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Bellwork #5 8/19/10. WRITE THE ENTIRE QUESTION AND YOUR ANSWER. What makes an empire or country strong ? List three things. 1. 2. 3. . Cornell Notes. Questions/ Main ideas. Class notes. Step 1: Draw a line down your paper, 2 inches from the red line.

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bellwork 5 8 19 10
Bellwork#5 8/19/10

What makes an empire or country strong?

List three things.





Cornell Notes


Main ideas

Class notes

Step 1:

Draw a line down your paper, 2 inches from the red line.

Step 2: Draw a line across your paper, 4 lines from the bottom.

Step 3: label the notes



Cornell Notes:

The Roman Empire

big idea
Big Idea
  • The Romans made great advances in many different areas that kept their empire strong.
i location
I. Location
  • Located around the Mediterranean Sea: Europe, North Africa, & Western Asia.
  • The Romans controlled the Mediterranean Sea to control trade






ii rome s emperors
II. Rome’s Emperors
  • Rome: ruled by emperors instead of elected leaders.
  • Augustus Caesar: 1st emperor of Rome
    • After the death of Julius Caesar, war occurred between his friends & enemies
    • Augustus stopped the wars & restored order.
  • Roman emperors had great powers to keep the peace

Julius Caesar: Roman general killed for having too much power. War was the result, and Augustus was the solution.

iii laws
III. Laws
  • Laws made the empire strong by providing order
  • First Roman Laws: The Twelve Tables
  • Laws written down & kept on public display: to prevent unfair treatment
  • Laws protected rights of citizens

Laws were written down and displayed in public. No one could ever have the excuse that they didn’t know what the laws were!

iv citizenship
IV. Citizenship
  • Citizens: vote in elections, pay taxes, serve in the army when needed.
  • Citizenship very important to Romans. “Proud to be Roman”
  • Given as a gift to conquered people.
v engineering
V. Engineering
  • Romans built things to improve life for people
  • Roads: for easy transport & travel
  • Aqueducts: channels that carried water into cities.
vi art architecture
VI. Art & Architecture
  • Romans used Greek ideas
  • Used large and strong buildings : arches, vaults, domes
  • Used columns and open spaces
haiku poem
Haiku poem
  • A Haiku poem is a short poem with three lines. It follows a specific pattern of syllables and does not need to rhyme.

“Julius Caesar, (line 1: 5 syllables)

leader of Rome, was killed for (line 2: 7 syllables)

being too powerful” (line 3: 5 syllables)

In total, the Haiku poem should have 17 syllables.

roman empire notes interactions
Roman Empire notes: Interactions
  • 1. Draw a detailed picture about something from the notes. Explain your picture
  • 2. Write a “what if” statement using an idea from the notes. Answer the statement.
  • 3. Write a “Haiku” Poem about a topic from the notes. (remember: 3 lines, 17 syllables total)
  • 4. Why would a Republic be better than an Empire? Why would an Empire be better than a Republic? Answer both questions.
assignment 1 on a separate sheet of paper
Assignment #1: on a separate sheet of paper.
  • Write an acrostic poem, using your notes as sources of information.
  • Each letter must start a sentence that describes something from the notes.
  • Add a picture to decorate your poem.