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Honors History 10

Ancient Roman History

This course examines the pre-Christian and early Christian world as seen through the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. It covers highlights of Roman history from the mythical founding of the city in 753 BC, the fall of the Republic in the first century BC, to the fall of the Empire in 476 AD. St. Augustine provides background on the conflict of Catholicism with paganism in Roman society.

Course Description

The study of ancient Rome is vital to any genuine understanding of the movement and progress of History in the West. The personalities and events from this prominent era in history have largely influenced those of later times.

 This course will enable the student to become familiar with the political and religious developments of this period; know and understand the significance of the important events, dates, persons and places in the Western Europe of 753 BC-476 AD; trace the cause and effect of political developments in the ancient world and, by extension, in the modern; observe the timelessness of human relations and the similarities of man's responses to the conditions in which he finds himself, across time periods; identify the periods of ancient history and major characters of the period; and become familiar with the map of the ancient world and the seeds of modern conflicts.

 

Course Expectations

Students taking this course for Kolbe Honors (H) credit will have eight papers, a mid-term, and final exam each semester.  Additionally, core students should expect to have daily reading and minor weekly written assignments or quizzes.

Assignment due-dates and some grades are established by the parent.  To receive honors credit with Kolbe Academy, students must submit a number of designated assignments to Kolbe Academy for grading, usually exams and select papers.  The parent- and Kolbe-established grades are averaged to produce the final grade for the honors course. Alternatively, a student may enroll in the Self-Paced Plus© grading assistance program to receive additional grading assistance by a Kolbe Academy faculty or staff member on designated assignments in the course.  In this case, parents may still submit grades for the student to be averaged in with the required Kolbe-graded honors assignments, or they may use the teacher-graded materials only to receive credit.

Course Texts
  • The History of Rome from Its Foundations: The Early History of Rome, Livy, translated by Aubrey De Sélincourt
  • The History of Rome from Its Foundations: The War with Hannibal, Livy, translated by Aubrey De Sélincourt
  • Makers of Rome. Plutarch, translated by Ian Scott-Kilvert
  • The Annals of Imperial Rome, Tacitus, translated by Michael Grant
  • City of God, St. Augustine, translated by Henry Bettenson

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Optional physical copies available for purchase for the following under the History 10 "Optional Material" section in the Kolbe Bookstore (digital copies are provided with the self-paced course):

  • Early History of Rome Study Guide, Kolbe Academy Publishing
  • The War with Hannibal Study Guide, Kolbe Academy Publishing
  • Plutarch's Roman Lives Study Guide, Kolbe Academy Publishing
  • The Annals of Imperial Rome Study Guide, Kolbe Academy Publishing
  • City of God Study Guide, Kolbe Academy Publishing
Course Plan Sample

Note that this is the digital version of the homeschool course plan, which is found in the course's associated Parent Group.  This course plan is built into the Schoology course for the student. 

History10Sample.pdf

Course Details:

Section Number

SPH-10HIST-H

 Videos Presented By 

Mrs. Abigail Palmer

Grades (Typical)

9 - 12 (10th)

Tuition

$499

Honors Fee

$69

Self-Paced Plus Grading Assistance
(Optional)

$200

Credits (Type)

10 (History)

Transcript Designation

H

Self-Paced Companion Courses

Ancient Roman Literature
Mass & Sacraments/Church History I

Online Companion Courses

Ancient Roman Literature
Mass & Sacraments/Church History I
Advanced Composition with Vocabulary

Notes

Also offered at a Kolbe Core (K) level.