Ancient Rome Bundle: 16 Creative and Engaging Projects and Activities

Ancient Rome Bundle: 16 Creative and Engaging Projects and
Ancient Rome Bundle: 16 Creative and Engaging Projects and
Ancient Rome Bundle: 16 Creative and Engaging Projects and
Ancient Rome Bundle: 16 Creative and Engaging Projects and
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This bundle includes many engaging, student-centered and thought-provoking activities and projects.

The bundle includes the following projects and activities:

Biography Poem About a Ruler
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Students will use their creativity and historical evidence to write a biography poem about a chosen ancient Roman ruler. The product includes an introduction, a template of 11 lines and a rubric.

Create a Board Game
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This is a great group project! Students will create a board game for middle school students that will test their knowledge and have them experience life during the time of the Roman Republic and Roman Empire. Students will design rules, directions, required pieces, question cards and a colorful board game.

Create the Book Jacket of a Ruler’s Biography
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One of the best ways to learn about a historical figure is by reading his or her biography. Your students are going to design the book jacket of a chosen ancient Roman leader's biography. A book jacket includes the front cover, spine and back cover of the book. This is a project that gives your students the opportunity to be creative, but their writing must be based on historical evidence. The product includes an explanation, requirements, topics and a rubric.

Create a Currency
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For this creative project, students will design a new currency for ancient Rome. While there is some freedom to design the new currency, they must follow certain guidelines. Their currency will include a mix of drawings and phrases that all relate ancient Rome. Also includes an interpretation of the U.S. dollar bill, along with an answer key.

Classroom Debates
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Debates help students improve their skills in the areas of problem solving, critical thinking, communication, teamwork and leadership. For this class activity, divide your students into six teams. Two groups will be competing against each other at a time during the classroom debate. There are a total of three debate questions so each student in your class will participate in a debate and will be an audience member for two debates. The debate questions are about ancient Rome with a focus on plebeians, patricians, the Roman Republic, the Roman Empire and the fall of Rome.

Design a Festival Brochure
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The Festivals and Events Committee will be hosting the first annual festival to celebrate the achievements and discoveries of ancient Romans. All aspects of the festival have been inspired by the legacies. The purpose of the festival is to teach people about the legacies and to celebrate and enjoy them. Your students will plan the festival by designing a booklet that includes their ideas for the festival. The product includes an introduction, topics, requirements and a rubric. The product comes with four brochure templates as well.

Projects About Rulers: Movie Trailer, Scrapbook, Poem or Speech
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Your students will choose to create a movie trailer, scrapbook, farewell speech or illustrated epic poem about one ancient Roman ruler. Each project choice comes with an introduction and a description of requirements. The product includes an explanation, requirements, list of rulers and four rubrics.

Help Wanted Ad: Patricians & Plebeians
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Imagine if ancient Romans were hired into a social group (plebeians or patricians) instead of being born into one. Your students live in ancient Rome and they have been been hired to create a Help Wanted Ad in order to inform the public about an opening in a chosen social group. The project includes many creative elements and your students must use historical evidence to develop their Help Wanted Ad. The product includes an introduction, requirements and a rubric.

Informational Brochure
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The year is 100 C.E. Your students come across a “Help Wanted” ad in the Classified section. Tours & Co. is in need of an experienced, knowledgeable and articulate tour guide to teach tourists about the city of Rome in ancient times. In lieu of a formal interview, Tours & Co. has requested that job candidates submit an informational travel brochure. The product includes an explanation, required topics and a rubric, along with four brochure templates.

Create a Newspaper
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Your students live in ancient Rome and are journalists. They will write newspaper articles such as news stories, editorials, interviews and more for a newspaper that focuses on the Roman Republic and Roman Empire.

Pep Talk Role-Play Activity: Plebeians & Patricians
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Your students assume the role of the leaders of the plebeians during the Roman Republic. Students will write and present a pep talk to the plebeians to motivate them to demand political rights and equality.

Student Talk Show
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The talk show that your students will create will include a host who will ask the deep and engaging questions and two guests (a patrician and plebeian) who will answer in an interesting and detailed way. Your students will improve upon skills such as public speaking, collaboration, writing and research. The product includes a brief introduction, a detailed explanation of the structure of the talk show, a rubric and a list of 11 sample host questions.

Create a Timeline
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Timelines are a very important tool to use to visualize major events in a given period in history. Students will create a timeline of important events in ancient Roman history between 700 B.C.E. & 200 C.E. Students will include fourteen significant events from the time period. Includes specific and clear requirements and rubric.

Training Manual for the Citizens of Rome
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The year is 100 C.E. in ancient Rome and your students have recently been hired to create a training manual for kids to study before they become Roman adults. The purpose of the booklet or video to teach young kids how to become successful Roman adults and to be informed citizens. The produce includes 18 pages of booklet templates, along with directions and a rubric.

Vocabulary Rating Guide
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I always introduce vocabulary in my classroom by using the Vocabulary Rating Guide handout. Students rate how well they know each word and then try to define it with words or pictures. When we go over the answers, very interesting discussions ensue as students teach each other the definitions. Includes 11 vocabulary words and definitions.

Create a Real Estate Ad or Commercial
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Your students will assume the role of a real estate agent and will convince potential homebuyers to move to ancient Rome. Your students can create a commercial or an advertisement. The product includes an introduction, requirements, advertising strategies, and two rubrics, along with a planning guide and templates.

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Teaching Duration
3 Months

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Ancient Rome Bundle: 16 Creative and Engaging Projects and
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Ancient Rome Bundle: 16 Creative and Engaging Projects and
Ancient Rome Bundle: 16 Creative and Engaging Projects and
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