Primary source documents are an important part of historical studies but are often negelected in favor of dull secondary source textbooks. This is a short collection of interesting quotes from the noted historian Cassius Dio (public domain), who was a contemporary of the Roman emperors.
There are four paragraph-long quotes about Trajan followed by some work for the students. The first five questions ask for simply gathering information from the source reading, but the final question requires an interpretation and formal written paragraph from the students on the meaning of the whole thing.
This an editable Word document that is intended to be modified as you see fit for your class and grade level.
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Looking for more to help you teach about Ancient Rome? How about a bundled set of SIXTEEN varied, creative activities and printables? Some are multi-day tasks and some for only one period, but all were created to engage and teach your students about Ancient Rome. There are even three separate projects for your students included.
Ancient Rome: Topics, ideas, and Activities: 68 Pages
Another bestseller! Turn your class into an Ancient Roman courtroom in this great one-week classroom simulation while students practice public speaking and cooperative efforts, learn about justice and the law, and of course……learn about the ancient Romans!
Twelve Tables of Roman Law: Using Classroom as Courtroom