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The West Falls

  1. 1. The West Falls
  2. 2. Agenda 4/18/07 <ul><li>Warm Up </li></ul><ul><li>Fall of Rome </li></ul><ul><li>Review Sheet… </li></ul>
  3. 3. Warm Up <ul><li>Answer the following question with the munchkins at your table. </li></ul><ul><li>Question: What caused the decline of Rome? Who “fixed” the problem? What did he do? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Objectives <ul><li>Recognize the reasons that the Roman Empire fell. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Main Idea <ul><li>The western Empire finally fell when invaders swept through in the A.D. 400’s. </li></ul>
  6. 7. A. The Five W’s and H <ul><li>The Event - The Fall of the Roman Empire </li></ul>
  7. 8. Who?? <ul><li>Germanic Tribes – Goths, Visigoths, Franks, Angles, Vandals – heard of them before? </li></ul><ul><li>Alaric – Visigoth leader </li></ul><ul><li>Odoacer – German General in the Roman army </li></ul>
  8. 9. When??? <ul><li>455 A.D. – Visigoth burn city of Rome </li></ul><ul><li>476 A.D. – Odoacer takes control </li></ul><ul><li>What might I ask on a test? The exact date? </li></ul><ul><li>Ex. Put the following events in chronological order… </li></ul>
  9. 10. Where??? <ul><li>The Roman Empire </li></ul><ul><li>The City of Rome – Capital??? </li></ul>
  10. 12. Why???? <ul><li>Invaders swept through the empire </li></ul><ul><li>Germanic warriors hold high posts in Roman army and government </li></ul><ul><li>Years of enslavement lead to rebellion </li></ul>
  11. 13. How???? <ul><li>Invaded towns, cities, burned everything </li></ul><ul><li>But really…how? </li></ul><ul><li>Germanic leaders held high government and army positions – overthrow Romans and take control </li></ul>
  12. 15. <ul><li>Importance??? </li></ul><ul><li>MAIN IDEA – The western empire falls when German invaders swept through the empire in 400 A.D’s. </li></ul>
  13. 16. Wrap Up Activity <ul><li>To leave the room you must… </li></ul><ul><li>Write on a piece of paper the reason the Roman Empire fell. Hand it to Mr. Landis in your way out. </li></ul><ul><li>HAPPY WEDNESDAY!!! </li></ul>
  14. 17. Roman Roads in Pax Romana

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