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This is an extensive series that focuses on six major events that shaped the rise and fall of one of the most influential empires of all time, Ancient Rome. The series is broken into six segments each describing one turning point. Caesar, Nero, rebellion, revolution, Constantine, The Fall of Rome are all covered through dramatic reenactment, storytelling, and documentary style explanation. Part one begins with the rise of Caesar and the end of a great battle.
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, 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.  
Students create an online newspaper about Ancient Rome. In this history activity, 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.
The second section on Ancient Rome begins with a six-part series on another shift in Roman politics, Emperor Nero. Each of the subsequent videos focuses on Nero's insanity, philandering, and misuse of power. This is a highly dramatic series that contains some questionable classroom content and should be previewed prior to use.
Caesar is set on overthrowing the Roman Republic and destroying the Senate. In part four of this six-part series he and his men travel to Spain to decimate Pompeii's supporters. But Caesar's men mutiny and force him to make rash decisions. This is a graphic portrayal of the brutality of Ancient Rome, teacher discretion is advised.
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.
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.
You have a job to do; you need to teach a unit on Ancient Rome. But first, you need to read the teaching tips, scroll to the bottom of the page, and then use the great downloadable teaching tools! There are two fun collaborative projects, a writing assignment, an extensive presentation, guided notes, vocabulary, and unit test, all ready to use. Teaching the class about Ancient Rome will be fun for you and for them!
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.
Students investigate information about the leaders of Rome. In this ancient Rome lesson, 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.
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. 
Students create living artifacts dealing with different times and cultures. They explore Ancient Rome, the Middle Ages, Islam, Africa, and the United States.
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.
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.
Young scholars consider the games played in ancient Rome. In this ancient Rome lesson, students research Roman entertainment and write personal accounts of gladiator games.
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 research ancient Rome. They examine and analyze effective travel brochures and then work in groups to research aspects of ancient Rome and present their findings in a brochure.
Students create a travel brochure based on the research they have done on the ancient civilization of Ancient Rome. In this Ancient Rome lesson plan, students research Ancient Rome and then present their findings to the class with their travel brochure.
Middle schoolers compare entertainment in ancient Rome to entertainment today. In this ancient Rome lesson, students research the details regarding the entertainment that occurred in the Colosseum and the Circus Maximus in Rome. Middle schoolers compare the venues and entertainment to professional sports of contemporary times.