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Ancient Rome

Lesson 20 - Discussion

Objective

Discuss and debate unit-essential questions by stating a claim and using evidence from multiple texts to support and defend the claim.

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) 

  • Book: Eye Wonder: Ancient Rome 

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Target Task

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Discussion Prompt

Pick two to three unit-essential questions to discuss and debate.

  • How did the city of Rome expand and grow? 
  • What was life like in the Roman Empire? What did the Romans value? 
  • What led to the decline and fall of the Roman Empire?
  • What were some of the key contributions of Ancient Roman civilization? How have they influenced the present? 

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Common Core Standards

  • SL.3.1 — Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

  • SL.3.1.a — Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.

  • SL.3.1.d — Explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.

Spiral Standards

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SL.3.1.b

SL.3.6