Minimum 450 words for each topic
Then, for this week, you get to build your own assignment. You will pick a topic related to Roman history that you find the most compelling and write about it. Be sure to explain why you picked your topic and identify the when, where, how, why, what data (in other words, if you pick Julius Caesar tell us when he ruled, why he was important, what he did, how he did it, where he did the thing you are telling us about…) Roman history is full of fascinating topics and by allowing you all the freedom to choose we will receive a diverse and interesting set of entries. If you need help choosing a topic, email me.
These web sites will be helpful for many topics:
Option A: For option A you will be investigating the Byzantine Empire (Eastern Roman Empire). What were the outstanding accomplishments of the Byzantine empire under Justinian and Theodora’s rule? What was Theodora’s role in the governance of Constantinople? What was unusual about her role, for the time? In what ways did they preserve the culture of the Roman Empire and help solidify the importance and expansion of Christianity?
Option A: Maya Civilization. Discuss the history of the Maya paying particular attention to their calendar system, religion, and the Ball Game. Discuss the role human/blood sacrifice had in their society. Why did they believe that human and blood sacrifice was so necessary?