World History 9A, Assignment Five, Rome's Growth and Influence Around the World

Assignment Six
Rome's Growth and its Influence Around the World

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How did Rome grow so quickly?

What did the Romans do to create stability?

How did it come to influence the world as widely as it does?

The Pantheon



As Rome grew, it took over the cultures around it. Probably the greatest single influence on Rome came after the conquest of Greece. Rome essentially adopted great swaths of Greek culture, religion, learning and science.


During this lesson students will evaluate the growth of Rome as a republic and how the switch to empire took place. We will also compare the empire's adoption of Christianity in its eastern and western parts.

Essential questions

How did the Rome grow so rapidly?

How did Roman culture adapt and change? How did those changes affect Rome?

What legacies did Rome leave in Christianity? In Europe? In the Mediterranean?

Special instructions

To follow.

Before you submit an assignment check this list

1 Read the assigned materials.

Ask youself which questions interest you.


Follow a good three paragraph form. See the link.


Actually answer the question you choose.




To follow.




Printed files

The printed assignment will be posted later.

Media files


Online files

Click here to see the simplified timeline of Roman history we used at the start of this unit.

Click here to access Chapter Six of the textbook about Rome.

Click here to access a pretty good biography of Constantine.

Here is a pretty good write up of the Battle of Milvian Bridge.

This is a good overview of some of Constantine's actions.

Here is a pretty good link for how to write a three paragraph essay.

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