Ch 18: Roman History for Elementary School

About This Chapter

Incorporate this resource as part of your regular elementary school social studies program as you introduce your students to the history of Rome. This chapter can supplement your students' textbook, provide additional assistance and more.

Roman History for Elementary School

Ancient Rome comes to life in these brief, but entertaining and informative lessons, enabling students to acquire new information and reinforce what they have already learned. Your students will learn about the aqueducts, the architecture and history of the Roman people, the ill-fated city of Pompeii and many other interesting topics. You can adapt this resource to augment their regular studies, as a review tool for testing, to help your students with their homework, and more. The lessons last no longer than ten minutes, providing comprehensive information in small, easy-to-digest doses. Bright, lively writing and skillful presentation make the lessons fun and easy, while quick little quizzes and a test at the end of the chapter ensure that they have understood and retained the material.

Who It's For

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

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

How It Works

  • Find lessons in the chapter that cover the Roman history topics your student needs to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson with your student.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning about Roman history.
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understands Roman history by completing the Roman History for Elementary School chapter exam.

22 Lessons in Chapter 18: Roman History for Elementary School
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Roman History Lesson for Kids

1. Roman History Lesson for Kids

Would you want to live in one of the largest empires the world has ever known? The only problem is you'll have to go back in time almost 2,000 years! In this lesson, you'll learn about the Roman history.

Roman Aqueducts Lesson for Kids

2. Roman Aqueducts Lesson for Kids

What do water slides and baths have to do with ancient Romans? In this lesson we will learn what an aqueduct is and why they were so important to the Romans.

Roman Architecture Lesson for Kids

3. Roman Architecture Lesson for Kids

Do you like looking at different buildings and noticing what makes them special? Come and learn about what makes Roman architecture special. We'll explore the history of Roman architecture and some of Rome's most famous buildings.

Pompeii Lesson for Kids Facts & History

4. Pompeii Lesson for Kids Facts & History

In the year 79 AD, a volcano next to the ancient Roman city of Pompeii erupted. This buried the city in ash, preserving it perfectly. Learn about what historians have discovered among the ruins of Pompeii in this lesson.

Constantine the Great Lesson for Kids

5. Constantine the Great Lesson for Kids

How would you feel if you saw people being bullied or even beaten just because of what they believed? Constantine saw that happen, and it changed his life forever. Read on to find out what this Roman Emperor did about it.

Fall of Rome Lesson for Kids

6. Fall of Rome Lesson for Kids

The Roman Empire collapsed in 476 AD after over one thousand years of rule and expansion. Learn about how this great civilization came to its end, and the clues it has left us about its rule.

History of Slavery in Ancient Rome: Lesson for Kids

7. History of Slavery in Ancient Rome: Lesson for Kids

Slavery was a part of life in ancient Rome, just as it was a part of life in many parts of the world long ago. This lesson will look at the Roman slaves, who they were, what they did, and how they ended up as slaves in the first place.

Hannibal Barca of Carthage Lesson for Kids: History, Facts & Biography

8. Hannibal Barca of Carthage Lesson for Kids: History, Facts & Biography

Hannibal Barca is remembered as one of the greatest military leaders in history for fighting the Second Punic War against ancient Rome. Learn about the life and achievements of the famous Carthaginian general in this lesson.

Hannibal Crossing the Alps: Lesson for Kids

9. Hannibal Crossing the Alps: Lesson for Kids

The Carthaginian general Hannibal crossed the Alps Mountains between France and Italy in order to bring the Second Punic War to the ancient Romans over 2,000 years ago. Learn about this achievement and its legacy in this lesson.

First Punic War Facts: Lesson for Kids

10. First Punic War Facts: Lesson for Kids

The First Punic War, fought between ancient Rome and Carthage, was a major event in European history because it gave Rome control of much of the Mediterranean Sea. Learn about the conflict and its results in this lesson.

Second Punic War: Lesson for Kids

11. Second Punic War: Lesson for Kids

Over 2,000 years ago, ancient Rome fought its greatest enemy, Carthage, in the Second Punic War, which gave Rome control over the Mediterranean Sea. Learn about the war and its outcome in this lesson.

Third Punic War: Lesson for Kids

12. Third Punic War: Lesson for Kids

The Third Punic War was the final battle between Carthage and Rome. In this lesson, learn about the history between Carthage and Rome, the events that led up to the Third Punic War, and how Carthage was finally destroyed.

Roman Persecution of Christians: Lesson for Kids

13. Roman Persecution of Christians: Lesson for Kids

Christianity in Rome had a rough beginning. Christians were often arrested and killed just for being a part of the religion. This lesson will look into some of the reasons why that happened and how the Roman persecution of Christians eventually ended.

The Pantheon of Ancient Rome Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

14. The Pantheon of Ancient Rome Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

Rome's Pantheon is one of the greatest relics of the ancient world, as it has survived to this day in excellent condition. Learn about the creation of this building and its purpose in the ancient Roman world in this lesson.

Trade of Ancient Rome: Lesson for Kids

15. Trade of Ancient Rome: Lesson for Kids

If we need steak or a sweater, we just go to the store and buy it. In ancient Roman times, it was not that easy. Trading goods with nearby empires was necessary to sustain a good quality of life. Read on to learn more about trade in ancient Rome.

Economy of Ancient Rome: Lesson for Kids

16. Economy of Ancient Rome: Lesson for Kids

Even though the ancient Romans didn't have paper money or credit cards the way we do today, they still bought and sold things from all around the world. They also had banks, paid taxes, and lent money to each other. Let's learn more about the ancient Roman economy.

Daily Life in Ancient Rome: Lesson for Kids

17. Daily Life in Ancient Rome: Lesson for Kids

Pretend you are a regular man or woman living many, many years ago in Ancient Rome. What would you do all day? Would your life be much different from how it is now? Well, throw on your Roman toga and let's take a look!

Life of Women in Ancient Rome: Lesson for Kids

18. Life of Women in Ancient Rome: Lesson for Kids

The daily life of women in ancient Rome was very different than that of women today. In this lesson, learn about the daily practices of Roman women, what legal rights and responsibilities they had, and the roles they played in this ancient civilization.

Ancient Roman Wars: Lesson for Kids

19. Ancient Roman Wars: Lesson for Kids

The ancient Romans fought a lot of wars. Sometimes they fought to get more land and power, and sometimes Romans fought other Romans. Learn about the Punic Wars, the Roman Civil Wars, and more.

Ancient Roman Jobs: Lesson for Kids

20. Ancient Roman Jobs: Lesson for Kids

Ancient Rome was a sophisticated and powerful society. The people who lived there all contributed in their own ways, working at various jobs to advance the society as a whole. This lesson will focus on common jobs in Ancient Rome and why they were all so important.

Ancient Roman Technology: Lesson for Kids

21. Ancient Roman Technology: Lesson for Kids

The people of ancient Rome produced some of the most advanced technology in all of the ancient world. This lesson will explore some of their creations, and how many of them are still in use today.

Transportation in Ancient Rome: Lesson for Kids

22. Transportation in Ancient Rome: Lesson for Kids

Transportation in Ancient Rome was different from today's world. They didn't have cars or airplanes, but they developed an impressive transportation system with highways, horse-drawn chariots, and boats. This lesson will focus on some of the transportation advances made in Ancient Rome.

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