World History 9A, Assignment Five, An Introduction to Rome

Asignment Five

An Introduction to Rome

Deadline, Oct. 22, 80 points


How did Rome achieve such military and political greatness?
What was life like in Rome?
What is the legacy of Rome?

Ludovisi Sarcohpagus

The Great Ludovisi Sarcophagus, about 251 A.D.
This panel depicts a battle between Roman soldiers and German warriors.



Anthropologists teach us that humans migrated to the Americas from Asia through a land bridge that crossed what is now the Bering Sea. After arriving in North America, modern humans traveled south and eventually reached the southern parts of South America. Along the way, they left artifacts. Just how much survived the glacial ice sheets is not known, but what is known is that by the time the Europeans arrived in the Americas, complex and differing communities and nations covered the continents.

In this assignment, we will take a very brief look at just what those people left and how they are viewed today.


Students will identify and describe the key vocabulary words and essential questions relating to the peopling of the Americas.



See the printed assignment. The link to it is located in the upper right portion of this page.

Essential questions

1. How do archaeologists and anthropologists view evidence about the ancient peopling of the Americas? What factors support their theories?
2. How did Native societies live and work prior to the arrival of the Europeans?

3. Explain the variety and lifestyles of the Natives in the Americas prior to the arrival of the Europeans.
4. How did Native societies respond to the arrival of European colonists?



Printed files


Media files


Online files

Click here to view the PowerPoint we used at the begnning of this unit.

Click here to open a copy of the Roman timeline you received in class - except that this one is set for 8.5 x 11 printing.

Here is the link to the video "What the Ancients Knew - Rome".


Sound files