Social Studies – Update

In Social Studies this week the focus has been on the Roman Empire. We began the week by examining the inventions and innovations of Roman roads and architecture. Then we explored some famous Romans including: Julius Caesar, Spartacus, and Caesar Augustus. Students were challenged to find connections between the Latin language and English by analyzing prefixes. Finally the students studied rise of Christianity and its impact on the Roman world.

Next week we will complete the Roman unit by investigating the causes of the end of the empire. There will be a unit test on Wednesday next week. Students will review on Monday and Tuesday in class and there is a Quizlet of vocabulary for the unit posted on Google Classroom. At the end of next week we will take a couple of days to map and learn about what happened to the eastern half of the Roman Empire, the Byzantium Empire.

Have a great weekend!