Roman History

Ages 11-14

Grade 6-8
From the beginning of the Republic to the end of the Empire 2,700 years ago, a small town formed on the banks of the river Tiber in Italy. Over the centuries it grew from a small trading port into the capital of a sprawling civilization, becoming one of the first to overthrow their monarchy and establish a republic. Their cultural influence was felt from England to Persia, their economy enabled trade between Africa and China, and their military-built roads and left ruins across three continents. Now, centuries after the last Emperor died, the Roman legacy can be found all over the world, in architecture, politics, philosophy, and language. We begin in 753 BCE and outline what the Romans left behind for us today.