Let’s Learn about the Romans!
Did you know that the idea of “sealed with a kiss” comes from Romans who signed every contract with a kiss? Did you know that a good luck symbol to ancient Romans were snakes? Or, that the being pale was a sign of wealth to ancient Romans because it showed you didn't need to work outside(some women actually applied white chalk to their faces to get the look of being pale). I taught a unit on the ancient Romans to my 6th graders and thought you might find my notes, activities and resources of interest. I have a short 7 map question activity, lots of links and lots of activities to use with a chapter study on the ancient Romans. I also included a webquest activity.
You may also find these resources of interest.
1. Want a fun activity to review vocabulary terms for a unit on ancient ancient Mesopotamia? Looking for an enrichment activity in history? Try my Ancient Roman Puzzler:Secret Message Review Activity. The activity involves students working individually or in groups to review vocabulary terms for a unit on ancient Rome. Then,a following direction activity is next where students place letters from the different terms into boxes found at the end of the activity page. Once all the boxes are filled, a "secret message" about the ancient Romans is revealed! The teacher page includes additional information to share about the "secret message". A great way to review vocabulary terms! If you prefer to offer a vocabulary box, I have included this as well.... Ancient Roman Puzzler, A Secret Message Review Activity
2. This Reader's Theater Script give students lots of information on the great general of the ancient world-Hannibal. Great for reading for purpose and for developing reading fluency. The play includes a Did You Know section of fun facts, comprehension questions and a teacher's page with extension activities(including writing in the content area)and additional links.
Great for an activity during a unit of study on the ancient Romans or Phoenicians. Hannibal, A Reader's Theater Script
3. Learn about Julius Caesar, important leader of ancient Rome, with this fun/informative play. The play includes comprehension questions, Did You Know fun facts, extension activities, additional links and the key. Great for famous biographies in Language Arts, and for an activity during a unit of study on the ancient Rome. Pericles, A Reader's Theater Script
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