Ancient Rome

Lesson 12

Objective

Explain what life was like in ancient Rome and what daily routines and structures show us about what ancient Romans valued.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Eye Wonder: Ancient Rome  — 16–17, 20–21, 22–23

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Target Task

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Multiple Choice

What part of the section from pages 22–23 shows that Romans were competitive?

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Which illustration provides additional support to the idea that Romans were competitive?

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Writing Prompt

Explain what life was like in ancient Rome. What do the daily routines and structures of society show us about what ancient Romans valued?

Mastery Response

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Key Questions

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  • The author starts by saying, "In Roman towns and cities, street life was much like it is for us." What evidence does the author include to support this statement?
  • In what ways were Roman towns and cities different?
  • What is the section "At home in Rome" mostly about? How do the captions and illustrations help a reader build an understanding of the way things were at home?
  • What is the section "At their leisure" mostly about? What does the word "leisure" mean?
  • In your opinion, are all of the activities the Romans enjoyed leisurely?
  • How does the information in Eye Wonder build onto the information from Ancient Rome and Pompeii?

Vocabulary

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convenience     (n.)

a quality that makes something easy to do

leisure     (n.)

the time when you can do whatever you want to do

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Common Core Standards

  • RI.3.2 — Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

  • RI.3.7 — Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).

Spiral Standards

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L.3.4

L.3.4.b

RF.3.3

RF.3.4

RI.3.1

RI.3.10

RI.3.4

RI.3.5

SL.3.1

W.3.10