This is a simple and straight-forward activity. I have my students, in-class, create a trading card on a Roman Emperor. There are specific items they will list on their card. It is basic information about the leader, but it helps the class when they learn about all of them together. This activity usually takes me 15 minutes, but some artistic students request more time.
Emperors: Augustus, Caligula, Nero, Vespasian, Titus, Marcus Aurelius, Hadrian, Trajan, Tiberius, Claudius, Elagabalus, Antonius, Pius, Diocletian, and Constantine.