Governing Empires: The Roman and Han Empires

Grade: 
6th
Lesson Topic: 

Governing Empires: The Roman and Han Empires

Focus Question/Lesson Description: 
Compares how the Roman and Han Empires governed their territories. How do the different forms of government that emerged to administer their vast territories reflect the Roman and Han Empires' history and culture? The Han and Roman Empires rose to power between the 2nd and 1st centuries BCE and ultimately governed half the world’s population. While both empires covered vast territories and required effective administration to maintain government control, the degree to which power was concentrated in the central government differed, as did the extent to which the central government involved itself in local government.
Includes Primary Sources?: 
Yes
CA Unit Content Standard: 
6.7