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The Roman Empire An internet based scavenger hunt Directions Record your answers to each question on the answer sheet given to you by your teacher. Use the underlined links to navigate to web pages with information that will assist you in answering questions about the Roman Empire. Ask for assistance if you have trouble opening any of the websites. Introduction Start here to read and answer the following questions: Why is the study of Ancient Rome important and worthy of our attention? How did the geography of Italy help Rome obtain a commanding position among the nations of the world? The Rulers Visit the PBS website and explore the links which describe the following topics: For each of the following Emperors, answer the questions that follow. Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero What years did they reign? How did they come to power? What was their reign like? How did their term end? The Territory Use this map to highlight in your handout the Roman Empire in 305 AD. Life in Roman Times Use this resource to discover information about traditions in Roman times (baths and chariot races.) In your packet describe the various social classes that existed in Roman society found here. Gladiators were a pillar in Roman society. What would a day in the life of a gladiator be like? The Emperor or Rome Game Go here to play the Emperor of Rome Game. This is your chance to rule the largest empire the world has ever seen. You can choose which emperor you want to be, then you'll face real situations where you have to decide what you want to do. Record each of your actions on your answer sheet. The Rise of Christianity Go here to find out which apostle was largely responsible for spreading Christian beliefs in the Roman Empire. Why were Christians targeted after the Great Fire of Rome in 64 AD?