Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire Stop-Motion Animation
Create a stop-motion animation of a conflict that takes place during the rise and fall of Rome. Choose from one of the topics provided or if you have your own idea, get it approved before you begin. Research your topic from several sources, look at several maps, RESEARCH AND UNDERSTAND YOUR TOPIC!
Punic Wars (overall of all three wars or just one)
specific battles like Cannae or Zama)
Civil Wars (Marius & Sulla, Caesar & Pompey)
specific battles like Dyrrhachium or Pharsalus
Caesar's invasion of Gaul in the Gallic Wars
Expansion of Rome's empire during its imperial phase
Basically, you're going to create a slide in Google Slide. Then duplicate it and move something. Then duplicate that new slide and move something. Over and over and over again.
When you're done, you'll flip through the slides quickly and it'll look like your creation is in motion! Want to watch the whole thing in video? Matt Miller created this great tutorial video that will walk you through the whole process. Please play close attention at 21:30.
Or, if you're short on time and want to cut to the chase, the step-by-step is below the video! 0:45 -- Create your slide animation 9:20 -- Ways students can present their animations 18:07 -- Bitmoji in slides animations 20:05 -- Draw your own images for animations 21:30 -- Example of how maps could be used 23:00 -- Examples from the classroom
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