Rome’s Legendary Beginning http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wA1 D9wd29jI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wA1 D9wd29jI First Romans known as the Latins City grew Valuable trade routes Easy access to the sea
Geography How do you think Rome’s location helped it become a major power in the Mediterranean? What benefits are there for Rome being on the coast? How is this different from Greece?
The Etruscans Great metalworkers & jewelers Culture heavily influenced by Greece Achievements include: Built Rome’s first city walls and sewer Introduced the arch Alphabet and number system Gladiator games and chariot races Styles of sculpture and painting
Timeline: 753 BC- Romulus & Remus establish Rome 735 BC- Rome ruled by Latin kings 616 BC- Etruscan rule 509 BC- Romans revolt, throw out kings, establish a new type of government: republic (elected officials governed the state)
Read & Fill in Activity Read p.165-166 in the textbook Fill in answers to the questions on the activity sheets
Roman Republic & the U.S. Constitution After you are done with the reading and activity sheet… In pairs- Step 1: Define each term in your own words Step 2: Read each excerpt from the Constitution. Decide which term matches each definition best. Step 3: Write out the Constitution excerpt under the column: U.S. Government