Rise of the Roman Empire

After 400 years as a republic, Rome was beginning to be too big to control. Many generals fought for power. You probably know which general won. He began making changes, but the senate was worried he had grabbed too much power. After his death, civil war broke out with Octavian finally winning and becoming imperator – the one who rules.

Complete this worksheet. It’s based on the Rise of the Roman Empire brainpop video. Ask me for the username and password if you want to log in and watch on your own.

The Giving Tree

We still have one Giving Tree bag to fill by Wednesday for our homebase. This bag will be one of over 600 filled by SAS families and donated to the PuGuang Migrant School. We need families in our homebase to volunteer to donate one of the items below. All gifts should be NEW.

Bag #PDD0445  –  Name: Ding Yong Chao

Male, age 12, Height 140cm, Weight 38kg, shoes size 36

  • Coat –
  • Hat –
  • Mittens –
  • Toy –
  • School Supplies –
  • Other –

Scipio Article

Update – Due to the holiday and many students who are missing school this week due to school trips, the Scipio Article is now due on Monday, 11/29/10.

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Your writing will be assessed based on these four traits of writing. This will be a Test/Project grade of 50 points.

Scipio Newspaper Article

Now that we have seen an example of a newspaper, let’s write an article of our own! Using the bullet points below as a guide,Screen shot 2010-11-18 at 8.30.41 PM write an article about Scipio and his rise to power and fame.

•    First task – make Rome powerful in Spain again
•    Captured Spanish town of New Carthage in 209 BC
•    Defeated Hannibal’s two brothers, who held most of Spain, in 206 BC
•    Appointed Consul in 205 BC
•    Invaded Africa in 203 BC and established control
•    Defeated Hannibal at Zama in 202 BC after Hannibal returned there

When writing your article, you can use this basic organization:

Introduction
Paragraph 1:
Include a “hook” to make your readers interested in reading on.  Also explain the Who, What, Where, When and How of Scipio.  Tell your readers who he is and why it’s important.

Body
Paragraph 2:
Write about ideas from bullet points 1 and 2.
Paragraph 3: Write about ideas from bullet points 3 and 4.
Paragraph 4: Write about ideas from bullet points 5 and 6.

Include at least two quotes in these 3 paragraphs. You can make these up, but they must fit in with your article.

Conclusion
Paragraph 5 – Conclusion:
Summarize what you’ve said.  Say it again in another way.  End with a quote or catchy phrase to really impress your audience. Try to tie the end back to your hook in some way.

THIS WRITING ASSIGNMENT WILL BE A FIFTY POINT PROJECT GRADE. YOU WILL BE ASSESSED USING THE STANDARD RUBRICFOR ORGANIZATION, VOICE, SENTENCE FLUENCY, AND CONVENTIONS.

Additional Resources:

Battle of Zama – battle-of-zama-5xxxix

Easy to read information about the first two Punic Wars – at Mr. Donn’s Page

Scroll down and read – Scipio in Spain, Siege, Fall, Aftermath – UNRV Roman Empire

As you write, keep these things in mind:

Rough draft due Tuesday. The final copy will be due Thursday.