Journals 9 2-2

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Journals 9 2-2

  1. 1. Educación Básica Superior Segundo Quimestre - Primer Parcial STUDENT(S): TEACHER: Mauricio Torres DATE: 2/12/13 TAREA (T) GRADE SUBJECT: Social Studies TIME: 60 min. No. 2 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! 10 Points Curso Paralelo No. Lista 9 JOURNAL ENTRIES – 9TH EBG Content Instructions / 7.5 / 2.5 I. Write: Write a journal entry for each one of the following topics. They should be turned in on December 13th: 1. 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. 2. 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 ruler! 3. 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 Colosseum. 4. Pecunia Non olet: Find out where this phrase comes from! Write down what you think about this weird Roman “business”. 5. Christmas: This date commemorates the birth of Jesus. But who chose which exact day it was? Where does this tradition come from?

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