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 manual booklet is to teach young kids how to become successful Roman adults and to be informed citizens.
Students will research and write about various aspects of the life and culture of the ancient Romans including: (1) history of the Roman Empire, (2) law & order, (3) religion, (4) family life, (5) food & drink, (6) housing, (7) education, & (8) recreation
Included in the Product
• Direction sheets with requirements for the cover page, introduction, pages of content and appendix
Skills gained from this assignment
(From Standards for History / Social Studies)
☺ Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events.
☺ Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories as appropriate to achieving purpose.
☺ Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
☺ Use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
☺ Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
☺ Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone.
☺ Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.
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