By Alexandra Hanson-Harding
Examine existence in old Rome with the engaginghands-on actions during this e-book. From early Roman background and executive to lifestyle in historical Rome, the actions during this wealthy source can assist scholars discover the entire elements of this interesting civilization. scholars realizing will develop as they perform a read-aloud play approximately Julius Caesar, build versions of Roman mansions and flats, create ancestor mask, examine Roman mythology, study Latin root phrases and some Latin words, and extra. additionally contains a full-color poster of historic Rome.
For use with Grades 4-8.
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The Roman writer Juvenal wrote, “There’s death from every open window as you pass along at night . . Look at the height of that towering roof from which a pot cracks my head whenever some broken leaking vessel is pitched out of the window . . ” To make life even more expensive, it was difficult to cook in the tiny apartments, so people often ate out at taverns and little take-out shops. There was too much unhealthy crowding, fire was a constant threat, and it was dangerous to go out at night.
Gladiators Rent the movie Spartacus (1960), starring Kirk Douglas, and show students the scene where Spartacus is forced to fight in combat with a fellow gladiator. In this scene, two rich Roman couples come to a gladiator school to enjoy a gladiator fight. Spartacus and another gladiator look at each other as they wait to fight. When they battle, the other gladiator is about to stab Spartacus in the throat—and then suddenly tries to attack one of the Romans who ordered them to fight instead.
Sometimes hundreds of people would be killed in a day, to the general delight of the audience, and the slower and more painful the deaths were, the more the Roman crowds liked it. 49 Activities Ancient Rome © Alexandra Hanson-Harding, Scholastic Teaching Resources Ab Ova Usque ad Mala: From Eggs to Apples Have students try dining like the Romans did. Get bath towels or blankets so that they can lie on the floor. Have them eat with their hands, leaning on one elbow. For an easy “mini banquet” try serving the following: hard-boiled eggs, olives, figs, nuts, grapes, apples, crusty round loaves of Italian bread, cheese, and grape juice.
Ancient Rome A Complete Resource That Helps Kids Learn About this Fascinating Civilization by Alexandra Hanson-Harding