Exploring Ancient Civilizations: Rome

Lesson 18
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ELA

Unit 1

3rd Grade

Lesson 18 of 22

Objective


Explain the significance of the heading “The empire lives on."

Readings and Materials


  • Book: Ancient Rome and Pompeii: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #13 by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce (April 2006)  pp. 103 – 104

  • Book: Eye Wonder: Ancient Rome  pp. 42 – 45

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Target Task


Writing Prompt

Explain the significance of the heading “The empire lives on.”

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Key Questions


  • Ancient Rome and Pompeii: What gifts did the Romans leave behind?
  • Why were Roman structures able to last for so long?
  • Are all Roman structures in the same condition as they were when they were first built? Defend why or why not.
  • How does the information from Eye Wonder build on to the information from Ancient Rome and Pompeii?

Vocabulary


Review all vocabulary from the unit.

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Common Core Standards


  • RI.3.3 — Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

Supporting Standards

L.3.4
L.3.6
RF.3.3
RF.3.4
RI.3.1
RI.3.10
RI.3.4
RI.3.5
RI.3.7
SL.3.1
W.3.10
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