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In Old Pompeii
High schoolers investigate the history of Pompeii and its destruction. They take a virtual field trip to the ruins of Pompeii, create a travel brochure to attract tourists to the site, and write an account of their trip.
The Ruins of Pompeii: A Window into History
Sixth graders research the history of Pompeii and its destruction. Locate important geographical features of Rome. Gain insight into the past through archaeological interpretation. Synthesize historical information through imaginative writing.
I Got a Lava Livin' to Do in Pompeii
Sixth graders imagine themselves as citizens of Pompeii in 79 A.D. and record their daily activities in journals. In this journalistic role-play, they accurately portray an identity, give realistic descriptions of time and place, and present insights about life in Pompeii.
Pompeii the Lost City
Third graders list characteristics of Pompeii before and after the volcanic eruption that destroyed the city. They construct paragraphs with their characteristics and illustrate their paragraphs.
Perspectives on Life in Pompeii, Circa 79 AD
Students read "The Eruption of Vesuvius" and "Flight from Disaster," watch slide show of archaeological ruins in Pompeii and Herculaneum, discuss Roman culture, view Powerpoint presentation on graffiti found in Pompeii and Herculaneum, and write their own graffiti in Latin.
Private life in Pompeii
Students have a more visual idea of the private life of the population of a Roman town like Pompeii. Students improve their ICT skills in using the class conference on the school's FirstClass system, writing in Word and copying a picture and inserting it into a Word document.
Sixth graders experience a sensory exploration of the city of Pompeii through vocabulary exercises, interactive websites, multiple readings, and personal writing activities. They produce a vocabulary game on MS Power Point, a news article/report on the events of Pompeii, and a sensory poem using Inspiration.
Sites to see and save
In this Pompeii worksheet, students read an article about a collapsed building in Pompeii and answer short answer questions about it. Students answer 4 questions, fill out 1 chart, and identify words from 6 sentences.
Culture of Pompeii
In need of a worksheet that focuses on the government and culture of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii? Here you'll find 16 questions related to the government, religion, society, and culture of Pompeii, prior to the eruption of Mr. Vesuvius.
I Got a Lava Livin' to do in Pompeii !
Sixth graders create journal entries from the point of view of Roman identities during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. They discuss the legacies of Roman art and architecture, technology, science, literature, language and law. They investigate how earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, and floods change human and wildlife habitats.
Enduring Influence: Rome, Greece, and Byzantium
Students explore ancient cultures. In this ancient history lesson, students view programs that depict the ancient Roman, Greek, and Byzantine cultures. Students consider how archaeologists, geologists, and scientists have uncovered the culture of Pompeii.
The Last Day of Pompeii
In this reading comprehension worksheet, learners read an article about Pompeii and then analyze the setting as they complete a graphic organizer.
For this Pompeii worksheet, students read a short article about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Students answer 4 multiple choice questions about the text.
Rome, Greece and Byzantium
Students recognize that historians and scientists have pieced together the story of Pompeii. They examine Pliny the Younger's first-hand account of the eruption of Vesuvius and describe what the personal account reveals about the events in Pompeii.
Forces of Nature: Ring of Fire
Third graders will research the Ring of Fire and be able to share their findings with their partner. They will also demonstrate volcanic eruptions using a baking soda and vinegar volcano model. Then they will discover how continental drifting takes place. Inquiry based activities are included.
Pliny and the Eruption of Mt. Vesuvius
Young scholars study volcanology and the history of Mt. Vesuvius. In this volcanoes lesson students read articles, write a journal entry and give an oral presentation.
Students investigate the Internet's role in preserving the ruins of ancient civilizations by creating an Internet scavenger hunt, a collection of Web sites and related questions
Third graders read the story "Pompeii...Buried Alive." They locate Italy on a world map and define the term artifact. Students conduct an artifact dig on the playground. Students study the characteristics of mosaics and their significance within the Italian culture during the time of Pompeii. They create a paper mosaic.
For this number facts worksheet, students determine the number associated with each of the twenty-five facts provided. Students then need to determine how the answers are related to each other. Answers are provided at the end of the worksheet.
Houses in Pompeii
If you're teaching a unit on Roman architecture, this simple handout could be useful for generating your own questions, but may not be used as-is. It is intended to accompany a specific reading that is not referenced or included. Terms to define include atrium, latina, triclinium, and more.