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Before Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire, Christians were subjected to brutal punishments, including death, under nine Roman emperors. In this Opening Up the Textbook (OUT) lesson, students explore accounts from a present-day textbook, a Roman historian in 116 CE, and a professor of theological studies in 1998 to answer the question: Why did the Roman Empire persecute Christians?

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This source is great. It allows for great interpretation of content while also allowing the students to investigate and learn from their own thinking process. This is especially great to use as a performance task to prepare for the new forms of testing. It really prepares our students.
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