Are We Rome?

We started to wrap up our unit on Rome by asking a simple and scary question: Are we Rome?  In the next few days, we’ll explore the parallels between the Roman Empire around the year 400 and the United States in the year 2017.  If the Roman Empire eventually fell, what does that mean for America’s future.

For homework, please read this commentary on Cullen Murphy’s book The New Rome: The Fall of an Empire and the Fate of America.

As you read, please annotate in the following colors
Data – Blue
Opinions – Green
Insert a note explaining your thoughts on the data or opinion

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I will post the lesson following our discussion tomorrow.