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Monday, October 25, 2010

Middle School History Online: Ancient Rome

Update: This live course has concluded and is available now as a recorded course through our Unlimited Access! Service. This is a great way to learn at your own pace when your schedule allows. To subscribe or learn more: Catholic Homeschooling

Middle School History: The Romans; A Day in the Life
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Class dates: Wednesdays, January 12 to March 23, 2011
Total classes: 10
Starting time: 9:30 am, Eastern Standard Time (8:30 am, Central)
Duration: 1 hour
Prerequisite: None
Suggested grade level: 7th to 8th
Fee: Regularly $150 for entire 10-week course. $20 Early Enrollment Discount before November 1, 2010.

Course description: This course provides a narrative history of the Romans from their modest beginnings through their rise and, finally, to their fall. The focus will be on providing as multifaceted an understanding of Roman life at all levels of society as is possible; hence, the writings, foods, games, and ideas of the Romans will all find their places in the course. Some Latin memorization may be incorporated into the course, depending on the abilities of the students.

Homework: Readings, activities, maps, timelines, and study questions may be assigned. An independent research project will be required as an end of the semester assignment.

Course materials: All materials available free online.

Equipment requirements:
Students are required to have high-speed internet and a headset with microphone.

The instructor will be available via email in between classes for questions and comments.
Recordings of classes are provided to students within 24 hours and available for 6 months.
Homeschool Connections does not provide record keeping services.

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