Roman Military Equipment Centers Activity

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Your students get to explore 10 examples of military equipment that made Rome one of the largest and most powerful empires in the history of the world with this resource! Informational sheets are provided in two different formats about various pieces of military equipment that your students can explore while rotating around your classroom in a timed activity. As they rotate, they make quick sketches, take brief notes about the use and origin of each piece of equipment while making connections between what the Romans had, and what modern cultures have today on a student record sheet.

Military Equipment Included

  • Lorica Segmentata (body armor)
  • Cassis (helmet)
  • Scutum (shield)
  • Pilum (spear)
  • Gladius (primary sword)
  • Balista (something that launches projectiles)
  • Siege Tower
  • Caligae (military footwear)
  • Papilio (tent)
  • Pugio (dagger)
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24 slides
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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