Lesson 2: Hot Line 1 – The Legacy of Rome L 10 W ARM- U P What does the word “LEGACY” mean? The Buffalo Bills have a legacy of choking in the Super Bowl. Derek Jeter has the legacy of being one of baseball’s best shortstops. What will Barack Obama’s legacy be when he is no longer the President of the United States?
Attach Hot Line 1 Parent signature by Wednesday. R 11 Lesson 2: Hot Line 1 – The Legacy of Rome September 11, 2013 Dear 7 th Graders and Families, Every civilization encounters challenges and difficulties. If a civilization is to survive, it must address and manage these challenges. As the once great Roman Empire encountered challenges from within and out, why did it fail to survive? What “legacy” was left by this powerful civilization that controlled vast territories in Europe, North Africa, and Asia Minor? Finally, as the Roman Empire crumbled, what would fill the void its demise created? What new form of government and society would emerge? Our Enduring Understandings for this unit are: Civilizations rise and fall. Significant civilizations leave a legacy, which may be positive or negative. As your son or daughter learns about the fall of the Roman Empire, how are the challenges facing the United States today similar and different? What are some of the contributions and actions of our country that will be considered “our legacy”? Look for more Hot Lines about our study of the Medieval World and Beyond this year. I hope you enjoy sharing your child’s explorations. Sincerely, Steve Simons
L 10 Previewing the Theme: The Influence of Rome Lesson 2: Hot Line 1 – The Legacy of Rome In this unit we will discover specific examples of how Roman culture continues to affect our lives today. Do you agree or disagree with the statement? Write your ideas between the pillars. Give examples to support your opinion.