Ancient Roman Legacies

Ancient Roman Legacies

This ancient history lesson explores the lasting legacies of Ancient Rome. The focus of the lesson is on the ways in which the Roman civilisation has influenced modern culture and society through its language, architecture, technology, engineering and laws and government. By understanding the ancient Roman legacies, students will gain a deeper appreciation of the impact of this civilisation on the world we know today.

We will begin by discussing the language of Ancient Rome. Latin, the language of the Roman Republic and Empire, has had a profound impact on modern languages, including English. Many words and phrases in modern languages have their roots in Latin, and the language is still studied and used in a variety of fields, including law, medicine, and the sciences.

Architecture is another important legacy of Ancient Rome. The Romans are known for their impressive public buildings and monumental structures, such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the aqueducts. These structures have had a lasting impact on architecture and engineering, serving as inspiration for architects and engineers even today.

Technology and engineering are also significant legacies of Ancient Rome. The Romans were known for their innovative and sophisticated engineering techniques, such as the use of arches, concrete, and the construction of roads and aqueducts. These techniques and innovations have had a lasting impact on modern engineering and construction.

Laws and government are also important legacies of Ancient Rome. The Romans developed a complex system of laws, which included the Twelve Tables, and a system of government that has influenced political systems around the world. The Roman Republic and Empire were influential in the development of democracy, the concept of citizenship and the separation of powers.

Student activities include comprehension, discussion and a mini-research task on Ancient Roman legacies. The comprehension and discussion questions will help students to understand the key concepts covered in the lesson, while the mini-research task will give students the opportunity to explore one aspect of Ancient Roman legacies in more depth.

Overall, this ancient history lesson provides a comprehensive overview of the Ancient Roman legacies that have influenced modern culture and society. Through the use of comprehension and discussion questions, and a mini-research task, students will gain a deeper understanding of the lasting impact of the Roman civilisation on the world we know today.

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Description:Student activities include comprehension, discussion and a Mini-research task on Ancient Roman legacies.
Estimated lessons:2-3
Ages11-14 years
Format PowerPoint

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