This unit is aligned with Virginia 3rd grade Standards of Learning but is applicable to other grades at the elementary level and even for 6th or 7th grade. It includes 7 lessons on geography, daily life, laws, art and architecture, and expansion. It also includes a study guide, a unit test, a set of plane tickets to print, and passport templates if you wanted to make passports. Lesson 2 of this unit is a virtual trip to Rome. I also sell the powerpoint for this trip in my store. Just going on this trip (and the others we took over the year) kept student interest at a high level. You will need to furnish your own reading materials for the lessons and pictures of art and architecture-easy to find in most libraries.
by Lisa Connors