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Ancient Romans - Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius

Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
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22 (including 3 answer sheets)
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Teach your students about the ancient Roman city of Pompeii with reading, worksheets and a fun activity. The PDF resource includes facts about Mount Vesuvius, the story of Pompeii, discoveries from the excavation including the city, trade, food, religion, writing and people. There is a vocabulary page with definitions. Worksheet include find the synonym, multiple choice, comprehension questions.

In the newspaper article activity, students write a newspaper article about the eruption using interviews with Pliny the Younger and the ghost of Pliny the Elder. The interview notes are based on real accounts of the eruption. This activity is differentiated with four different task cards and several newspaper template options and can be done in groups or individually.

Suitable for Grades 4-6.


  • 4 Information Handouts
  • 1 Vocabulary Handout
  • 1 Find the Synonym Activity
  • 2 Pages of Differentiated Reading Response (Comprehension Questions & Multiple Choice)
  • Newspaper Article Activity with task cards, templates and example
  • 3 Answer Sheets

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