At its peak, the Roman Empire held up to 130 million people over a span of million square miles. How could such a powerful empire collapse? Simple, the real effects of debasement took time to materialize... and then exploded.
Roman Empire Timeline: I kept finding my kids getting confused about the Roman Empire, the split of the Empire, and the Byzantine Empire. So I made this timeline and map worksheet to help them. Download available at: http://www.sharemylesson.com/teaching-resource/Rome-Byzantine-Timeline-and-Map-50027280/requestAction/add/