This fall of Rome classroom activity takes your students through a simulation where they get to be the emperor of Rome. Will they make wise decisions to prevent the collapse of the empire or will their decisions quicken its demise?
Students face 16 scenarios where they choose from several options. If they choose wisely, they gain coins for their treasury and if they choose poorly, they lose coins. While the simulation takes some liberties, students will learn that the issues that led to the Fall of Rome were quite complex and it’s not easy ruling Rome! Afterwards, students will create a social media or HistoryBook account for Commodus, Diocletian, Constantine, or Theodosius.
This fall of Rome classroom activity includes:
*PowerPoint that guides students through the simulation (54 slides)
*Google Slides version of PowerPoint to guide students through the simulation (54 slides)
*Student handout where students record their decisions and the consequence (4 pages, uneditable PDFs, in color and b&w)
*Fillable PDF version of student handout (4 pages, in color, students type into text boxes, not editable in Adobe)
*Google Slides version of handout (4 slides, in color, students work in edit mode and type into text boxes, not editable in Slides)
*Treasury Cards (3 pages, in color and b&w, uneditable PDFs)
*Digital Treasury Cards and Emperor Profiles (Google Slides and PowerPoint versions, not editable)
*HistoryBook activity (4 pages – use all or just a few -, in color and b&w, uneditable PDFs)
*Google Slides version of HistoryBook activity (4 pages – use all or just a few -, in color and b&w, not editable in Slides)
This download contains files that may be printed and copied or used digitally. Use whichever version fit best with your class. The other version remain yours in case you ever need to use them (in case your school makes the jump to 1:1 classes sometime in the future or if you have a student whose IEP requires a hard copy of assignments instead of digital ones).
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