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Ancient Rome - Level I Progress Report
George W Guest — May 28, 2017
Course Description: This introductory course covers Roman History and is appropriate for sixth grade or above. The class begins with the legendary kingdom of Rome and the follows Roman history from the hero stories of the Early Republic to the fall of the Roman Empire. Since the class is intended for younger students, most of the emphasis is on the Republican era, but highlights of imperial Rome are also covered.
Reading Requirement: Students are asked to read at least six books, and earn 400 Reading Credits for this course. George W Guest has earned credits for reading the following books.
|Famous Men of Rome by John Haaren (Read 100% of 96 credits )
Updated: May 07, 2013
Attractive biographical sketches of twenty-eight of the most prominent characters in the history of ancient Rome, from its founding to its fall. Includes most of the best known characters from the kingdom and republic of Rome, as well as the most prominent personages from the imperial age. Each story is told in a clear, simple manner, and is well calculated to awaken and stimulate the youthful imagination.
|Story of the Romans by Helene Guerber (Read 75% of 114 credits )
Updated: May 21, 2013
This elementary history of Rome presents short stories of the great heroes, mythical and historical, from Aeneas and the founding of Rome to the fall of the western empire. Around the famous characters of Rome are graphically grouped the great events with which their names will forever stand connected. Vivid descriptions bring to life the events narrated, making history attractive to the young, and awakening their enthusiasm for further reading and study.
|Our Little Carthaginian Cousin by C. V. Winlow (Read 100% of 36 credits )
Updated: May 07, 2013
This story about a Carthaginian boy named Hanno takes place during the era between the first and second Punic Wars. Instead of focusing on historical events, the author emphasizes the customs and daily lives of typical Carthaginian of the era. The drama of the story peaks when Hanno rescues his sister from the murderous priests of Carthage, and eventually joins the army of Hannibal.
|Our Little Roman Cousin by Julia D. Cowles (Read 100% of 37 credits )
Updated: Apr 14, 2013
This book tells the story of Marcus, a young boy who lived in the final years of the Roman Republic during the age of Julius Caesar and Cicero. The focus of this children's book is less on political events than on the everyday life of a boy growing to manhood during the close of the Republican era.
|Stories from Roman History by Lena Dalkeith (Read 100% of 40 credits )
Updated: May 15, 2013
This children's book was written as a first introduction to Roman history for elementary students. It is too short to introduce Roman history in a comprehensive manner, but instead recounts stories about some of the most famous heroes of Republic Rome. Subjects include Horatius and Coriolanus, heroes of the early Republic; Hannibal, Fabius Cunctator, and Scipio Africanus, military leaders of the Punic Wars; and Pompey and Julius Caesar, protagonists of the Caesarean Civil War, which brought the republic to an end.
|City of the Seven Hills by S. B. Harding (Read 35% of 116 credits )
Updated: Jun 21, 2013
This short history of Rome is part of a four book set, intended for middle school readers that introduces the major points of world history. Like most Roman histories written for younger students it focuses primarily on the Kingdom and Republican eras, and conveys all of the major legends and hero stories of the age. Harding is exceptionally good at conveying the essential stories of an era in concise, but engaging prose. An excellent introduction to Roman history for novices.
Study Review: Students are encouraged to review multiple-choice questions for each historical eras. Twelve questions are presented in every review session and students are asked to review each division at least twice. George W Guest has completed a review of the following divisions.
|Study Unit||Best Score||Rating||Sessions||Medals||Date|
|1: Kingdom of Rome||12 of 12||100%||23||10||Mar 07 2016|
|2: Early Republic||12 of 12||100%||18||8||Mar 07 2016|
|3: Punic Wars||11 of 12||92%||13||4||Apr 26 2017|
|4: Decline of Republic||12 of 12||100%||11||6||Oct 07 2016|
|5: Age of the Caesars||11 of 12||92%||11||6||Dec 15 2016|
|6: Height of Empire||9 of 12||75%||4||2||Mar 03 2015|
|7: Fall of Empire optional||7 of 12||58%||2||0||Aug 24 2016|
|8: Rise of Christianity||0 of 12||0%||0||0||Not Taken|
|AVERAGE PERCENT RATING||88%||82||36|
Awards: The more students review Study Questions, the more medals they earn. Bronze medals are awarded for getting at least 65% correct; Silver for 80%, Gold for 90% and Diamond for 100%. Students can earn up to ten medals per division.