Ancient Roman Monuments and Timeline

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Oregon Common Core State Standards: 
SS. 08. HS. 01.01
SS. 08. HS. 05.01
EL.O6. WR.27
Lesson Plan Details
5 class periods 20 minutes per period

Students will use and orientate a timeline.   They will understand the difference between B.C. and A.D. dates and will be able to compute the passage of time between each period.

Students will be exposed to Roman architecture and monuments.   Each student will explore a monument and its significance.

The students will create a digital presentation demonstrating their knowledge of time sequences, researching Roman Monuments, and writing a presentation


Smartboard lesson on Roman monuments

Photostory 3



The teacher needs the smartboard lesson, a working knowledge of timelines, and a working knowledge of Photostory, and/or Powerpoint.



The students will be able to arrange historical dates in order, using the smartboard.

The students will create a digital presentation of their monuments and present it to the class.

Oregon Educational Technology Standards
Creativity and Innovation: 
1A. Apply existing knowledge to forecast possibilities and generate new ideas, products or processes.
1B. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
Communication and Collaboration: 
2A. Interact and collaborate with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
2D. Contribute to project teams. Produce original works or solve problems in a team setting.
Research and Information Fluency: 
3A. Plan strategies to guide inquiry.
3D. Analyze, evaluate, and summarize information or data and report results.
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making: 
4B. Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.
4C. Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and or make informed decisions.
Digital Citizenship: 
5B. Model and practice a positive attitude toward using digital technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.
Technology Operations and Concepts: 
6A. Select, use, and troubleshoot tools efficiently.
6B. Transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies.
Career Related Learning Standards
Personal Management: 
CR2A. Plan, organize, and complete projects and assigned tasks on time, meeting agreed upon standards of quality.
CR3A. Take responsibility for decisions and actions and anticipate consequences of decisions and actions.
CR4A. Maintain regular attendance and be on time.
Problem Solving: 
CR2D. Select and explain a proposed solution and course of action.
CR2E. Develop a plan to implement the selected course of action.
CR3A. Locate, process, and convey information using traditional and technological tools.
CR3C Give and receive feedback in a positive manner.
CR3D. Read technical/ instructional materials for information and apply to specific tasks.
CR4B. Demonstrate skills that improve team effectiveness (e.g., negotiation, compromise, consensus building, conflict management, shared decision making and goal-setting).
Employment Foundations: 
CR5A. Apply academic knowledge and technical skills in a career context.
Deanna Brown's picture

I wonder what format the digital presentation will be in?  How will you teach students this format? I think the idea of explicitly teaching students how to compute the passage of time and the difference between AD and BC.  When I taught 7th grade, I found that this was not a skill my students had and that it had to be taught explicitly.  I would like a little more detail on how to specifically carry out this lesson.

daveholmes's picture

When I taught this lesson, I taught the students how to use photostory.   I teach language arts as well as social studies, so this tool was very effective in both subjects.   The students had to present and discuss their monument using photostory and showing at least 5 pictures of the features of their monument.