Ancient Roman Sewers and Source Analysis lesson

Ancient Roman Sewer System

The Ancient Roman Sewers and Source Analysis lesson plan is designed to give students a general understanding of the sewer systems in Ancient Rome through the use of primary sources. The lesson plan begins by introducing the students to the concept of Ancient Roman sewers and providing background information on the importance of these systems throughout the empire.

The main focus of the lesson plan is for students to analyse ancient and modern sources in order to gain an understanding of the sewer system. Students will be given a variety of primary sources, such as texts and images, that provide information about the construction, maintenance and use of Roman sewers. The students will then be asked to analyse these sources, paying attention to details such as the date and the purpose of the source and the intended audience.

The students will also be asked to consider how the information in the sources relates to what they already know about Ancient Rome. This will help them to understand how the new information supports or contradicts existing knowledge and how the sources can be used to gain a better understanding of the topic.

Throughout the lesson plan, students will also learn about the importance of sewers in Ancient Rome. They will understand how the the sewer system was crucial for the health and hygiene of the people living in Rome. They will also learn about how the sewer system was an engineering marvel.

The lesson plan is designed to be easy to read and understand, making it an excellent tool for history teachers. The activities are interactive and engaging, making them an excellent tool for helping students understand the Ancient Roman sewer system and the importance of primary sources when studying history.

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Resource Information

Description:Students read through the information and analyse ancient sources in order to gain an understanding of the Roman sewer system.
Estimated lessons:1.
Ages11-14 years.
Format PowerPoint

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