Students use the websites and information in this document to produce a historically accurate fictional writing piece in "journal" or "diary" format, presented in Power Point format (1 slide for each of 12 hours in a day).
Share doc included that can be used as a rubric
Students will need time to research and record facts and to develop the eJournal or Diary slides. This can be provided in class or assigned as homework; but I allow 8th grade students at least a week. You can require students to present orally, work alone or in pairs to adjust the project to your needs. It works as a Google Classroom attachment and then students can share with each other and you.
I've used this for two years and in my experience, even the students who don't like to research or write do a terrific job and learn much about life in Ancient Rome.