Overview of Ancient Rome (Part II)

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)

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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/)

 DISCUSS:

  • 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)

 

ACTIVITIES: 

 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.

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Copyright October 24th, 2013 by Gwen Fredette

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