This simulation is designed to provide students with an engaging, enjoyable and rigorous introduction to Imperial Rome. As they journey around the virtual landscape, they will learn about the main personalities and chornology of the Empire through the “Emperors” worksheet, and learn about the main achievements and inventions of Rome through the “Roman Holiday” worksheet. Ideally, students should complete both worksheets, but they work as stand-alone resources and so are very flexible: for example, you may wish to set half of the class on one worksheet, and half on the other. Each worksheet comes with suggested extension tasks.
- PowerPoint Introduction
A short PowerPoint introduction to outline the purpose of the simulation and the learning outcomes that will result.
- Map, Structured Questions and Timeline | Completed Teacher Version
In this task, students will use the interactive adventure to complete a schematic map which quickly allows you to identify the main sites and Emperors in Ancient Rome according to the simulation. There are then a detailed list of structured questions for each of the main locations, and ‘fill the gaps’ timeline exercise.
- FACTUAL TEST
In this task, students are given 25 short-answer questions to test the knowledge they acquired by completing the main worksheet which accompanies the game about Imperial Rome.
- Roman Holiday | Venn Diagram comparing fun, interesting and relaxing places
In this task, you will use the interactive adventure to learn about some of the most interesting and important sights and events in Imperial Rome. You will use your findings to produce a tourist brochure designed to attract intrepid time travellers to visit Imperial Rome for themselves!
In this task, you will use the interactive adventure to learn about some of the most interesting and important Roman Emperors. You will then conduct some independent research and use this to complete a creative project from a range of choices. The overall outcome is a thorough understanding of the successes and failures of each Emperor, and a good grasp of the chronology of the Empire.