Ancient Romans

March 29, 2019

Fourth quarter has started and the 7th grade social studies students have been delving into the ancient Romans.  Our essential question for the lessons has been centered on “What should governments do?”  Which is a popular topic and an interesting task considering how our own government is seemingly a non-stop topic in the news.  In the past couple of weeks, students have traced the origins of the ancient Roman civilization.  They discovered the connections the ancient Roman Republic has to our own system of government.  They will eventually take a hard look at comparing and contrasting the two systems. Later, 7th grade studies will focus on the life and society of the ancient Romans, including the decline of the Roman Empire.