Ancient Rome: Founding and Government Lesson

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7th - 10th
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The amazing Ancient Rome lesson plan covers the founding of Rome, its geography, and the government of the Early Republic.

Included in the download is a full lesson plan with an essential question and directions on how to use all of the Ancient Rome activities.

The lesson includes:

  • A PowerPoint (plus Google Slides version) and flipped classroom video on Early Rome

  • Guided notes worksheets for students

  • A primary source analysis activity comparing Rome's Twelve Tables to Hammurabi's Code

  • A reading and worksheet on the people of Ancient Rome

  • A geography notebook activity or Google Drive digital activity

Answer keys and Google Doc versions of each part of the lesson are included for your convenience!

The lesson plan recommends how to use each resource so you have a full block class or multiple classes planned out. The lesson also includes links to recommended videos you can show during the lesson, the editable Google Docs activities, and more!

This is an engaging and interactive lesson that connects the Ancient Romans to America today and will surely start your unit on Rome out perfectly!

All of these activities can also be downloaded as part of my Ancient Rome Unit Plan Bundle.

Thanks so much for checking it out!

Total Pages
20 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.


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