We made it – the very last week of school! There are probably some mixed feelings about posting mix-ins this week. We know some of you don’t want to even think about adding in supplemental ideas this week, and are already in vacation mode. Others might appreciate a few fun links to check out on the light home days. Either way, here are a few additional videos and websites dealing with assorted topics from Ancient Rome – use them if you want to, or let them pass you right by. Have a fantastic final week of school!
Ancient History: Rome If You Want To, The Pantheon – Learn about this remarkable building, the oldest in Rome:
An Illustrated Journey Through Rome – This is a TED Talk by David Macaulay about his book, Rome Antics:
Rome: Ancient Glory – A modern travel video from Rick Steves. Review much of what we learned this trimester, and see what Rome looks like today:
Roman Monuments Then and Now – See illustrations of famous Ancient Roman monuments, compared with the same locations today:
Horrible Histories Rotten Romans – This is an animated series that is historical and a bit silly:
Here are a few more interesting educational clips:
- Were ancient Romans slaves to fashion?
- Keeping ancient Romans clean and healthy
- Eating and Entertaining in ancient Rome
10 Facts about Ancient Rome – from National Geographic Kids
Quiz yourself on Ancient Rome – from Discover Kids, scroll down and click on “Ancient Rome,” then click “Quiz yourself on Ancient Rome.”
Dig Deeper Quiz – An archaeology quiz from the BBC
A Roman Street – In case you missed it when we shared it earlier, this was a fun game! Time travel to Ancient Rome and decide what doesn’t belong.
Death in Rome – An interactive Roman mystery to solve!
No Romans game – What would the UK be like had the Roman not invaded?
Roman Settlement – An interactive site with games
Create-a-dice – Cut out and fold a Roman dice
Make a model Roman villa
Make a legionary badge
Ancient Rome Word Search – there’s an online and a printable version
Ancient Rome Crossword Puzzle – there’s an online and a printable version