Ancient Rome Lesson 1 Introduction Sample Unit

Gay Miller
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Formats Included
  • PDF
  • Google Apps™
  • Internet Activities
23 Printable + Google Slides + Google Forms
Gay Miller
Includes Google Apps™
The Teacher-Author indicated this resource includes assets from Google Workspace (e.g. docs, slides, etc.).


Are you looking for a fun way to teach Ancient Rome? Look no further. This unit has it all. Try out this unit with Lesson 1 “Ancient Rome Introduction” for free to see if it is a good fit for your students by downloading this sample.

Digital, printable, and interactive activities make this unit both engaging and flexible. Choose between printable activities or go paperless with digital resources that are compatible with Google Classroom.


The Materials

· vocabulary – A practice page for each lesson is include in both printable and digital versions.

· articles - Read an included article. Articles in both printable and digital versions are included.

· a Google Slides presentation for the teacher with facts to discuss the lesson’s article and embedded Youtube videos (132 slides)

· a Google Slides presentation for students - The presentation contains slides for students to practice lesson vocabulary, take notes on the lesson, and several interactive active slides where students drag words on a map, events on a timeline, and so on.

· a Google Forms quiz for each lesson (11 quizzes) + an end of the Unit Test

· hands-on activity suggestions including crafts and recipes

Additional Resources

· Explanation of Unit Project

· Teaching Standards for Project

· Project Letter

· Project Planning Form for Students

· Writing an Argument Planning and Note Taking Forms for Students

· Essay Grading Rubric

· Project Grading Rubric

· Grades for the Ancient Rome Unit

· For Debate – Roman Innovations Flow Sheets

· Debate Question Suggestions

Lessons Include

Lesson 1 – Ancient Rome Introduction

Lesson 2 – Rome’s Geography and Early History

Lesson 3 – Government

Lesson 4 – The Punic Wars and The Fall of Greece

Lesson 5 – Civil War

Lesson 6 – Roman Gods and Goddesses

Lesson 7 – Classes of People in Ancient Rome

Lesson 8 – Architecture and Technology ‘Building’

Lesson 9 – Rome and Christianity

Lesson 10 – The Diaspora of the Jewish People

Lesson 11 – The Fall of the Roman Empire

Day #12– Optional Pompeii Lesson and Unit Test


Check out the units in this series.

Total Pages
23 Printable + Google Slides + Google Forms
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 hours
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