Grade 6 Month 2 The Wonder of Roman Times
Roman times connect beautifully to Ancient Greece. With some mythical stories of Rome’s beginning, we move into the historical life and times of the Roman Empire and see the foundation of structure and idea that we utilize in our lives today.
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Curriculum Areas/Learning Outcomes
Connection: Your child will hear about the beginning of Rome, with Aeneas and his connection to the Trojan War. They will hear the myth of Romulus and Remus and the story of Hannibal. They will learn, review and discuss Roman architecture.
Concept 2: Exploring stories and other texts help us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
Connection: Your child will learn more about the world today, and how it connects to ancient ways of thinking by discussing the Sabine story, the Etruscan story, the Tarquinius story, the way society was structured, Roman law and order and the role of the Gladiator in Roman culture. Your child will hear these stories or read independently and enhance their connections to themselves and the world.
Concept 3: Developing our understanding of how language works allows us to use it purposefully.
Connection: Your child will recall the myth of Romulus and Remus both orally and in written form. Your child will work on proofreading and editing skills and will learn about the Latin influence on English, highlighting the verbs and commonly used prefixes and suffixes in the English language.
Social Studies: Concept: Systems of government vary in their respect for human rights and freedoms.
Connections: Your child will learn about the start of the Roman Empire through the myth of Romulus and Remus and the Gladiator's role, and how human rights and freedoms were understood in ancient days. During the recall of stories, there is an opportunity to compare and contrast.
Math: Concept 1: Mixed numbers and decimal numbers represent quantities that can be decomposed into parts and wholes. Computational fluency and flexibility with numbers extend to operations with whole numbers and decimals.
Connection: Your child will review previously learned concepts through math games and in their math workbook.
Science: Concept1: Everyday materials are often mixtures.
Connection: Your child will hear a story about the Romans and learn how they worked and mixed building materials and how Romans invented concrete.
Concept 2: Newton's three laws of motion describe the relationship between force and motion.
Connection: Your child will build a Roman archway out of clay, paying attention to the physics involved in the keystone. Your child will learn how Romans created waterways to serve their growing empire. Your child will be designing and building a Roman architectural model.