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 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.
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.
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.