This activity takes place during my ancient Rome unit. You must download a free iTunes podcast from an organization known as Stuff You Missed in History Class. The podcast is called What Have We Learned From Gladiator Graveyards? It is around 18 minutes long, is really informative, and entertaining for middle school children. My students fill in the attached guide while listening and then we have a really rich discussion afterward. This was created by Mr. Todd Ashbaugh in Pittsburgh, PA.