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Students explore ancient Rome. In this guided reading comprehension and ancient history lesson, students activate prior knowledge about ancient Roman culture. Students identify ancient Roman construction technology and preview vocabulary, then read A Story of Roman Planning and Construction by David Macaulay independently. Students generate a list of technologies used by the Romans.
Students create an online newspaper about Ancient Rome. In this history lesson, students use their knowledge of Ancient Rome to write articles for a newspaper. Articles may feature Roman politics, culture, leisure activities, etc. Students use WebBlender to publish the newspaper.
Third graders use the Big 6 to research their chosen topic about Ancient Rome. They use the information they have gathered from print and electronic resources to create a diorama depicting their topic. Students produce a "scroll" to accompany their diorama, explaining their creation and key facts that they discovered through their research.
Ninth graders investigate how Rome evolved from a republic to an empire. In this ancient Rome lesson plan, 9th graders listen to a SMART Board lecture about the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire. Students then play 4 games that require them to identify vocabulary, categorize the republic structure, map locations, and compare the republic to the empire.
In this climate of ancient Rome worksheet, students read about climate and how to make a climate graph, then use a table of information to complete a climate graph of ancient Rome, answer 5 related questions, and follow instructions to complete a physical features map of Rome.