6.7 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social                 structures during the development of Rome.

        1.  Identify the location and describe the rise of the Roman Republic, including the                     importance of such mythical and historical figures as Aeneas, Romulus and Remus,                 Cincinnatus, Julius Caesar, and Cicero.
        2.  Describe the government of the Roman Republic and its significance (e.g., written                 constitution and tripartite government, checks and balances, civic duty).
        3.  Identify the location of and the political and geographic reasons for the growth of                 Roman territories and expansion of the empire, including how the empire fostered                 economic growth through the use of currency and trade routes.
        4.  Discuss the influence of Julius Caesar and Augustus in Rome's transition from republic             to empire.
        5.  Trace the migration of Jews arounRmd the Mediterranean region and the effects of their             conflict with the Romans, including the Romans' restrictions on their right to live in                 Jerusalem.
        6.  Note the origins of Christianity in the Jewish Messianic prophecies, the life and                     teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as described in the New Testament, and the                             contribution of St. Paul the Apostle to the definition and spread of Christian beliefs                 (e.g., belief in the Trinity, resurrection, salvation).
        7.  Describe the circumstances that led to the spread of Christianity in Europe and other             Roman territories.
        8.  Discuss the legacies of Roman art and architecture, technology and science, literature,             language, and law.