Educación Básica Superior
Segundo Quimestre - Primer Parcial
TEACHER: Mauricio Torres
SUBJECT: Social Studies
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS: Read the instructions below before starting the activity.
You must write down a whole page, without skipping a line.
NO COPYING ALLOWED! This is free writing. You have to use your own imagination and
knowledge to write each entry. If there are signs of plagiarism, you will immediately get a
ZERO, without any appeals.
Do some research on each subject and in some cases you may be surprised to find interesting facts.
Use them to make your journal entry more vivid. Also read the search tips to have a better idea of
what you may look for.
Remember that the journal counts as double homework when it is graded!
JOURNAL ENTRIES – 9TH EBG
Write: Write a journal entry for each one of the following topics. They should be turned in on December 13th:
Nero: Write a news report for the citizen's of Rome. Inform them how half the city was burned down by the Emperor
himself in order to build a new majestic palace for himself.
Trajan: Trajan was considerate and mindful to Republican tradition making sure that the position of emperor
appeared again like that of a first citizen among peers (primes inter pares) rather than a tyrant that ruled at his own
whims. Write a short eulogy for him, to be read at his funeral. Don´t forget to highlight what things made him a good
Gladiators: Imagine you are telling the story of one of the greatest gladiators ever: Gaticus Secus! Tell your
grandkids of this savage fighter and what you felt watching him as he defeated his opponents in battle at the
Pecunia Non olet: Find out where this phrase comes from! Write down what you think about this weird Roman
Christmas: This date commemorates the birth of Jesus. But who chose which exact day it was? Where does this
tradition come from?