Gladiator ancient rome lesson plan

Gladiator Mini-Project

The Cunning History Teacher’s Gladiator Mini-Project activity provides students with an introduction to life as a Roman Gladiator. The lesson plan is designed to be used in conjunction with the ‘Researching Tips for Searching the Internet’ PowerPoint, which will help students to find information that provides a deeper understanding of the topic. The focus of this lesson plan is for students to gain an understanding of what life would have been like for a gladiator during the Roman period.

The lesson plan begins by introducing students to the history of Roman gladiator games, which were held to commemorate military victories, to celebrate important days, and even to distract citizens from the political and economic problems of the time. Students will learn about the different types of gladiators, including the retiarius, the murmillo, and the hoplomachus. They will also learn about the training and equipment used by gladiators, as well as the social status of gladiators in Roman society.

The lesson plan includes a variety of activities that will help students to gain a deeper understanding of the topic. These activities include research assignments, where students will use the internet to find information about Roman gladiators, and creative writing assignments, where students will write a diary entry from the perspective of a gladiator.

The lesson plan also includes a group discussion activity, where students will share their research findings and discuss the different aspects of life as a Roman gladiator. This activity will help students to gain a better understanding of the topic and to think critically about the different aspects of life as a gladiator.

The lesson plan concludes with a class presentation, where students will present their research findings to the class. This activity will help students to develop their public speaking skills and to share their understanding of the topic with their classmates.

Overall, The Cunning History Teacher’s Gladiator Mini-Project activity is an excellent resource for students studying Roman history. The lesson plan is designed to be used in conjunction with the ‘Researching Tips for Searching the Internet’ PowerPoint, which will help students to find information that provides a deeper understanding of the topic. The focus of this lesson plan is for students to gain an understanding of what life would have been like for a gladiator during the Roman period, helping them to appreciate the gladiatorial games and the society that surrounded it.

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Resource Information

Description:Student activities include brainstorming, critical thinking, a short film and a drawing exercise.
Estimated lessons:2.
Ages11-14 years.
Format PDF.

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