comfort to people in troubled times.
  • Christianity gave people hope for a better future--at least in the afterlife.
  • Jesus' teachings made many Romans feel their life had meaning.
location location location
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

Question: You are about to open up a new business that is going to make you millions. You have to decide where your first store is going to be located. You have two choices

A. On a dirt road in the middle of nowhere

B. At a busy intersection with lots of traffic.

WHICH ONE WOULD YOU PICK? WHY? TAKE THE MIC OR TYPE IN THE CHAT.

it s all about location
IT’S ALL ABOUT LOCATION
  • Constantine knew that the city of Rome wasn’t important any longer and that the real action was East.
  • Trade routes coming from Africa, Asia, and Europe all met at a little Greek town of Byzantium.
  • Constantine moved the capital and renamed it Constantinople.
  • We’ll learn about this city and the East in Unit 11.
back in rome
BACK IN ROME
  • Things are not going so well.
  • The once great city is in it’s death throws.
  • Let’s take a look at a list of bad things going on in the Eternal City.
the decline and fall of the western empire
THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE WESTERN EMPIRE
  • Emperors and generals fought over the land.
  • Roads and buildings fell into disrepair.
  • War, famine, and disease took many lives.
  • Invading tribes of barbarians overran Roman lands and towns.
  • In 410 A.D. Visigoths plundered Rome after the emperor of the Western Empire and his court fled.
  • In 476 A.D. barbarians captured and exiled Romulus Augustulus, the last Roman emperor.
want to check out an awesome painting
WANT TO CHECK OUT AN AWESOME PAINTING
  • http://www.explorethomascole.org/tour/items/69
tomorrow
TOMORROW
  • We will meet the Barbarians who plundered and destroyed the once mighty Rome.
  • But now we are going to talk about a VERY unique project I want to try with you.
  • You can skip the OLS tonight as we covered it all in class.
roman recordings

ROMAN RECORDINGS

POINT VALUE

30 POINTS

index
INDEX
  • DIRECTIONS: SLIDES 3- 8
  • RECORDING DIRECTIONS: Slides 9-25
  • WRITING DIRECTIONS: SLIDE 26
  • RUBRIC: SLIDES 27-32
directions 1 of 4
DIRECTIONS1 of 4

You will create a 1 minute recording detailing what your favorite topic we discussed in this Unit (Rome) and tell me a few facts about it.

http://www.recordmp3.org/

directions 2 of 4
DIRECTIONS2 of 4

You will record yourself giving your answer in your own words. This will give you a chance to use your voice, the most powerful tool you have.

The recording will be you stating what your favorite topic we coved in Unit 10 and some facts about it.

directions 3 of 4
DIRECTIONS3 of 4
  • Pick one topic you really liked.
  • Research it a little. Maybe write down what you want to say before you record your answer.
  • Follow the easy to follow directions included and record your answer and kmail it to me.
but i don t have a mic
BUT I DON’T HAVE A MIC!!!!
  • Yes you do. Each computer has a built in microphone. You do not need the headset. All you have to do is talk.
  • But I will give you a variation of this assignment if you are dead set against recording yourself. See index for slide number.
directions 4 of 4
DIRECTIONS4 of 4
  • Once you are done with the project you will kmail me the finished product.
  • Think of this as a way of speaking in front of the class without actually having to do it. The only person who will hear them is me.
  • Public speaking is something we all have to do at one point in our lives. It’s best to start practicing it sooner than later.
  • Good luck and have fun with this. It’s something new and simple but will challenge your mind.
http www recordmp3 org
http://www.recordmp3.org/

Log onto the website above. This is what you will see. Click the “OKAY, GOT IT” button to begin.

slide31

THE SCREEN WILL GO BACK TO LOOKING LIKE THIS.

CLICK “OKAY, I DID IT!” TO BEGIN.

variation
Variation
  • You will write a 7 sentence paragraph instead. Follow the directions for the project, pick your answer, research it, and then write it out. You will kmail me your answer just as they will send me their recordings.
  • Grammar, punctuation, and spelling count. Be sure it’s ready to send and not filled with mistakes. What you send is what I grade as I cannot send back recordings.
rubric recording
RUBRICRECORDING

30-21 POINTS: The student recorded their

answer and it was correct or

mostly correct. The student

demonstrated the ability to

formulate a coherent and lucid

answer using facts to back up

their opinion.

rubric recording1
RUBRICRECORDING

20-11 POINTS: The student recorded their

answer and it was somewhat

correct and the student

demonstrated the ability to

formulate a coherent and lucid

answer using facts to

back up their opinion.

rubric recording2
RUBRICRECORDING

10-1 POINTS: The student recorded their

answer but it was incorrect and

not backed up by facts or the

facts were incorrect.

0 POINTS: The student failed to complete the

assignment.

rubric writing
RUBRICWRITING

30-21 POINTS: The student wrote their

answer and it was correct or

mostly correct. The student

demonstrated the ability to

formulate a coherent and lucid

answer using facts to back up

their opinion. All spelling,

grammar, punctuation was

correct or mostly correct.

rubric writing1
RUBRICWRITING

20-11 POINTS: The student wrote their

answer and it was somewhat

correct and the student

demonstrated the ability to

formulate a coherent

and lucid answer using facts to

back up their opinion. All spelling,

grammar, punctuation was

correct or mostly correct

rubric writing2
RUBRICWRITING

10-1 POINTS: The student wrote their

answer but it was incorrect and

not backed up by facts or the

facts were incorrect. Spelling, grammar, and punctuation were poor and incorrect.

0 POINTS: The student failed to complete the

assignment.