Feb 4th-7th  Session 4 Lesson 1: Introduction to Ancient Rome

Social Studies: Geography of Ancient Rome

Students will be introduced to the geography of Ancient Rome. They will begin a session-long project to build a board game that will review the aspects of Ancient Rome they have learned.

Dive Deeper:

Ancient Rome

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tClxdOsC_JY&t=146s

Nat Geo Ancient Rome

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXoEpNjgKzg&t=46s

Ancient Rome Lapbook

https://www.homeschoolshare.com/ancient_rome.php

Literature: The Legend of Romulus and Remus

Students will be introduced to legends through the story of Romulus and Remus. They will write their own legend about how the name of their hometown came to be.

Dive Deeper:

Romulus and Remus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wA1D9wd29jI

How to Write a Legend

http://www.creative-writing-ideas-and-activities.com/how-to-write-a-legend.html

Humanities: Ancient Roman Religion

Students will be introduced to the mythology of the Ancient Romans. They will discuss similarities and differences of Greek vs. Roman Gods.

Dive Deeper:

Roman/Greek God Matching Game

https://www.sporcle.com/games/citkeane/mythology-matchup

STEM: Roman Constellations

Students will be introduced to constellations based off of Roman mythology. They will create a glow-in-the-dark constellation map for their room.

Dive Deeper:

More on constellations and the universe:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXeEAQtC75g&t=100s

Top 10 stargazing apps:

https://www.hongkiat.com/blog/stargazing-apps/

Science: The Planets in our Solar System

Students will learn about the various climates of our planets.  They will work in groups to study a planet then create an oral report to practice public speaking skills.

Dive Deeper:

Solar System Projects

https://www.123homeschool4me.com/18-solar-system-projects_4/

Solar System Memory Game

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/games/quick-play/planets-memory/

Session 4 Lesson 2

Social Studies: Students will learn about the famous Gladiator Shows in the Colosseum. They will continue working on their session-long board game project.

Dive Deeper:

Are We There Yet: Italy Gladiators

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxFxnZgOGG4

Literature:  Students will learn about the first science fiction novel ever written: A True History by Lucian. They will work as a class to write their own science fiction story!

Dive Deeper:

A True History by Lucian Full Story

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/45858/45858-h/45858-h.htm

Science Fiction Story Starters

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters/science-fiction-writing-prompts/

Roman Numerals Song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DzfPcSysAg

Humanities: Students will learn about the science behind the arch and the diverse history of the Roman Colosseum. They will create a chalk pastel pop-up drawing of the colosseum.

Dive Deeper:

Make a Roman Arch with Ice Cubes!

http://almostunschoolers.blogspot.com/2014/05/ice-cube-roman-arch.html

Virtual Tour of the Roman Colosseum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWHr-RlJqWU

STEM: Students will learn about the exciting sport of chariot racing.  They will engineer a rolling chariot of their own!

Dive-Deeper:

More Roman Sports

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/16N9lTP4nKO1vvham7n-BmpeXUpZ9Jr-6x6tGeimhhP0/edit#slide=id.p

Ancient Chariots at the Met Museum

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/247020

Science: Students will learn about the differences between Ptolemy’s ideas of the skies and what we have learned today. They will study gravity, inertia, and how they affect the rotation of earth around the sun. They will create a model to demonstrate the rotation of the earth and moon around the sun.

Dive Deeper:

Ptolemy’s Astronomy Instruments:

http://microcosmos.uchicago.edu/ptolemy/instruments.html

Gravity and Inertia in space https://gabeweb.tumblr.com/post/23028869416/why-the-solar-system-can-exist-if-gravity-is-so

Galileo’s Famous Gravity Experiment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyeF-_QPSbk

Feb. 18-21st Session 4 Lesson 3

Social Studies: Students will learn about the homes, clothing and diet of the ancient Romans. They will create a flipbook for their notebooks.

Dive Deeper:

Virtual tour of the Roman Domus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDiqKUzSeZM&t=24s

Restored kitchens of Pompeii

https://www.realmofhistory.com/2016/08/08/restored-pompeii-kitchens-roman-cooking/  

Literature: Students will discuss the latin language and Roman Numerals. They will create dice with Roman Numerals for their session-long project.

Dive Deeper:

Learn Latin Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhX_ogsYNDo&t=7s

Humanities: Students will learn about the Roman Mosaic and its place in Roman society. They will create a mosaic of their own.

Dive Deeper:

Ancient Roman Art Lesson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d98HzlWiXU

Ancient Roman Art

https://www.ducksters.com/history/art/ancient_roman_art.php

STEM: Students will learn about the Ancient Aqueducts of the Romans. They will engineer an aqueduct to carry water to their imaginary city

Dive Deeper:

National Geographic article on Roman Aqueducts

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/archaeology-and-history/magazine/2016/11-12/roman-aqueducts-engineering-innovation/

Walk through of a recently discovered ancient aqueduct

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiE0pi99z-A

Science: Students will learn about chemical vs physical change. They will perform hands-on observations and discuss their findings.

Dive Deeper:

Chemical Changes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37pir0ej_SE

More Chemical vs Physical change Experiments

https://www.uen.org/lessonplan/view/33067

March 4th-8th Session 4 Lesson 4

Social Studies: Students will learn about the Roman Army and the rise against it by Spartacus. They will create the game pieces for their session-long project.

Dive Deeper

How to Dress Like a Roman Soldier

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ModsxSCd8RM

Ancient Roman Legion

https://rome.mrdonn.org/romanlegion.html

Literature: Students will learn about the influential orator, Cicero.  They will play games that hone necessary skills used for public speaking.

Dive Deeper

Cicero

https://rome.mrdonn.org/cicero.html

Kindness Speech by 10 year old girl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtCxjMdE5dM

Humanities: Students will learn about The Three Punic Wars and why they were fought. They will go through an active lesson where they will earn a soldier’s wage for their decisions during the wars.  They will draw scenes from each war into a mini-book.

Dive Deeper:

Read along Punic War Lesson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYck2OxqK9M

The War Elephants of Carthage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLUEL-YbGcc

STEM: Students will learn about the innovative construction of the Ancient Roman roads. They will build a sample of the road to take home.

Dive deeper

Interactive Map of Ancient Roman Roads

https://www.romeartlover.it/Roads.html#Nomentana

Virtual tour of the Appian Way

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-FSZL_BFl0

Science: Students will continue learning about Chemical vs Physical Changes.  They will observe a chemical change by creating secret messages with baking soda and water!

Dive Deeper

Joe-Joe The Magic Wizard Brews Up Solids, Liquids, and Gases

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9FgYXCdSrw

Bread and Butter Lab

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Bread-and-Butter-Lab-Chemical-Physical-Changes-160361

Session 4 Week 5

March 11-14

Social Studies:Students will learn about various Roman emperors and how they ruled. They will play a game to arrange the timeline of the emperors into chronological order.

Dive Deeper:

Roman Emperor Montessori Cards and Timeline Printable

https://researchparent.com/ancient-rome-historical-figure-cards/

Roman Emperor History Interactives From the BBC

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/z9j4kqt

Roman Emperor Interactive

https://www.dkfindout.com/us/history/ancient-rome/roman-emperors/

Literature: Students will learn about and discuss the importance of creating a good title for their games, stories, or consumer products.  They will create a title for their Ancient Rome review game and decorate their game boxes.

Dive Deeper:

Dive Deeper

Creating a Good Title

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcTd2lOebvw

Create a Board Game

https://handsonaswegrow.com/two-approaches-to-diy-board-games/

Create Game From Favorite Children’s Book

https://www.amazon.com/Journey-Gameland-Board-Favorite-Childrens/dp/1930051514/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=journey+to+gameland&qid=1551723795&s=books&sr=1-1-fkmrnull

Humanities:Students will finish up their session-long board game project. After they finish, they will play their games to review what they have learned about Ancient Rome so far.

Dive Deeper:

Dive Deeper:

Review Interactives of Ancient Rome

https://www.dkfindout.com/us/history/ancient-rome/

Children’s Books about Ancient Rome

https://www.theschoolrun.com/best-childrens-books-about-ancient-rome

Review Video With Suggested Activities of Ancient Rome

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DWTE4cMH6M

STEM: Students will learn about the Roman Republic. They will discuss various forms of government and be challenged to create the tallest tower with their group according to the type of government assigned.

Dive Deeper:

The Twelve Tables of Ancient Rome

https://rome.mrdonn.org/12tables.html

Roman Republic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B5pGiWptb4

Science:Students will be learning about the particles of matter. They will make fizzy rockets with Alka Seltzer!

This week’s lesson:

https://www.generationgenius.com/videolessons/particle-nature-of-matter-video-for-kids/

Session 4 Week 6

March 18-21

Social Studies:  Students will learn about the destruction of Pompeii. Older classes will be making working volcanoes, younger classes will do an archeology dig for fossils!

Dive Deeper:

Tour Naples and Pompeii

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgxD4JgdMYY

Pompeii

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/history/pompeii/

Home Archeology Dig

http://longlivelearning.com/2012/11/homemade-geology-dig-kit/

Humanities & Literature: Students will learn about all classes of Ancient Roman citizens and the different ways they made a living. They will talk about the Roman forum market and the items sold there. They will work on projects to sell at an Epic Day Forum.

Dive Deeper

More on the Roman Forum

https://www.ancient.eu/article/26/the-roman-forum/

Patricians and Plebeians Rap

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZh8xQsLYiY

STEM: Students will learn about the Julian calendar and how it came to be. They will discuss how data for calendars and other information is collected and charted, then play a game of mini golf to chart their scores!

Dive Deeper:

The Mayan Calendar

https://www.dkfindout.com/us/history/mayans/mayan-calendar/

Aztec Calendar

https://www.dkfindout.com/us/history/aztecs/aztec-calendar/

Gregorian Calendar

http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/worldhistory/gregoriancalendar.htm

Reading Graphs

https://www.mathsisfun.com/data/bar-graphs.html

Science: Students will learn about what happens to matter when it changes form. They will play Jeopardy to review vocabulary about matter!

This Week’s lesson: https://www.generationgenius.com/videolessons/properties-of-matter-video-for-kids/Opening: