Ancient Roman Trade, Economics and Resources

Ancient Roman Trade, Economics and Resources

The Ancient Roman Trade, Economics, and Resources lesson plan provides a comprehensive look at the economic and resource systems of the Roman Empire. The lesson begins by giving an overview of Ancient Roman trade and economic systems, including the role of the Roman Republic and Empire in shaping trade routes, such as the Silk Road and the economy.

The lesson’s primary focus is the resources found along the Silk Road and their significance to the Roman Empire. Students will learn about the different types of resources, such as spices, textiles, precious stones, and metals, found along the Silk Road and traded along the trade routes. They will also learn about these resources’ economic and political impact on the Roman Empire.

The lesson also covers the role of the Roman military and government in protecting and controlling trade routes and resources. Additionally, the class will explore the impact of the Roman economy on the development of the Silk Road and its neighbouring regions.

To help students engage with the material and think critically, the lesson plan includes a student worksheet with brief discussions on trade, economics and resources during the Roman Empire. This worksheet allows students to explore different aspects of the topic hands-on and interactively and develop their critical thinking skills.

Overall, this lesson plan is a valuable resource for teachers looking to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of Ancient Roman trade, economics and resources. The focus on the Silk Road and the resources found along it allows for an engaging way to explore the economic and resource systems of the Roman Empire and its impact on the development of the Silk Road. The worksheet will encourage students to think critically and explore the topic more deeply, making it a perfect addition to any ancient history class.

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Resource Information

Description:Student worksheet briefly discussing trade, economics and resources during the time of the Roman Empire.
Estimated lessons:2
Ages11-14 years
Format Word Document

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