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Teach Ancient Rome!
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Ancient Rome continues to fascinate. Visit the ruins, test your knowledge of Roman mythology, play memory games and complete jigsaw puzzles. Loaded with images and information, this app is engaging and interactive.
Four Sisters in Ancient Rome
What was leisurely life like for the young, wealthy women of ancient Rome? Though all records from the period were written by men, this video demonstrates that we are still able to construct some aspects of a woman's daily duties and relationships. After previewing the clip, check out the additional resources to discover more about some of the important people, sites, and cultural happenings of ancient Rome that are referenced in the video.
It's Ancient Rome in 3-D!
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.
Ancient Rome (Review)
Ninth graders investigate how Rome evolved from a republic to an empire. In this ancient Rome instructional activity, 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.
A Day in the Life: Studying Ancient Rome
Learners create an online newspaper about Ancient Rome. In this history instructional activity, students use their knowledge of Ancient Rome to write articles for a newspaper. Articles may feature Roman politics, culture, leisure activities, etc. Learners use WebBlender to publish the newspaper.
The Climate of Ancient Rome
In this climate of ancient Rome worksheet, learners 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.
The Violence of Ancient Rome
Students compare the violence in ancient Rome and the violence in American society today. They research and write an essay that requires comparison and contrast techniques as well as supporting personal opinions about violence in our society.
Dictator For a Day
Students discuss dictatorship. In this Social Studies lesson, students review Julius Caeser's rule over Ancient Rome and they elect one student to be dictator for the day. They write about the pros and cons of having a dictator.
The Roman Empire Travel Brochure
Seventh graders use the Internet to research the city of ancient Rome. They follow guidelines to design and create a travel brochure about the city and the class then votes on the most convincing representation.
Living Art-i-facts: Technology Takes Us There!
Students create living artifacts dealing with different times and cultures. They explore Ancient Rome, the Middle Ages, Islam, Africa, and the United States.
Where Is Rome?
Third graders discover Ancient Rome through maps and worksheets. In this world history lesson, 3rd graders locate Rome on a world map and identify the scope of the Roman Empire. Students label an entire map of Italy after printing one from the Internet.
Third graders use Google Earth to examine Roman architecture. In this ancient Rome lesson, 3rd graders visit the noted URLs to look at examples of Roman architecture. Students work in teams to examine data about the structures.
Breaking the Chains, Rising Out of Circumstances
Students research slavery in ancient Rome and compare and contrast it to slavery in the United States. In this slavery lesson, students investigate the differences of slavery in different parts of the country, write a paper to report their findings, and create drawings that also depict the results of the research.
Technology and Medicine
Students watch a video and continue with research of Ancient Rome and the quest for knowledge. They form expert groups to study one aspect of life in Ancient Rome and share with the rest of the class.
Rome's Violent Past
Students discuss the role of public entertainment in ancient Rome. They imagine themselves as a participant at a gladiator games at the Roman Colosseum and write an personal account of the games.
Gladiators: Rome's Violent Past
Students consider the games played in ancient Rome. In this ancient Rome lesson, students research Roman entertainment and write personal accounts of gladiator games.
Life in Rome
Do you ever wonder what was life like in Ancient Rome? Wonder no longer, this slide show is here to answer your questions about ancient Roman clothing, food, religion, social structure, government, and education. Each slide provides an image and key facts pertaining to Roman life. Did you know Romans lived in apartments?
Students investigate information about the leaders of Rome. In this ancient Rome activity, students research Roman warfare and military leaders in order to write and present their own one-act plays based on Scipio, Hannibal, Julius Caesar, Pompey, and Augustus as well as others.
Aqueduct Architecture: Moving Water to the Masses in Ancient Rome
Ninth graders compare ancient and modern technology in water transporting. In this lesson on the evolution of the aqueduct, 9th graders build a working aqueduct model and examine its components. They explain the importance and use of the aqueduct in ancient Rome.