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BBC Education - The Romans
This website provides an excellent overview for students exploring the Roman Empire. It contains activities, resources, a
glossary, and timeline. Based in the United Kingdom, the website provides interesting insights into the Roman invasion of
Other Sites for Young Students:
2) Ancient Rome Daily Life
3) Civilizations: Greece and Rome (Grade 3)

Children's Section: The Roman Empire
This great introduction to the Roman Empire includes sections titled a brief history, great builders, Roman achievements,
famous Romans, Evils of Rome, and Roman Gods. Special articles include the topics of Roman homes, Roman dress, and
the Games. The site also contains quizzes, forums, electronic postcards, and areas to vote on issues. There is also a section
for older students and adults.
Related Sections:
2) Adult Section: The Roman Empire Index
3) Adult Section: Roman Links

LacusCurtius: Into the Roman World
This comprehensive website contains information about Roman towns and monuments, Latin texts, maps, a Roman
information dictionary and encyclopedia, as well as other useful information. This comprehensive website is for older

Rome: Republic to Empire
Explore historical and cultural topics associated with Ancient Rome. Historical topics include slavery, rebellion, and leaders.
Civilization and culture topics include names, government, politics, army, clothing, home life, leisure, baths, and games.
Other Great, Information-Rich Websites for Students:
2) Electronic Passport to Rome
3) Rome: Odyssey Online
4) Rome

After visiting several of the websites, complete one or more of these activities:

Debate the "Fall of the Empire". Read the essay titled The Myth Of "Decline And Fall" by Edward Champlin. Do you
agree or disagree with his conclusion that Rome didn't decline, it "changed". Hold a debate focusing on key issues related to
the decline, fall, change, or evolution of the Roman Empire.
Construct an Aqueduct. Explore the NOVA Online Aqueduct Project page, then create an
aqueduct. Read more about aqueducts at Roman Aqueducts and Water Systems.

Be a Roman Architect. Learn more about the architecture of Ancient Rome at the Ancient Rome Online Architecture and
Architecture through the Ages page. Then, choose one of the following projects. 1) Select a famous piece of architecture and
describe how it reflects the time period. If this building were constructed today, how would it be alike and different from the
original? 2) Look at a Roman House and the Roman House pages. Then, view a computer reconstruction of the interiors. Do
you like this design? Why or why not? How would today's home compare to a home in ancient times? 3) Explore the Forum.
Create your own forum for a new city you invent.
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Become a Famous Roman. Learn about a famous person from Roman history. Recreate a scene from their life and see if
your peers can figure out who you are. Use The Biographies, Famous Romans, BBC Education - Emperors, Important
People and Roman Emperors for a brief overview of key people. Vote for the best and worst Roman Emperors online!

Explore Roman Culture. Explore some aspect of Roman culture such as music, education, religion, family, games or law.
Create a Venn diagram comparing life then to life now.

Take a Visual Tour. Read Visit to Rome. Then, take a visual tour of Rome at the Pictorial Visit or Pictorial Tour of Rome
page. Or, use Ancient Rome: Images and Pictures, Picture Index1, Picture Index, Virtual Walkthrough, Virtual
Walkthrough2, Roman Art and Architecture, or Virtual Rome Index to find visuals. Select a photo and write a story about
what may have happened on that spot during ancient times. Or, compare life on that spot today versus ancient times.

Create an Ancient Rome Glossary. There are lots of strange and interesting words associated with Roman times. Create
your own glossary including your favorite new words such as people, places, and things. Use BBC Education - The Romans,
Quick links, and Glossary for ideas.

Write an Adventure. Write a short story using a Roman adventure theme. Remember an adventure can be fun, but also
dangerous. For example, use the Chariot Racing page or Roman Chariot pictures to get ideas for a chariot race story. Would
you want to be a gladiator? Why or why not? Read about Gladiatorial Games or The Games and write a story about your

Choose the Greatest Achievement. Explore the Roman Achievements page. Choose an achievement and learn more about
it. Then, write a persuasive paper about why it is the most important achievement.

Send a Roman Postcard. Send a Roman Electronic Postcard to a student in another class. Write about something you've
learned about one of the Roman Emperors.

Draw an Empire Map. Create a map of the Roman empire during a particular period. Compare your map to people
focusing on different time periods. Use the Maps of the Roman Empire, Map of the Empire, Roman Atlas, Empire in 12CE,
Empire in 150CE, Empire in 500CE or ideas.

Create a Town Tour. Roman towns were carefully planned. Visit the Tour a Roman Town site. Create your own town using
drawing software, markers, or other tools.

Build a Timeline. Use the following sites to help you build a timeline of Roman history including BBC Education - The
Romans, Important Events, Roman Chronology, EAWC Chronology: Rome, Chronology of Emperors, A Brief History,
Chronology of Roman History. Use HyperHistory to compare your timeline to other events that were happening in the world
at the same time.

Explore Daily Life in Rome. What was daily life like in Rome? Write a short skit showing daily life. You might include
information about athletics, food, holidays, houses, baths, laws, maps, politics, and the role of women and children. Use
Daily Life, Daily Life, Ancient Rome Daily Life, Life in Roman Times, Daily Roman Life and Roman Life for ideas.

Become a Roman Citizen. People had to apply to become a Roman citizen. If you lived in Rome, what would be the
advantages of becoming a Roman citizen?

Explore Math Roman Style. Use the Roman numerals and Roman Numerals 101 page to learn about Roman numbers,
dates, and calendars. Try the quiz!

Create a Costume. Use paper mache, fabric and other materials to create your own ancient Rome clothing. You could make
a toga, armor, or other clothing or accessories. Explore the Roman Dress, Clothing, Roman Clothing: Men and Children and
Roman Clothing: Women page for ideas. Learn about Roman Armor at Armamentarivm. Check out the student projects on
Roman Art Gallery page.

Try Roman Games. Explore the Roman Ball Games and Roman Board Games pages. Try a game or create your own game.

Hold a Roman Festival. Check the Festival calendar. Hold a celebration. People in Roman times loved to eat. Try some of

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the recipes at the Real Roman Recipes webpage.

Focus on the Good and Evil of Rome. Choose a positive or negative aspect of Rome. Read the Evils of Rome to learn
about the bad side of this empire. Why do you think this positive or negative aspect happened? How did it impact the

Take a Quiz. Try the Roman Quiz (easy), Quests (Easy), Quiz (harder), Roman Quiz (harder) or the Roman Emperors Quiz
(more difficult). Also take the army and legion quizzes.

Write a Myth. Read about a Roman God or Goddess. Write a new Roman myth including this character. Use Roman Gods
or Gallery: Roman Mythology for more ideas. Check Roman Mythology for advanced students.

Complete an Activity. Go to the BBC Education - The Romans page on activities and try one of the seven activities
including dressing for battle, problem pots, shopping and spending, festival fashion, terrible tombstones, create a dice, and
pocket money pouch. They are activities that you can print out and complete off-computer.

Complete An Ancient Rome WebQuest. Adapt or follow the procedures found at one of the following WebQuest sites.
1) All Roads Lead to Rome
2) All Roads Lead to Rome
3) All Road Lead to Rome
4) Ancient Rome
5) Ancient Rome
6) Ancient Rome Webquest
7) Ancient Rome Webquest
8) Ancient Rome and China Webquest (Grade 6)
9) Did Rome Fall or Was it Pushed? (Grade 7)
10) Journey Back in Time to Ancient Rome! (Grade 10)
11) Journey into Ancient Rome
12) Legacy of Rome
13) Roman Architecture Webquest
14) Roman History Webquest

Websites For Kids By Kids
Ancient Rome: Our Projects & Resources
Explore Ms. Hos-McGrane's Grade 6 Social Studies Class project as well as other student projects related to Ancient Rome.
Related Website:
2) Grade 6 Rome Project: Ms. Hos-McGrane's Class

Elementary Ancient Rome (ThinkQuest Junior Project)
This is an easy-to-read website for younger learners interested in Ancient Rome.

Forum Romanum - Exploring an ancient market place (ThinkQuest Project)
Explore the forum, history, religion, daily life, people, and stories of Ancient Rome through the market place theme.
Similar Websites:
2) Imperium Romanum
3) Welcome to the Roman Empire
Julius Caesar by Bill Hollon at Bios (1996 ThinkQuest Project)
Read about this leader's life and career in Ancient Rome.
Another Related Section:
2) Roman Empire by Steven Muhlberger
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Pages Through the Ages: Ancient Rome
Explore the legend of Romulus and Remus, Julius Caesar, and other information about Ancient Rome.

This project focuses on "The City that Ruled the World: Rome". It contains information about architecture, religion, and city

         Roman Empire (ThinkQuest Project)
         Explore the history of the Roman Empire including the emperors.
         Similar ThinkQuest Projects:
         2) Mare Nostrum: The Romans
         3) Roman Emperors

Roman Times by Nettlesworth Primary School
Primary students take you through an exploration of life in Roman times including people, events, towns, and other topics.
This is a great site for younger students.

Roman Times
This student-produced website provides "news stories" of events that happened during the Roman Empire.

Rome: Past and Present (ThinkQuest Project)
Explore architecture during the Roman Empire including the colosseum, the great square, the forum, the circus maxim, the
pantheon, and the temples.
Similar ThinkQuest Projects:
2) Welcome to Rome

Victori: The Roman Military (ThinkQuest Project)
This student project focuses on the Roman army including strategy and tactics, history, and key people.

Lots More Sites Index on Rome
This website provides good starting points for information about Ancient Rome including art, battles, homes, Latin, law,
maps, places, daily life, the empire, the people, the republic, and other interesting information.

Ancient Rome Online
Explore this nice overview to Ancient Roman architecture, culture, leaders, maps and timelines, photo galleries, and tourist
Similar Websites:
2) Roman Empire
3) Rome Resources

Ancient Rome
Find out why Rome wasn't built in a day. Explore its Colosseum, Forums, and the Circus Maximus, as well as the city of

EAWC: Ancient Rome

Herron – ACS – SS9 – 2000                                                                                                  4
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Explore Ancient Rome including well-known art and writing. The site provides a chronology, essays, images, text, and
Internet sites.

Forum Romanum
This website provides good resources for studying Roman history including a dictionary of mythology, virtual tour, history
and daily life materials, Latin resources, and pictures. They also have a "strange fact" of the week.

From a City - State Ruled by Petty Kings To a World Empire
       Explore Roman history, government, the emperors, the cities, trade, art, army, and other information.

Maecenas: Images of Ancient Greece and Rome from Leo C. Curran - Rome
Look for the collections of excellent photographs of classical buildings in Ancient Rome.
Other Photograph Collections:
2) Pictures of History - Roman Empire http://HTTP.CS.Berkeley.EDU/~jhauser/pictures/history/Rome/index.html
3) Roman Art and Architecture

Punic Wars
Explore a series of pages related to different aspects of Roman history (designed for college students).
Additional Chapters:
The Fall of the Republic
The Julio-Claudians

Rise of Rome
Explore a series of chapters related to the Roman Empire from the Antiquity Online website.
Additional Chapters:
2) Roman Empire and Dictatorship
3) The Fall of Rome's Republics
4) Rome, From Golden Age to Political Chaos
5) Romes' Decline and Christianity's Ascent

Roman Baths at NOVA Online
This is the companion Web-site to the PBS NOVA program, where an international crew of archeologists, engineers, and
historians design, build, and test a functioning Roman bath in the Turkish countryside.

Vesuvius, Italy
The website has pictures and commentary on the effects of the Vesuvius eruption on Herculaneum and Pompeii.
Related Photographs:
2) Vesuvius, Italy
3) Vesuvius Picture Gallery

Teacher Resources
A Day at the Roman Forum
Students research the Roman Forum and write an account of a day at the Forum.

Ancient Rome: World Book
This World Book article includes information and classroom activities.

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Dictator for a Day
Students experience and analyze the pros and cons of a dictatorship and apply these ideas to their understanding of life in
ancient Rome.

Exploring an Ancient World
Students learn about the art and times of ancient Rome.

Life in the Roman Empire (Grade 3)
Students identify aspects of city life in the Roman Empire.

Making the Connection: The Rome Republic vs. U.S. Government
This unit contains lessons, student activities, worksheets, enrichment materials, and evaluation for comparing the Rome
Republic to the US Government.

Roamin' With the Romans (Grade 3) by Peggy Rowden
This site contains five lesson plans including The Legacy, Locating Rome in Space and Time, The People, The Religion, and
The History. Lesson come with worksheets. The activities allow the students to act as Romans, wear and make jewelry, play
games, speak in Latin, and much more.

Roman Culture and Daily Life Lesson Plans (Grades 3-5)
Explore lessons on Roman, the Roman family, politics, architecture, and other topics.

Roman Numerals (Grade 4-7) An AskEric Lesson Plan
This lesson teachers students to use Roman numerals.
Additional Roman Numeral Lessons:
2) Roman Numerals

Roman Reforms (Grade 6)
This lesson allows students to act in the role of Roman consuls. With their newly acquired power, the students must solve
problems facing their Republic, keep peace with the people and make sure that their citizens are happy.

Roman Roads
Students learn about the famous Roman Roads and how they were constructed.

This thematic unit on Rome includes teacher resources, lesson plans, and related sites with regards to social studies, science,
and mathematics.

Third Grade - World History - Lesson 23 - Ancient Rome
This lesson combines aspects of Roman History, mapping, government systems and Roman mythological history. The four
lessons ask students to compare and contrast Roman literature stories, use critical thinking to compare Roman government
systems to those of the United States, learn about Roman conquering and wars fought, and discover the magnitude of Julius
Caesar's power.

Unit 5: Rome
This unit contains information, Internet resources, discussion questions, and activities related to a unit on Ancient Rome.

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         Appian Way      Colosseum            gladiator         Pantheon        Emperor            Greece
           Forum            Pompeii         Julius Caesar        soldier         slavery      First Triumvirate
           servant          monarchy     military dictatorship Mediterranean      baths            empire
          aqueduct          Vesuvius         mythology        papermaking      architecture    Ancient Africa
           leaders          gladiator          chariot           viaduct          road             legion
        bridge building Circus Maximus         dictator        Punic Wars       republic         Spartacus

                                   Created by Annette Lamb and Larry Johnson, 1/99
                                                    Updated, 8/01.

Herron – ACS – SS9 – 2000                                                                                         7

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