Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Pax Romana

The Roman Empire at the height of the Pax Romana. 

 Today's Learning Objective  Discuss the influence of Julius Caesar and Augustus in Rome's transition from republic to empire.

Guided Reading: The Pax Romana After the assassination of Julius Caesar, his adopted song Octavian hunted down the assassins and after 14 years of war became emperor of Rome. He was granted the title of Augustus, meaning "great and holy one," and ruled the empire for more than 40 years. He rule began a long period of peace and prosperity, known as the Pax Romana, or the "Roman Peace." Read more about this period from Mr. Donn's ancient Rome website below.  

BrainPop: Pax Romana Let's continue to examine the Pax Romana today by watching a BrainPop video and taking an online quiz. BrainPop's "Pax Romana" can be accessed from the BrainPop app within your Google Drive.