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1 Ancient Rome Rome Create-A-Center Written by Rebecca Stark Educational Books n Bingo

2 DIRECTIONS FOR CREATING A LEARNING CENTER MATERIALS: 4 pieces of oak tag or heavy poster board, 28 x 22 Scissors Plastic or cloth tape Stapler DIAGRAM A 1. Tape together the backs of the 3 pieces of oak tag. See Diagram A / 2 2. Use the 4th piece of oak tag to cut out pockets. Cut them to the following sizes: 2-9 x 11 1/ x 8 1/ 2 See Diagram B. 11 1/ / Staple the edges of the pockets to the oak tag, leaving the tops open. Cover the stapled edges with the plastic tape. The larger pockets will be used to hold puzzles and other information you may wish to make available. The smaller pockets will be used to hold the task cards. See Diagram C. 4. Label and decorate your center with drawings and/or pictures from magazines. See Diagram C. 5. Cut out the task cards along the heavy black lines. Place them and the extra activities in the appropriate pockets / 2 8 1/ 2 8 1/ 2 DIAGRAM B ANSWERS TO CROSSWORD PUZZLE DIAGRAM C 1. Octavian 2. Gladiator 3. Patrician 4. Cicero 5. Aeneid 6. Jupiter 7. Justinian 8. Hannibal 9. Caesar 10. Senate 11. Plebeian 12. Insula ANSWERS TO DOUBLE PUZZLE 13. Pompey 14. Remus 15. Cato 16. Horace 17. Legion 18. Colosseum 19. Forum 20. Mosaic 21. Patron 22. Law 23. Pax 24. Livy 25. Ovid 26. Scipio 27. Ode 28. Twelve 29. Stoic 30. Emperor 31. Rome 32. Edward 33. Veto 34. Two 35. M 36. D If a man were called to fix the period in the history of the world during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous, he would without hesitation name that which elapsed from the death of Domitian to the accession of Commodus Barbara M. Peller, also known as Rebecca Stark

3 Make a poster that tells the meaning of S.P.Q.R. KNOWLEDGE History & Politics Draw a picture of Hannibal crossing the Alps. KNOWLEDGE

4 Make a model of an aqueduct. Write an index card that explains its importance to the Roman Empire. Daily Life COMPREHENSION Draw a picture that shows what a young man learned in rhetor s school. COMPREHENSION

5 Religion, Mythology, & Philosophy Make a bulletin-board display showing the abstract ideas and qualities which the Romans personified. APPLICATION Write a newspaper account of Pluto s kidnapping of Proserpina. APPLICATION

6 Religion, Mythology, & Philosophy Read the myth about Cupid and Psyche and analyze Venus s treatment of Psyche. ANALYSIS Research Mithraism. Analyze the reasons for its popularity in the 1st century AD. ANALYSIS

7 Religion, Mythology, & Philosophy Write an original myth involving a Roman god. SYNTHESIS Create a board game in which questions about Roman gods and goddesses must be answered correctly in order to advance. SYNTHESIS

8 Judge the influence of Greek culture upon Roman art, architecture, and literature. Art & Literature EVALUATION Several years before the fatal eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, many buildings in Pompeii had been destroyed by an earthquake and had to be rebuilt. Some historians believe that the Romans destroyed those that were not damaged and rebuilt them, too. Why might they have wanted to rebuild the houses? EVALUATION

9 Hadrian has travelled through a time warp and landed in the U.S. in the year He needs a job! Write his resumé. APPLICATION People & Places Research the actions of Fabius Maximus, the Roman opponent of Hannibal. Show in a comic strip what is meant by Fabian tactics. ANALYSIS

10 You have been invited to a testimonial dinner for Augustus. Prepare a humorous speech about his accomplishments. SYNTHESIS People & Places Design an arch in the Roman style. Dedicate the inscription to the person you feel did the most for the betterment of ancient Rome. EVALUATION

11 ANCIENT ROME CROSSWORD PUZZLE Across 3. The art of public speaking. 5. Defeated Hannibal at Zama. 11. Household spirits. 13. Legendary founder of Rome. 14. Author of Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. (Initials) 15. First Roman Emperor. 16. Goddess of arts and crafts. 19. A plebeian who was dependent upon a patron. 20. Wrote On the Nature of the World. 22. One of Julius Caesar s assassins. 23. Priests. 31. Made Christianity the official religion of Rome. 32. Historian of the early Empire. 33. Member of the upper class. 35. Yearly elected financial official. 36. The Censor; he encouraged destruction of Carthage. 37. The Appian Way was an important one. 38. Temple built by Agrippa and rebuilt by Hadrian. 39. Empire was extended to its greatest size under him. 41. Made himself dictator in 82 BC. 44. Peace, in Latin. 46. Emperor from 54 to 68; noted for tyranny. 49. German tribe that invaded Spain and Africa in 5th century. 50. Tenement. 51. Goddess of love. 53. Written by Virgil. 54. Structure used to transport water. Down 1. Historian of the Republic. 2. Poet; especially of the odes and satires. 4. The Palatine is this. 5. Stoic philosopher, writer, and politician. 6. Conquered by Julius Caesar; is now France. 7. Main infantry unit in Roman army. 8. Political and social center of Rome. 9. One of the 2 yearly-elected chief executives. 10. His Greek equivalent was Zeus. 12. One of Julius Caesar s assassins. 17. Used to designate a time before Christ s birth. 18. Statesman, orator, writer, and philosopher. 21. The Senate and the People of Rome (Latin, abbrev.). 24. This river flows through Rome. 25. Gladiator who led slave revolt. 26. Emperor of Rome from 76 to Emperor of Rome from 284 to Etruscan warlord; became king of Rome. 29. Known for his code of laws. 30. Member of an important council. 31. One of Rome s hills. 33. Ranked below a consul; a judge. 34. Punic Wars were fought against this city. 40. Religious official who foretold event. 42. Picture made by setting small, colored pieces. 43. Rural mansion. 45. The Twelve Tables dealt with this. 47. Author of Metamorphoses. 48. Equivalent of Greek Hera. 52. To signify a time after Christ s birth.

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