The Fall of the Western Roman Empire Lesson

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Learning objectives

In this lesson, students will gain a chronological understanding of the fall of the Western Roman Empire in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages. They will develop an awareness of the key people, places, and concepts associated with this period of time. Students will have the opportunity to achieve this through choosing their own method of learning, from reading, research and watching options, as well as the chance to engage in extension activities. This lesson includes a self-marking quiz for students to demonstrate their learning.

How would you like to learn?

Option 1: Reading


Step 1: Download the reading questions worksheet below:

Step 2: Answer the questions by reading the webpage below:


Option 2: Internet research


Download a copy of the worksheet and use the internet to complete the tables.


Option 3: Watch video


Step 1: Download a copy of the viewing questions below:

Step 2: Answer the questions by watching the documentary below:


Resources for subscribers



Extension activities