The student will be able to list and debate pros and cons
for different ways of leadership succession.
The students will discuss the lasting influences of Roman law.
The students will understand Christianity's impact on the
The students will discuss the fall of the empire.
Introduction: If President Clinton were to be impeached who
would become president?
Who is the next in line? Livingston
How did Rome decide?
Section 1: What do you think is the best way to decide
who rules next?
What are some advantages and disadvantages of each
Section 2: The Silver Age of Literature
Patriotism or Criticism/Satire. What kind do you see
most in the U.S.? Give examples.
What are some of the similarities between Roman law
on page 149 and our constitution?
Section 3: Christianity's impact on the empire
What is it? Who is Jesus? What are some things he
Why did Rome have a problem with Judaism and
Why would Christianity be accepted or rejected?
What are some advantages and disadvantages?
What are some things you feel persecuted for? i.e.
Is there anything you believe in strongly enough to die
Section 4: What happens when agriculture and other
sources of prosperity go bad?
Decrease in supply =3D increase in prices (inflation)
What are some of the reasons for agricultural decline?
Why is hiring mercenaries to fight a problem?