NEW – Investigating a Roman Villa
Discover Roman history through evidence from archaeological sites near Pompeii! In this curriculum, students examine rooms, coins, and frescoes through an inquiry-based tour of a luxury villa.
Explore a day in the life of Roman Emperor Nero! Pompeii and the nearby villas at Oplontis offer a glimpse into the daily life of Romans as well as Rome’s elite. Through archaeology students explore the material remains of Roman culture to learn about geography, history, and art.
- Learn the Latin terms for the rooms in a Roman villa by playing a murder mystery game.
- Create a mosaic! Students identify lines of symmetry and solve a real-world problem.
- Close-read Pliny the Younger’s eye-witness accounts of the Mount Vesuvius eruption.