Ancient Rome Map Worksheet

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It wasn't just the great leaders of ancient Rome that shaped their civilization—the geography of the region played a major role as well. After first identifying major land masses, bodies of water, and city states on a map of Europe, young scholars respond to a series of short answer questions addressing the impact of geography on ancient Roman society.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign this worksheet as an in-class or homework assignment during a study of ancient Rome in middle school social studies classes
  • Use this as a formative assessment of student learning during an ancient Rome social studies unit
Classroom Considerations

  • The included map may be to small for students to write in the names of the different geographic locations, in which case they can be labeled with numbers or letters instead
  • Resource assumes learners have prior knowledge about the history of ancient Rome
  • Worksheet tells students to "Use Section 6.1 of your textbook", but any print or digital reference material on ancient Rome can be used
Pros

  • The six short answer questions require students to think critically about the role geography played in Roman history
  • Space is provided on the worksheet for students to record their responses to the short answer questions
Cons

  • Exercise does not include an answer key
  • When printed, the map appears blurry, but can still be used to complete the activity
Common Core