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All Roads Lead to Rome...

  1. 1. All roads lead to Rome…
  2. 2. Agenda 4/13/07 <ul><li>Homework Check </li></ul><ul><li>Warm Up </li></ul><ul><li>Roads, ducks, and </li></ul>
  3. 3. Warm Up <ul><li>Answer the following question with the munchkins at your table. </li></ul><ul><li>Question: How did you get school today? How did you get your lunch in the cafeteria? Where does the water in your house come from? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Objectives <ul><li>Recognize how the system of roads, aqueducts, and currency made the empire prosper. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Main Idea <ul><li>The Roman Empire prospered due to its system of transportation, currency, and aqueducts. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Where we were…Rome: 218 B.C.E.
  7. 7. Rome: 146 B.C.E.
  8. 8. Rome: 44 B.C.E.
  9. 9. Where we are…Rome: 192 C.E.
  10. 10. A. All roads lead to Rome… <ul><li>Huge empire = problems – like what? </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation vital to trade and security – why? </li></ul><ul><li>Roads reach 50,000 miles during Pax Romana </li></ul><ul><li>Naval ports provide safe and speedy shipping = Empire prospers </li></ul>
  11. 12. Roman Roads in Pax Romana
  12. 15. How Romans made their Roads
  13. 16. B. Show me the money <ul><li>Currency – a system of money – do we have this in the United States? </li></ul><ul><li>Compared to what other system? </li></ul><ul><li>Roman coins accepted throughout the Mediterranean region – was this smart? </li></ul><ul><li>Standard system of weights/measures – easier to price goods and trade </li></ul>
  14. 18. One more area to discuss
  15. 19. A math problem!!! <ul><li>AQUA DUCT!!!! </li></ul>
  16. 20. C. Aqueducts – man-made water canals <ul><li>1. “aqua” - water, “ducere” - to lead – what language? </li></ul><ul><li>2. Carried water long distances, up to 50 miles!!!! – important? </li></ul><ul><li>Allowed cities to flourish with clean drinking water </li></ul><ul><li>Does your house have an aqueduct? </li></ul>
  17. 24. D. So what…do we have these today? <ul><li>Roads? </li></ul><ul><li>Currency? </li></ul><ul><li>Aqueducts? </li></ul>
  18. 25. Central Arizona Aqueduct – 336 miles

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