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Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome was a civilization that developed from a tiny settlement to one of the largest empires in the ancient world between the 10th and 1st century BC. The Roman Empire extended its political control over all of Italy, and at its peak, stretched from England to North Africa and from the Atlantic Ocean to Arabia. The Romans contributed greatly to the development of law, war, art, literature, architecture, technology and language in the Western world, and their history continues to have a major influence on the world today.
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The Roman Empire. Or Republic. Or...What Was It?
Grade: 8 - 12
Learn about the mighty Roman Empire. The lesson explores Rome's transition from city-state to dominant force in the Mediterranean. It covers the senate, the Roman people, Rome, Julius Caesar, the Julian calendar and more.

Christianity - From Judaism to Constantine
Grade: 8 - 12
The lesson explores the history of Christianity, from the beginnings of Judaism and the development of monotheism, right up to Paul and how Christianity transformed the Roman Empire.

Fall and decline of the Roman Empire
Grade: 8 - 12
Learn about the fall of the Roman Empire. While the Western Roman Empire fell to barbarians in 476 CE, the Byzantines in Constantinople continued the Eastern Roman Empire for a further 1000 years, well into the medieval times.

The Origin of Rome
Grade: 8 - 12
Learn about the origins of Rome and where the Romans got their culture.

Ancient Rome
Grade: 8 - 12
A journey through ancient Rome and its buildings.

Life in Ancient Rome, part 1/2
Grade: 8 - 12
Life in Ancient Rome, part 1/2

Life in Ancient Rome, part 2/2
Grade: 8 - 12
Take a look at the lives of typical young, wealthy women in ancient Rome two thousand years ago.

Colosseum - Fun Facts
Grade: 8 - 12
Fun facts about the Colosseum which is a huge open auditorium or amphitheater in the center of Rome, Italy.

Roman Aqueducts
Grade: 8 - 12
Learn about aqueducts, a hallmark of Roman engineering that satisfied ancient Rome's great thirst for water.

Roman Roads
Grade: 8 - 12
Learn about the Roman road network that enabled development of the Roman state and empire.

Political Structure of the Roman Republic
Grade: 8 - 12
The video explains the political structure of the Roman Republic and how it evolved over time.

Roman Republic
Grade: 8 - 12
Learn about the three branches of Rome's Republic.

Roman Expansion
Grade: 8 - 12
The video explains the expansion of the Roman Republic.

End of the Roman Republic
Grade: 8 - 12
Learn how the Roman Republic changed to an empire, and finally what caused its downfall.

Fall of the Roman Empire
Grade: 8 - 12
Reasons and events that led of the fall of the Roman Empire.

Fall of Constantinople
Grade: 8 - 12
Learn about the fall of Roman / Byzantine Empire after the Ottoman Empire sieges Constantinople.

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