Comparing the Fall of Rome to Modern Problems



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Comparing the Fall of Rome to Modern Problems
Directions:

For this project, you are going to analyze ten theories for the fall of Rome and compare them to problems in modern American society. We will read about several reasons Rome may have fallen. Then you will find a newspaper article and make a comparison to a modern problem and a problem the Roman Empire was facing. Use the worksheet attached to this page to complete the assignment.




  1. Read about the ten Theories to the fall of Rome.



  1. Chose the most important reason for the fall of Rome. Write about why you think this was the biggest reason why Rome fell.



  1. Think about a problem we are having in modern American which is similar to the problem Rome was facing.



  1. Find a recent newspaper article describing the modern American problem. Read it, highlight it and bring it to class.



  1. Write a summary of your article on the worksheet attached.



  1. Compare the similarities and the differences between the modern problem and Rome’s problem on the worksheet attached.



  1. Complete the “What Do You Think” Worksheet attached.



  1. Hand in your article with your completed worksheet.

Name _________________________

Date ____________________



What do you think is the most important reason for the fall of Rome? Why?


Title of your article

___________________________________________________________

Date Published ___________________________________________________________

Newspaper or Magazine or web address

___________________________________________________________
Write a summary of your article:




  • Important events


  • Important ideas




From your article:

Similarities


Differences



What do you think? How serious is this problem to the United States? Could this problem cause our downfall? Make a suggestion on how we can solve or fix this problem.




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