Paired Texts > The Byzantine Empire
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"The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" examines the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict, moving from ancient history into the 21st century.Pair “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” with “The Byzantine Empire” and ask students to discuss how the ancient history, religion, and war created lasting conflict. How did the Crusades, for example, affect both the Eastern Roman Empire and Israel and Palestine? How has religion both brought peace and created conflict in different periods in our history? Should religion play a role in relationships between countries?
"The Roman Republic," is an informational text that recounts the history of the Roman Republic: how it was formed, how it worked, and how it eventually transitioned into the Roman Empire.Pair “The Roman Republic” with “The Byzantine Empire” and ask students to discuss how the Roman Republic influenced the Byzantine Empire. How did the Roman Republic evolve into one of the most powerful empires in the history of the world? Compare the structures of society in the Roman Republic with those of the Byzantine Empire and determine similarities and differences in how the Empire progressed over 1,000 years.