Monday, September 29, 2014

Homework 9/30, 10/1

See the post here https://sandwichstemacademy8thgrade.wikispaces.com/Mr.+Duffany+History
I will give all students who wish an extra day to complete the writing assignment that is due this week. We will compare our answers and talk about them in class.

More fall of Rome posters




Saturday, September 27, 2014

Fall of Rome webs from Friday


These examples might help you to decide on a topic for your paper









Thursday, September 25, 2014

Homework for 9/26, 9/29

For HW please complete The Fall of Rome writing assignment for the next class. It should be hand written and a page in length. This will be a quiz grade.

Fall of Rome writing assignment

Fall of Rome Writing Assignment

In a group, you will investigate reasons for the eventual fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476 C.E. Please make a list of as many reasons that you are able find for this fall/collapse in the packet/online. Have a discussion with your group and come up with the five that your group thinks are the most important. List these and their important on a piece of paper provided. We will report them to the class and discuss them. On your own, please write a response to the following prompt:

Which reason for the fall of the Roman Empire was most significant in causing Rome to fall in 476? Be sure to indicate:
What the cause is
Why this cause is important to understanding the fall of Rome
An analysis of how this cause could have contributed to the fall of Rome
The area of SPECDG that this cause falls under. It may be more than one

Your response should be persuasive in nature, meaning you should try to convince the reader that your cause is the most important. You will be graded as follows:

_____/10 Persuasive nature of your paper

_____ /10 One page in length

_____/10 Identification of the cause and its impact on the fall of Rome. Included in this is the SPECDG area/s that this falls under.

The Fall of Rome

Sites for information on the fall of Rome

http://www.history.com/news/history-lists/8-reasons-why-rome-fell

http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/fallofrome/tp/022509FallofRomeReasons.htm

http://rome.mrdonn.org/fall.html

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/fall_of_ancient_rome.htm

http://www.tribunesandtriumphs.org/roman-empire/causes-for-the-fall-of-the-roman-empire.htm

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Legacy of Rome notes