In between fighting, Roman soldiers played this game for their amusement. What is the game? Bocce ball, a form of lawn bowling which the Italians brought to the US. This sport can be played by anyone who can roll a ball that is about the size of a softball. Lesson one talks about the history, rules, and courtesies of the game. There are eight lessons in total. Additionally, there are links to the lessons and to the unit plan page.