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


Nat Geo Ancient Rome


Ancient Rome Lapbook


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.

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Romulus and Remus


How to Write a Legend


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


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.

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More on constellations and the universe:


Top 10 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


Solar System Memory Game


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


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!

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A True History by Lucian Full Story


Science Fiction Story Starters


Roman Numerals Song:


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!


Virtual Tour of the Roman Colosseum


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


More Roman Sports


Ancient Chariots at the Met Museum


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.

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Ptolemy’s Astronomy Instruments:


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


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.

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Virtual tour of the Roman Domus


Restored kitchens of Pompeii


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


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

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Ancient Roman Art Lesson


Ancient Roman Art


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


Walk through of a recently discovered ancient aqueduct


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

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Chemical Changes


More Chemical vs Physical change Experiments


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.

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How to Dress Like a Roman Soldier


Ancient Roman Legion


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

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Kindness Speech by 10 year old girl


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


The War Elephants of Carthage


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

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Interactive Map of Ancient Roman Roads


Virtual tour of the Appian Way


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!

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


Bread and Butter Lab


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


Roman Emperor History Interactives From the BBC


Roman Emperor Interactive


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.

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Creating a Good Title


Create a Board Game


Create Game From Favorite Children’s Book


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.

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Review Interactives of Ancient Rome


Children’s Books about Ancient Rome


Review Video With Suggested Activities of Ancient Rome


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


Roman Republic


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

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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




Home Archeology Dig


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.

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More on the Roman Forum


Patricians and Plebeians Rap


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


Aztec Calendar


Gregorian Calendar


Reading Graphs


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: