Your next assessment will be a compare and contrast essay. You will be choosing a topic about ancient Rome and comparing and contrasting it to life today.
The due date for this essay will be Tuesday December 13.
You will be given class time to work on your essay. In addition, you will have the chance to present your information in the form of a slideshow. More information to follow.
Below are some websites to start with:
Victori – The Roman Military – lots of information and links
The Roman Army – through time, and different groups – little harder to read through
Roman Military Equipment
Roman Military Glossary
For Fun – People in Rome dressing up as Romans
The Music of Ancient Rome
Ancient Roman Musical Instruments
Good site on Roman Woodworking Tools
List of Roman Medical Tools
Good site on Roman Tools of War
Ancient Roman Tools and Weapons
Tools of the ancient Romans (an ebook you can download for free, I think)
Weapons and Equipment of the Roman Army – scroll down to second last section, there is a list
Building materials in ancient Rome – some connection to tools
Education in ancient Rome – rich and poor, boys and girls
Ancient Roman education
Education – reading, writing, sewing and weaving
Education – through the history of Rome
Education – schools
Funerals and Death
The Romans and their dead
Ancient Roman burial practices
A Roman funeral
Tombs and Funerals
Roman clothing and how it shows status
Nice site – shows women and mens clothes with some sketches, and information on even underwear!
Clothing in Ancient Rome – class differences
More clothing – some jewelry at the end
Clothing – women, men, accessories, hairstyles
History for kids – clothing
Roman Children Games
Life of a Roman child – school and toys and pets
Differences between boys and girls, bit on toys
Little on games for children, more on general roman entertainment
History for kids – some pictures
Patricians and Plebians
Religion in ancient Rome, comprehensive, conclusion compares it with Christianity today
History learning site, photo of family alter
List of Roman gods
Compare Roman and Gregorian (today’s modern) calendars
List of different calendars, including Roman
Short explanation of Roman / Gregorian and other calendars
Roman Surgery / Medicine
General overview – lots of words
Links to both Roman Medicine and Roman Surgery
Comprehensive, lots of detail – and great pictures of surgical instruments used
Good information on Roman plants – scroll down
Nova Roma – easy to understand
More comprehensive, larger numbers
History of Roman Numerals 1
Use of Roman Numerals today
Latin and English differences in alphabet
Ancient and Modern Lain alphabet
The system of Roman names was unique
Behind the name – boys names, girls names, Roman names used today
Lots of simple information
Food for rich people
Roman food information
Roman Dishes and Recipes
Ancient Mosaic Art / Roman Mosaic Art
Modern Mosaic (short)
More detail, mosaic art in Rome
Mosaic in ancient Rome
Origin of ancient Roman Mosaics
Pictures of Roman mosaics
When writing a news article, here are some important things to keep in mind.
Creatively add details to your gingerbread man. This should be a reflection of you, a 7th grader.
Top of head – things we dream about
Eyes – things we like to see
Mouth – cool expressions we use
Left ear – music we like to listen to
Right ear – things we like to hear our teachers say
Left hand – games (video, board games) we like to play
Right hand – our heros
Left foot – sports we like to play
Right foot – favorite movies
Left leg – places we have travelled
Right leg – who we want to be when we grow up
Torso – things we think about
Heart – people who are close to us
The five themes of geography are location, place, region, movement, and human-environment interaction.
The five themes enable you to discuss and explain people, places, and environments of the past and present.
- Read pgs. 35-40 in the World Cultures and Geography book.
- Skill builder – Answer location questions #1 and 2 on page #36
- Skill builder – Answer region questions #1 and 2 on page #38
- Section 1 Assessment – Answer the 5 Themes questions #1-4 on page #40. Complete sentences only.
The Five Themes of Geography – summary
Location-being able to describe where things are located. Absolute Location uses latitude and longitude, while relative location describes where something is in relation to other places.
Place – describes what a place is like.
Region– places can be grouped by similarities, or features they have in common. (physical features and human features)
Movement – describes how people, goods, adn ideas move from one place to another.
Human-Environment Interaction – describes how humans interact with, depend on, adapt to, and modify the world around them.
How’s this for Human-Environment Interaction?
Post your answers on your blog. Make sure it is in the Humanities category. All answers must be complete sentences. Re-state each question in your answer. Explain in detail.
1. Could your group have completed the tasks without getting resources from another country? Why or why not?
2. How did your country adapt to not having all the resources it needed?
3. Were there any conflicts between groups? Why or why not?
4. Were there any communication problems when dealing with other groups? What may have contributed to those problems?
5. How did you feel when you realized that resources were unequally distributed?
6. What resources were in high demand? Describe the negotiations for these high demand items.
7. Can you give examples of innovative ways in which groups completed their tasks?
8. Are there any real life situations in the world that come to mind when you think of this activity? How are they similar? Different?
9. What new questions did this activity raise for you? How do you plan to investigate
10. Why is the role of the inspector important? Give examples of how this relates to the real world.
Click HERE to download the Connections Test
- Type your answers on the document.
- Put your finished test in the DROP BOX.
- Name your test as follows:
example – brennan01pd2017.ConnectionsTest.docx
Research and prepare notes for each of the following questions. You may use your notes and resources for the test tomorrow. There will be one additional question that you will be required to answer. It will relate to the essential questions and all areas of study in this unit (the big ? in the middle).
1. Think about the specific challenges that Odysseus faced. What kinds of challenges might these represent for you today?
2. What values were taught to young Spartans? How did these values impact their behavior? Think about your own values. Where have your values come from? How do they impact your behavior and shape who you are?
1. A story starts as an idea. You also have an idea of the person you want to be. Describe how you create and achieve your goals in writing and in life.
2. Roald Dahl states, “This is not an autobiography, I would never write a history of myself. On the other hand, throughout my young days at school and afterwards a number of things happened to me that I have never forgotten.”
What are the writing techniques that you used to create a personal narrative that shows rather than an autobiography that tells? Link these techniques to the 6 Traits.
1. How do Odysseus and Dahl overcome challenges and demonstrate perseverance?
2. Compare Roald Dahl’s education to the education of a Spartan.