Ch 3: Ancient Rome for Elementary School

About This Chapter

The lessons in this chapter are designed to help your elementary school students learn about ancient Rome. You can use these resources as in-class teaching aids, homework help tools or supplemental study materials.

Ancient Rome for Elementary School - Chapter Summary

Elementary students who are learning about ancient Roman history can study this chapter to reinforce the concepts they've been learning in class. These effective and engaging lessons quickly cover important topics related to ancient Rome, such as the Roman gladiators, geography and government, and provide fun illustrative examples that make the learning experience fun and enjoyable. Students can make sure they fully understand what they've learned by taking the included self-assessment quizzes.

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help with ancient Roman history will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about ancient Rome. 

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding important people and events related to ancient Rome
  • Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about ancient Rome
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about ancient Rome
  • Students who struggle to understand their history teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra history resources

How It Works

  • Find lessons in the chapter that cover ancient Rome topics your student needs to learn or review.
  • Have your student read through the text lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts and highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about important events and people in ancient Roman history.
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understands ancient Roman history by completing the Ancient Rome for Elementary School chapter exam.

26 Lessons in Chapter 3: Ancient Rome for Elementary School
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Ancient Rome Lesson for Kids: Facts & Geography

1. Ancient Rome Lesson for Kids: Facts & Geography

Imagine that you are living in Ancient Rome. What do you think it would look like? What would the people be like? What would you wear? Come and get all of these questions answered, plus more, in this lesson.

Ancient Rome Lesson for Kids: Government & Laws

2. Ancient Rome Lesson for Kids: Government & Laws

Ancient Rome is well-known for many of its inventions and contributions to society that can still be found all over the world. Come and learn about the government systems, the people within the government, as well as some of the laws during that time.

Roman Gladiators Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

3. Roman Gladiators Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

One of the great legacies of ancient Rome were the gladiator matches where men and animals would fight, sometimes to the death. In this lesson, learn about this sport and its importance to the Roman people in this lesson.

Pax Romana: Lesson for Kids

4. Pax Romana: Lesson for Kids

When your history teacher says Roman Empire, you may think about soldiers, armies and wars, right? However, the Roman Empire also saw one period of peace called the Pax Romana, and in this lesson, you'll learn a little bit about it.

Roman Republic Lesson for Kids: Facts & Timeline

5. Roman Republic Lesson for Kids: Facts & Timeline

The Roman Republic existed over 2,000 years ago and laid the way for the system of government where many people rule instead of a single person. Learn about the Republic's events and achievements in this lesson.

Roman Empire Lesson for Kids: Timeline & Facts

6. Roman Empire Lesson for Kids: Timeline & Facts

The Roman Empire was one of the mightiest empires of all time. Learn important dates and events that happened during the Roman Empire, as well as what led to the rise and fall of the empire.

Roman Mythology: Lesson for Kids

7. Roman Mythology: Lesson for Kids

This lesson deals with Roman mythology, examining the sources of the gods and myths, the purposes of the mythology and the role it played in the lives of the Roman people.

Roman Gods & Goddesses: Lesson for Kids

8. Roman Gods & Goddesses: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, we will talk about some of the gods and goddesses that were worshiped by the ancient Romans. You'll learn that the Romans borrowed their gods from the Greeks, and that each god or goddess had a part to play in the Roman society.

Roman Bath Facts Lesson for Kids

9. Roman Bath Facts Lesson for Kids

You might like hanging out with your friends at the playground or movie theater, but if you were a kid living in Ancient Rome, you and your friends would hang out at the local bath house. Learn about Roman Baths and why they were so fun.

Ancient Roman Mosaic Lesson for Kids: Facts & History

10. Ancient Roman Mosaic Lesson for Kids: Facts & History

Mosaics are pictures made of pieces of stone and glass and were used to decorate some ancient Roman homes and community buildings. Come learn about these mosaics, of what they were made, and some other cool facts about them.

Ancient Roman Food Lesson for Kids

11. Ancient Roman Food Lesson for Kids

Ancient Romans ate many different kinds of foods at different times of the day. This lesson will teach you about these foods, when they were eaten, some utensils they used and some other cool facts about meals in ancient Rome.

Ancient Roman Army & Soldiers Lesson for Kids

12. Ancient Roman Army & Soldiers Lesson for Kids

The Roman army conquered its neighbors, from Spain to Africa to the Middle East, and built their mighty empire. Learn about how the Roman army functioned in this lesson.

Ancient Roman Villas & Towns Lesson for Kids

13. Ancient Roman Villas & Towns Lesson for Kids

The Romans built cities and monuments that still stand even 2,000 years later. In this lesson, learn about how the Romans lived and worked in villas and towns.

Ancient Roman Clothes & Jewelry Lesson for Kids

14. Ancient Roman Clothes & Jewelry Lesson for Kids

Do you know what a toga is? What about a stola? In this lesson, discover what kind of clothing and jewelry the people of ancient Rome wore and why it was important!

Ancient Roman Emperor Facts: Lesson for Kids

15. Ancient Roman Emperor Facts: Lesson for Kids

The emperors ruled the Roman empire from the very top, commanding armies and building cities. Learn about their achievements and their downfalls in this lesson.

Ancient Roman Weapons & Armor Lesson for Kids

16. Ancient Roman Weapons & Armor Lesson for Kids

In the ancient world, one army stood out above the rest - the Roman army. However, it wasn't just the well trained soldiers that made them so elite. In this lesson, discover the power behind the Roman army... the weapons and armor!

Ancient Roman Coin & Money Facts: Lesson for Kids

17. Ancient Roman Coin & Money Facts: Lesson for Kids

The Romans made coins of gold, silver, and bronze in order to create a trade and promote their leaders. Learn about the development of Roman coins and their uses of money in this lesson.

Ancient Roman Invasion of Britain Lesson for Kids

18. Ancient Roman Invasion of Britain Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, we will learn about the adventure that the Romans took across the English Channel to add the island of Britannia to their empire in the 1st century BCE, as well as the changes they brought once they arrived.

Famous Ancient Romans Lesson for Kids

19. Famous Ancient Romans Lesson for Kids

Can you imagine what it would be like to live during Ancient Rome? What kind of people would you meet? Come and learn about some of the most famous people of Ancient Rome in this lesson.

Circus Maximus Lesson for Kids: Facts & History

20. Circus Maximus Lesson for Kids: Facts & History

In ancient Rome, the biggest entertainment occurred in the Circus Maximus, a giant open-air arena where races took place. Learn about the creation and use of the Circus Maximus in this lesson.

Roman Chariots & Chariot Races Lesson for Kids

21. Roman Chariots & Chariot Races Lesson for Kids

Heart pounding, blood racing, you fight to stay in front knowing that winning this race could mean your freedom! In this lesson, discover the world of ancient Roman chariot racing and experience the thrill of competition.

Ancient Roman House Facts Lesson for Kids

22. Ancient Roman House Facts Lesson for Kids

Did you know there are remains of ancient Roman houses you can still see today? The Romans had many different types of homes. In this lesson, find out what Roman homes were like and who lived in them!

Justinian Code of Law: Lesson for Kids

23. Justinian Code of Law: Lesson for Kids

The Justinian Code was created by the emperor Justinian in the late days of the Roman (or Byzantine) Empire. This lesson will look into why the code was so important and what types of protection it gave to the citizens.

Roman God Jupiter Facts: Lesson for Kids

24. Roman God Jupiter Facts: Lesson for Kids

Have you ever heard of the plant Jupiter? It was named after the Roman god Jupiter. This lesson will give you information about Jupiter the god, his origins, and how the Romans worshipped him.

Augustus Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts

25. Augustus Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts

The first emperor of ancient Rome, Augustus (also known as Octavian) set the standard for the 500 years of rule for the Roman Empire. Learn about Augustus' rise to power and his achievements as leader in this lesson.

Marcus Tullius Cicero Biography: Lesson for Kids

26. Marcus Tullius Cicero Biography: Lesson for Kids

Perhaps the most famous public speaker of all time, Marcus Tullius Cicero was a senator of ancient Rome who held power as a consul before becoming an enemy of Julius Caesar. Learn about his life and legacy in this lesson.

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