I find the most interesting and almost hard to believe that Rome was just TOO BIG to communicate. When I learn about other empires, countries, etc., the leaders of the place are almost always hungry for more power, LAND, especially, and valued things (jewels, money). Rome was just TOO BIG of an empire to get word around.
I agree with Lidia because I didn't realize that an empire could be too big. It was so big that it took weeks, or even months for one person to receive a message. It was also super fun learning that one reason why Rome fell was because it was too big.
I find that very interesting, too. It's weird how everyone wanted land back during Rome but that is what caused it's demise eventually.
I agree with Lidia it is very interesting that one of the biggest empire in the world at that time just couldn't communicate. I wonder why Rome couldn't think of a faster way to communicate. If they had so many ideas from conquering other places why didn't they have and idea on how to communicate faster.
I agree with Lidia because we would never think that today this would happen because of text, email, etc. but the Empire was just too huge to handle. You could not even get messages out to people very fast. By the time it got out, it might not even be valid anymore.
I agree with you in the way that Rome was to big to communicate, when China in the Mongol dynasty reached more than twice its size.
I agree with Lidia.I agree with you because if the land was so big it would take allot of time to send messages and it would take allot of soldiers to cover the land when other people attacked.
The most fun thing that we did as a class is the tortuous. This was the most fun because we got to use the shields and throw paper at half of the class. But I was sad when we didn't get to throw real spears.
I agree with Claudia the tortuous formation was really fun. Also it would be more fun if we through spheres instead of paper.
I agree with Claudia because I think it was the most fun thing in the lesson. We got to try both positions to so we got to feel what it was like in both spots. The only thing that I didn't like was that we had to use paper because it got wet and we had to stand close to them I wish we could have used something better than paper.
I agree because, I like doing the tortise formation and it was a fun way of showing how army-men in rome would have to fight. But maybe next year you can use tennis balls or something that doesnt get affected by wind as much.
I also agree with Claudia but REAL SPEARS?!?!?! I don't know if I would like real spears. It was really funny when you got to throw the papers seeing all those people huddling
I agree with all of you! The tortoise formation was a fun way to learn about what Roman soldiers would have done in a real battle. It would have been really funny if we used like a arrow toy or something like that.
I agree, it was one of the best times I've had in social studies. Though, I'm not sad about not being able to throw real spears. Who knows what people would do with them!
I agree with Claudia because I also liked the tortoise formation. I thought it was fun.
I agree with Claudia because it was fun to find out how the Romans fought. It's also very unfortunate that they had to hold heavy shields for that long.
I agree Claudia. The shield formations were very fun to learn about and do ourselves. I hope we can do other fun things like this over the course of this year.
I am glad you enjoyed the fighting formations! I always have fun doing it as well. If there would have been more time we would have practiced other formations. You can go on the internet and see different formations they used which I did not have time to describe in class.
The thing that if found interesting is that Nero started the great fire of Rome. I don't know why he started the great fire of Rome and then blamed it on the Christians. I don't know why he even wanted to be Emperor of Rome if he waned to start the great fire of Rome.
I agree with you Miah because but it was little odd how he did blame the chritans for it.
I agree! Emperor Nero must have really hated the Christians, and his people, to have started the Great Fire of Rome. He was mentally ill, too, since he insulted the senators, and tried to make his horse a senator.
My favorite part in this unit was to find out the many leaders in Rome. Like Julius Caesar, Nero, and I forgot the name, Tarquinius superbus. I think this has gat to be my favorite unit so far
I think the most fun/interesting thing we have learned was the tortuous formation because we got to feel what it was like back them for the Roman soldiers. It was cool to pretend that we were in a battle because it was fun to because we got to shoot arrows and shield our self from them. That lets us know what its like to be in both positions.
My favorite thing that we learned about Rome is how Rome fell. It was so cool learning that it didn't just fall for one reason, it fell for many more! I couldn't believe that Rome was too BIG. I didn't even realize that an empire could be too big. It was also really crazy that in 73 years, there were 23 emperors and 20 of those were assonated. Their leadership was really bad in those 73 years! I also couldn't believe that warfare, famine, and plagues caused the population to drop from 50 million to 30 million in 200 years. Every year 100,000 people died. That's crazy! I also enjoyed doing the fighting formation, the tortoise.
I agree, it was really interesting how so many events lead to the fall of Rome. And all because it was too big.
The thing I found to be the most interesting from Rome is how crooked and evil Nero is. First, he killed his brother for power. Then, he killed his mother who advised him to kill his brother. Finally, he blames the Christians for a fire he started. He is so crooked and I love it.
I agree with Brendon. I agree with Brendon about Nero being so crooked. Nero was just a horrible person. My mom even said that there is a saying that says that Nero played his fiddle while watching Rome fall. I do not know how Nero could rule knowing all of the horrible stuff that he had done wrong.
The coolest thing that we learned about in Ancient Rome was the army. It was fun learning about how they trained. It was interesting learning about the fighting formations that Rome used to win their battles. How they beat up the new soldiers and how they trained with weighted wooden swords so they would be prepare for when they needed to swing a real sword during battle. It was super interesting learning what happened during the three Punic Wars. The different plans that both Hannibal, the Carthaginian general, and Rome had were interesting. It was fun watching all of the videos about all the different things of Rome. So, there was a bunch of activities and facts that I liked learning about in Ancient Rome.
I think the coolest thing that we learned about in Ancient Rome was Rome's army. How they wore all of that armor, and how they practiced with weighted swords to prepare for battle. It was cool all the videos we watched about Rome they were all very interesting and funny. It was also very cool learning about the three Punic Wars. It was so interesting the battle strategies that both Hannibal, the Carthaginian general, and the leaders of Rome came up with. Some of them were so creative like when Hannibal put flames on ox's horns and sent them down so the Roman army would think they were attacking, but when the fire got to the ox's head they would go crazy and kill a lot of the Roman soldiers. It is interesting because nobody would ever think of that today and it was so creative. It was also very cool and interesting learning about the different shield formations that Rome used in battle. So, I thought there was many reasons why Rome's army was the coolest thing to learn about in Ancient Rome.
I feel the most worrisome thing I thought was the test.It's like you have to memorize every single detail in that little developing brain of yours, and no matter how hard you try. You can't remember it all, and the actual day of the test. You know you toast, you're not prepared, you might as well get prepared to go to McDonalds college. if they even let you in.. Then when you finally get your test back, you know you did just fine (hopefully). And then comes the next unit.
I feel the most interesting and exciting thing about Rome was how Rome's governments took many different forms. Like how at the beginning of Rome their was only one overall ruler. Then the last king was overthrown and all of Rome's Patricians ruled, then Rome turned into a Republic were everyone got a say in who were the rulers. Then finally Augustus took over as Romes first Emperor and that was Romes last government. I feel that's exciting because so many different things happened to one government to contribute to the other coming to take over the first.
I also believe this is interesting because not many nations change governments as quickly and as many times as Rome. I've noticed that Rome's governments change as Rome changes. when the plebeians want some say in government, they change.
The thing that I found most interesting about Rome was learning about the different emperors. I specifically liked learning about the bad emperors. My favorite was probably Nero and how he set fire to the fire to Rome and blamed it on the Christians. I feel that he was one of the worst emperors ever.
I also think that is interesting. I personaly think Nero was the worst.
I think the most interesting about Rome was the formation with the shield. I think their formations are interesting because they can help in battle. The tortoise formation is to protect you from arrows.
I believe that the most fun and interesting thing we learned about rome was their gladiator fights because they fulfil their love of bloodshed and violence in an interesting way. Though it is a bit gross, the romans thought it as an everyday must-see show,like a new movie,and didn't give it a second thought.
I thought it was interesting that Rome was too big to communicate! You would not think of this today, because of email, text and other virtual ways to communicate. Rome was just too huge. Messages would take a long time to get were they needed to go.
I agree with Callie because they didn´t has phones back then like we do now.If we send a text message it doesn't take that long to reply because they get it instantly.Back then it took so long.
The most interesting thing we learned was that Rome was so big it was so hard to communicate.To other parts of Rome it took too long for there messages to get to the other person.Now today it takes less than 2 minutes because of email texting.We will never now how long it would take to get a reply.
I think the most interesting thing we learned about Rome was that it got to be so big that an emperor split it in two. Back then they didn't have the technology we have and they couldn't just send a text to someone on the other side of the empire. The US is pretty big but we have the technology to talk to some one in Hawaii if you're in New York. It was pretty interesting also to just find out how massive the Roman empire got.
I find the most exciting part that we learned in Rome was learning the emperors and the videos we watched with it however I was a little disappointed when some we couldn't learn about because it past the limit of 6-grade appropriate, but I was really surprised when one tried to make his horse emperor.
i found the most interesting that Rome was to big for the people to communicate. When you wanted to send a message to someone it would take around three weeks just to get a message across to that person.It is like me and my friend but now we can call and it would not take that long to get a message to her.
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