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Ancient Rome
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Free Lesson Plans, Classroom Activities, and Projects:

In ancient Rome, like many of the ancient cultures, religion affected every aspect of their daily life. But so did politics. Under the Republic, they loved to hear the great orators down in the Forum, the central marketplace, while they did their shopping and visited a temple or two. It was a great place to meet friends and catch up on all the gossip.

Our Free Lesson Plans

Rome as a Republic (SPQR):  Can you save the Roman Republic?  (Roman Reforms)

Julius Caesar: Gossip at the Forum (classroom play, 1-2 class periods)

Roman Emperors: Which emperor would you choose to be your leader?

Daily Life: Compare daily life under the Republic and under the Empire - what changed and what stayed the same?

Classroom Activities: Our Classroom Activities for Ancient Rome

Ask Mr. Donn: Ancient Rome Interactive Quiz Questions with Answers for Kids and Teachers

Free Activities and Projects by many teachers

Over 90 Ancient Rome Activities and Projects  - These activities can be adjusted for any grade. We hope you'll find some ideas you can use in your classroom.

Several Free Lesson Plans under each Topic, many with activities:

Ancient Rome - Complete Units and Overviews

Geography (several lesson plans)

Vocabulary Lesson Plans and Online Activities

Romulus & Remus

The Etruscans (Rome as a Kingdom)

Roman Expansion - Roads, Legion, Provinces

Punic Wars and Hannibal

Roman Republic - SPQR

Cicero, Caesar, Fall of the Republic

Roman Empire & Emperors

Roman Empire Splits & the Fall of Rome

Gods, Goddesses, Myths - several lesson plans

Rise of Christianity - several lesson plans

Holidays and Festivals

Daily Life, Homes, Women, School (many lesson plans)

Roman Entertainment - Circuses, Coliseums, Gladiators, Theatre - several lesson plans

Art & Architecture - several lesson plans

Achievements, Inventions

Ancient Rome Unit (Mr. Roughton)

Ancient Rome Review Activity (Mrs. Masters)

Worksheets: Free downloads

Interview with a Gladiator (free download, school history, worksheet)

The Collapse of the Roman Empire (free download, school history, worksheet)

Ancient Rome: How did Rome get its name? (free download, school history, worksheet)

Roman Roads (free download, school history, worksheet)

What are connectives? (free download, school history, worksheet) essays, writing

Caesar Murder Report (free download, school history, worksheet)

The Roman Republic - Senate and Consuls (free download, school history, worksheet)

Who Governed the Roman Republic? (free download, school history, worksheet)

The Republic of Rome - Blank Diagram (2 of these in various forms, free download, school history)

Roman Aqueducts (free download, school history, worksheet)

Roman Army Word Search (free download, school history, worksheet)

Join the Roman Army (free download, school history, worksheet)

Join the Roman Army Flashcards (free download, school history, worksheet)

The Roman Army PowerPoint (free download, school history, worksheet)

Map of the Roman Empire (free download, school history, worksheet)

Gods and Goddesses (free download, school history, worksheet)

Roman Religion, Walk the Plank game, interactive

Christianity in the Roman World (free download, school history, worksheet)

Timeline of Roman Britain (free download, school history, worksheet)

Hadrian's Wall Information Sheet (free download, school history, worksheet)

More!

Choose Your Own Adventure - Suggested Classroom Activities

City of Ancient Rome - Free Resources (bbc)

Teaching Ideas, Free Resources

Interactive Online Games for Kids about Ancient Rome 

Free Use PowerPoints about Ancient Rome

Free Ancient Rome Video Clips

Ancient Rome Clipart

Free Apps for the iPad

Special Section for Kids and Teachers: Rome in the Middle Ages