Learn about daily life in ancient Rome. Topics include architecture, food, Roman baths, roads, clothing, and more. There are photographs of ancient art and Roman ruins, including the Colosseum and Circus Maximus. Included is an eThemes resource on Pompeii.
This student-created site has information about Rome. There are also several classroom activities for making your own Roman crafts.
BBC: The Romans
This interactive site on ancient Rome features interactive games, printable activities, and a glossary of terms. Also includes quizzes and exploration questions.
BBC: Roman Street
Click on "Roman Street" to begin a Flash game. Click on the objects that don't belong in ancient Rome.
Odyssey: Daily Life in Ancient Rome
Learn about the public and private lives of Romans. Includes information about mythology, household goods, architecture, and funeral customs.
Try the interactive Roman numeral converter. Enter either a Roman numeral or a standard number and click on "Convert." The site includes the rules for using Roman numerals.
Explore these links to learn about the eruption of Vesuvius.
Click on the links at the bottom to learn more about Pompeii. Includes photographs of Roman art.
Sample Plan of a Roman House
Click on the different rooms in this Roman house to learn about the design and architectural elements.
NOVA: Lost Roman Treasure
This site is an interactive guide to a Roman archaeological dig. The mosaics at Zeugma have been flooded by the Euphrates dam project; this site provides photographs of the mosaics prior to the damming, a virtual tour of a Roman villa with the mosaics included, and lesson plan suggestions that incorporate both the site and the video program. NOTE: The reading level may be too difficult for elementary students, but the photographs are useful.
This site for children has basic information about the Roman Empire and citizens. Includes quizzes, a puzzle, and pages for coloring.
BBC: Romans in Scotland
You can learn about Roman activity in southern Scotland on this interactive site. Map the invasion on an interactive map, tour a Roman fort or Caledonian village, or learn about what Roman and Scottish soldiers wore.
Take a virtual tour of ancient Rome. Click on the "Gallery" to see still images and video clips of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Basilica Maxentius, and city streets.
eThemes Resource: Pompeii
These sites are about the city of Pompeii and the devastation caused by Mt. Vesuvius' eruption in 79 AD. Read first-hand accounts of the eruption and view photographs of archeological digs. Tune into a webcam showing live scenes of Mt. Vesuvius. There are links to eThemes Resources on volcanoes and Ancient Rome.
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