ERIC Number: ED419742
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Romans: A Simulation of the History and Culture of Ancient Rome.
Staneart, Chuck; Baral, Wanda
This simulation allows students to learn about and participate in many of the aspects of ancient Roman life that have influenced present institutions and way of life. The phases of the unit include: (1) "Daily Life"; (2) "Forum of Roma"; (3) "Temple of Apollo"; (4) "Pax Romana"; (5) "History/Mystery: 'Who Killed Mama Roma?'"; (6) "Circus Maximus" and (7) "Banquet." Each stage of play involves completion of tasks related to the topic. The culminating activity has students creating a banquet for the winning "gen" (team) who are declared the "Grand Gen of Rome." Students compete against each other in gens while making decisions about how they will execute the choices they have made in their exploration of Roman culture and history. Suggestions are included for modifying the unit for shorter periods of time. (EH)
Descriptors: Ancient History, Cooperative Learning, Decision Making, Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies, Secondary Education, Simulation, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Western Civilization, World History
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
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Identifiers - Location: Italy (Rome)