This unit from High 5 Achievers on the gladiator includes a 40 slide PPT presentation and a project-based lesson plan. The PowerPoint presents an introduction to the role of the gladiator in Ancient Roman society. It includes a short pre-test with an answer key. The 4 page lesson plan, aligned to the Common Core State Standards, consists of several project-based activities designed to engage and challenge students in exploring their creative talents. In addition, there are several suggested Internet sites listed to aid students in their research The lesson plan accommodates for differentiated instruction and provides a project rubric. . This unit may also be used in conjunction with Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and in a world history class.