Presentation on theme: "Roman Geography and Government. Objectives: – SWBAT describe the geography of Rome and its impact on the development of Rome – SWBAT describe the Roman."— Presentation transcript:
Objectives: – SWBAT describe the geography of Rome and its impact on the development of Rome – SWBAT describe the Roman social classes and their government Do Now: – What continent is the Roman Empire on? _____________________________________________ Activity: – A Problem Has Come Up in Rome! – Roman Members of Society Roman Members of Society Assessment: – Exit Slip last slide Homework: – WHS The Roman Republic
Rome Rome was a city-state in Italy (Rome is still a city). Italy is a boot-shaped peninsula that is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea. What is a peninsula? __________________________________________ How does the sea help Rome? __________________________________________ To the north of Rome are the Alps Mountains. What did the mountains do for Rome? __________________________________________
A Problem Has Come Up! The people of Rome are demanding that laws be written down for everyone to see. It is your job to develop a set of laws that everyone in Rome should follow. You can create as many or as little laws as you think necessary. But remember, these laws will be written down for everyone to see and you do not want chaos in your Republic! Good luck!
What did consuls do? Consuls were elected officials who ran the government and the army. They had to agree on every decision made. Consuls were elected every year.
What were the Twelve Tables and why are they important? The Twelve Tables were a set of laws that were carved onto twelve stone tablets They protected the Plebeians. Romans believed that all citizens are equal under the law. – Person is innocent until proven guilty – Person accused of a crime could defend themselves in front of a judge – Judge is expected to think carefully before making a decision The Twelve Tables are important because we use these laws today