Lesson 1 (from Section I, ch. 1-3)
Section I, ch. 1-3
The time is approximately 40 AD and near the end of the Roman Empire. However, the Roman Empire is still vast at this time with many cultures within its boundaries. The objective is to understand the cultures involved to better understand its affects on a failing empire.
1- Make a list on the class board of the main characters involved in the first three chapters. List, with the names, their family history as well as their individual background. For example, Herod the Agrippa is Jewish from Edom but is raised in Rome with Roman royalty and Flaccus is Roman but spends many of his years in Antioch.
2- Split the students into small groups and have them choose one of the characters on the board. Have the students discuss the culture of the person's family history, but also of their present culture...
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