This I Got a Lava Livin' to Do in Pompeii lesson plan also includes:
Scholars imagine themselves as citizens of Pompeii in 79 AD. First they are assigned a job (or place in society like a child or slave). Then they record their daily activities for the weeks leading up to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in their journals. Participating in the role-play, they accurately portray an identity, give realistic descriptions of time and place, and present insights about life in Pompeii prior to the volcano's eruption.
- Extend the lesson into a longer project
- Consider cross-curricular options (social studies, English, science, and even art)
- Role - play is engaging for even reluctant learners
- Primary source document from Pliny the Younger is linked in resource
- Plenty of standards addressed
- Resource is older, but still applicable. Teacher needs to identify the current standards covered