Need a quick, engaging lesson to teach your students about the daily life of ancient Romans? Check these out!
Each lesson contains videos, notes, archaeological evidence, resources, and a hands-on activity for your students.

Archery - Learn about the science and mythology of archery as you build your own bow and arrows.

Bridges - Challenge yourself to design and build an ancient Roman bridge in the style of Julius Caesar's.

Catapults - Explore the engineering of Roman siege engines as you build, design, and fire your own mini-catapults made from simple materials.

Dice Towers - Challenge yourself to design and build an ancient Roman dice tower to play games with your friends.

Mosaics - Learn about the archaeology of Roman mosaics as you design and build a Solomon's Knot from paper.

Weaving - Build and weave on your own mini-cardboard loom as you explore the archaeological evidence for weaving in the ancient world.

Writing - Explore the writing tools of ancient Romans as you make your own papyrus from recycled paper bags.

Victims of Vesuvius - Learn about the plaster casts of Pompeii and Herculaneum and make your own. Watch me discuss this lesson in great detail here. This lesson was made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.