Lessons on Ancient Rome for Middle School

Uncover the fascinating history of Ancient Rome with our comprehensive lesson plans and resources. Learn how this powerful civilisation grew from a small town on the Tiber River to one of the most influential empires in history. Explore the Roman Empire’s cultural, political, and economic impact on the world and understand how its legacies continue to shape our modern world today.

Our lesson plans and resources are designed to bring Ancient Rome to life in your classroom and are suitable for face-to-face and online instruction. Each resource is created by experienced history teachers and includes interactive activities, primary sources, and opportunities for research, critical thinking, and analysis. These activities will engage students and help them understand the complexities of Ancient Rome and its lasting impact on world history.

Ancient Rome has had a profound influence on Western civilisation. The Romans have left a legacy that includes the origins of many languages, the modern Western alphabet, and the calendar. Roman law, engineering, and architecture have also had a lasting impact on the world. Additionally, Christianity emerged as a major world religion during the Roman period and continues to shape the world today.

Our resources are editable to suit the teacher’s teaching style and their student’s learning needs. Our teachers and students have loved learning about Ancient Rome using our resources; we know yours will too!

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 […]

Ancient Roman Diary Student Worksheet

Ancient Rome Diary Worksheet

This Ancient Rome Diary Worksheet provides an intriguing way for students to gain insight into the culture of Ancient Rome. […]

Ancient Rome Crossword Puzzle

Ancient Rome Crossword Puzzle

The Ancient Rome Crossword Puzzle is a fun and engaging way for students to review key vocabulary terms from an […]

Why did the Roman Empire Collapse Worksheet

Why did the Roman Empire Collapse

The ‘Why did the Roman Empire Collapse’ lesson plan is an in-depth and engaging way to teach your students about […]

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 […]

Interview with a Roman Gladiator worksheet and lesson

Interview with a Roman Gladiator

The “Interview with a Roman Gladiator” ancient history worksheet is an innovative and engaging way for students to learn about […]

Ancient Roman Menu worksheet

Ancient Roman Menu

The ancient Romans were known for their love of food and dining, and this lesson plan is a great way […]

Ancient Roman Gods and Goddesses Worksheet

Ancient Roman Gods and Goddesses Worksheet

The ancient Roman gods and goddesses have fascinated people for centuries. This worksheet is the perfect way for students to […]

From Republic to Empire Ancient Rome lesson

From Republic to Empire

Unveil the captivating allure of the Roman Empire, an extraordinary and intricate civilisation that stands as a pinnacle in world […]

Julius Caesar and Augustus Student Worksheet

Julius Caesar and Augustus Worksheet

The Julius Caesar and Augustus Student Worksheet provides a valuable opportunity for middle school students to learn about two of […]

The Colosseum - The Arena of Death Interactive Game worksheet

The Colosseum Interactive Game Worksheet

The Colosseum is a symbol of ancient Roman power and one of the most recognisable structures in the world. With […]

Ancient Rome Warfare Punic Wars Lesson

Ancient Roman Warfare

The “Ancient Roman Warfare and Conflicts PowerPoint Presentation” is a dynamic educational resource for middle school teachers that aims to […]

Government, Laws and Social Structure

Ancient Rome was a complex society with a well-defined social structure and a system of government based on laws and […]

Fall of the Roman Empire lesson plan PowerPoint

Fall of the Roman Empire

The Fall of the Roman Empire is one of the most significant events in world history. It marked the end […]

Everyday Life and Entertainment

Everyday Life and Roman Entertainment

The Everyday Life and Entertainment lesson delves into the daily lives of both wealthy and poor citizens in Ancient Rome. […]

Significant Individuals Research Task on Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome Significant Individuals

This Ancient Rome Significant Individuals Research Task is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of some of the […]

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 […]

Ancient Roman Geography and Legends

Ancient Roman Geography and Legends

The Cunning History Teacher lesson plan on Ancient Roman Geography and Legends is an engaging look at the ancient history […]

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 […]

Ancient Roman Religion lesson plan

Ancient Roman Religion

The Ancient Roman Religion lesson plan provides a comprehensive look at the religious beliefs and practices of the Ancient Romans. […]

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