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SOURCE 1

House gods

SOURCE 2

Temple

a) Research Task!

Find a legend in which a god made something extraordinary happen. Write a brief report on the event. Draw a picture and colour it in.

As time passed, the educated Romans especially, came to realize that they were not dependent on gods. They turned to other faiths in search of happiness and hope. One of these was Christianity . Christians conveyed a simple message of love and hope to all people, according to the example of Jesus who helped the poor and the sick during his stay on Earth. Tales were written to show that people who lived as He had lived, would be saved and live forever. In the beginning poor people, especially, accepted Christianity, because this message could change and renew their lives.

Christians, however, were not allowed to worship in Rome, because the emperors did not want God to receive more honour than they. Approximately 30 years after the death of Jesus, emperors, such as Nero in 64 A.D, started to persecute Christians, maltreating and killing them. Only in 313 A.D. did emperor Constantine issue a law to ensure freedom of religion. Within 300 years Christianity spread across the whole Roman Empire, as well as large parts of Asia and Africa. 1 500 years later, it had spread world-wide. We still find beautiful basilicas from the Roman era in many places.

b) Emperors such as Nero organized the persecution of Christians as sport.

Interview Nero (briefly) about his views on service to the gods and religion.

c) BRAINSTORMING (IN GROUPS)

How, do you think, would a Roman Emperor like Nero have reacted after reading the letter below from one of his governors?

Assessment

LO 2

HISTORICAL KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING The learner will be able to demonstrate historical knowledge and understanding.

We know this when the learner:

2.1 understands chronology and time:

compiles an historical time line with BC, AD, ancient, modern;

2.2 supplies reasons why an historical event took place (causes, effects):

is able to supply proof orally or in written form of causes / effects of events, and to identify patterns;

2.3 differentiates between different periods (similarities, differences):

shows differences / similarities between situations experienced at present and those of a specific period by making use of written evidence.

Memorandum

Activity 2

(a) The ancient Romans had different gods for different aspects of their lives. There were also a god of the seas, fire, music, love, etc.

  1. In Rome Nero used the Christians as scapegoats after a devastating fire destroyed a large part of the city. Christians were arrested and as punishment they were fed to wild animals.

The Romans were expected to be loyal to the state. Worshipping the emperor was encouraged as a way to bring about unity amongst the people of the Empire. One way of doing, was to burn incense before a statue of the emperor. To the Christians their most important duty was to be loyal to God, who was a higher deity. It was considered a threat and rebelliousness, especially because Christians also refused to pay taxes or pray to the emperor.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
Ali
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
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Giriraj
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
Bhagvanji
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
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Source:  OpenStax, Social sciences: history grade 5. OpenStax CNX. Sep 23, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10988/1.2
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