Are you getting ready to delve into Shakespeare's Julius Caesar? Or are you preparing for your next social studies unit? If you're going to introduce Ancient Rome to your class, you need this PowerPoint! This 24-slide presentation covers the basics of Ancient Rome, including its legendary founding, government, education, and everyday life. Some snippets from the movie Gladiator and fun transition music (I defaulted to the groovy jingle from Austin Powers; it's tough finding anything resembling Ancient Roman music!) will help keep your students interested as you teach the basics. I say "basics" because not everything you ever wanted to know about Rome is contained on these slides, obviously. I used this as a framework for my lecture on Ancient Rome, so I stopped the presentation often to elaborate from my own notes. Included at the end of the presentation is an Elements page, containing all the slides and transition pages if you'd like to add on information from your own notes. Think of this PowerPoint as a springboard into Ancient Rome. Your students will be EXCITED about learning more after this informative and entertaining introduction!