The concept of cause and effect is essential in Social Studies. Recognizing patterns of cause and effect is an important analytical skill that allows us to explain why things happened the way they did in the past.
Ancient Rome is the name for a civilization in Italy. It began as a small farming community in the 8th century BC, became a city and took the name of Roma from its founder Romulus. Discover why and how it grew to become the largest empire in the ancient world.
The old story goes that the city of Rome was built on seven hills. The heights are all located on the east side of the river Tiber and have always been very important places of the city and it is on these hills was the life of Roman citizens. Discover what's so special about each of the seven hills of Rome.