Week 11: Overview of Ancient Rome (Part II)
READ: K – 5: The Romans: Life in Ancient Rome by Liz Sonneborn (Chps 4 – end)
6 – 8: Your Travel Guide to Ancient Rome by Rita J. Markel (pgs 52 – end)
NOTE: The books above cover the same material, but not in the same order. All of the questions listed in today’s lesson are covered in chapters 4 – 6 of The Romans: Life in Ancient Rome. Some of these questions are covered in today’s reading requirement for 6 – 8. Some of these questions were covered in last week’s reading assignment for grades 6 through 8. (Click here to get to last week’s post: https://ureadthru.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/overview-of-ancient-rome-part-i/)
- Describe Ancient Rome’s army? (best in the world, took over many foreign lands, completed many building projects)
- Describe Ancient Rome’s aqueducts and sewer system? (aqueducts ran water into each building, sewer system carried dirty waste out of city)
- For about 500 years Rome was a republic. What was a republic? (system of government where people vote for others to govern them)
- Name the most famous Roman leader? (Julius Caesar)
- Who was Augustus Caesar? (first Roman emperor)
- T/F There were famous poets, story writers, and good theaters in Ancient Rome. (true)
- What language did the Romans speak? (Latin)
K – 2: Take a piece of paper and fold it in half and then in half again. In the 4 quadrants draw 4 pictures representing famous people or places from Ancient Rome.
3 – 5: Write 4 – 6 sentences describing things you learned about Ancient Rome from today’s reading assignment.
6 – 8: Write an essay describing life in Ancient Rome. Include at least 4 characteristics of their culture or 4 of their achievements.
Copyright October 24th, 2013 by Gwen Fredette