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Roman Society

Posted Eureka Lessons 6th Grade social science, Lessons

Standard(s) 6.7-2: Describe the government of the Roman Republic Before student understand the political structure of the Roman Republic, it is important for them to learn about the social classes- pats, plebs, and slaves- that existed during that period.  These resources include the following: 1. PPT. and Cloze notes on Roman Society 2. Sensory Figures […]

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The Roman Republic

Posted Eureka Lessons 6th Grade social science, Lessons

Standard(s) 6.7-2: Describe the government of the Roman Republic & its significance (written constitution & tripartite government, checks & balances, civic duty) 1. Brain Teaser: The 12 Tables- Explain to students that the Romans had a code of law called the 12 Tables discussing legal proceedings on everything from family life to crime.  Handout brain teaser (BT 12 […]

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The Kleroterion and Modern Day Jury Duty

Posted Eureka Lessons American Government, Lessons

Today when people receive jury summons in the mail you’d think by their reaction they received a kidnapper’s ransom note or something.  During the Roman republic, however, serving as a juror was actually considered an honor.  Jurors were selected randomly just like they are today.  Instead of using a mailbox, though, they used the Kleroterion- a […]

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