"Ancient Greece and Rome" Student Web Activity

In this unit, you have learned about the history and cultures of Europe. More than 2,000 years ago, Ancient Greece and Rome laid the foundations of European civilization. The Ancient Greeks created the first democratic constitution in the city-state of Athens. The Romans developed the ideas of a republic and a system of justice that still influence governments today. In fact, the founders of the United States used these ideas as a basis for the U.S. Constitution. Eventually, Romes' system of democracy was replaced by all-powerful emperors who were sometimes brutal or incompetent rulers. Learn more about Ancient Greece and Rome by exploring the web sites below.

Destination Title: Students will use the following links to complete the survey below.
Ancient Greeks Links
Who Were the Ancient Greeks?
The Ancient Greeks at War
Who Were the Ancient Greek Gods and Heroes?
How did the Olympics Begin?

Ancient Roman Links
What was life like in Ancient Rome?
What was life like in the Roman Army?
What was life like in Roman Britain?
How did the Romans Change Britain?

When you have completed the assignment be sure to try some of the activities below. Just click on a link and play!
http://www.pbs.org/empires/romans/special/emperor_game.html (Be an Emperor)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostempires/roman/ (Build an Aqueduct)
http://www.legionary.org.uk/ (Be a Roman Soldier)
Roman Colosseum Interactive
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/romans/launch_gms_gladiator.shtml (Be a Gladiator)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/ancient_greeks/the_olympic_games/ (Olympic Games Activity)
http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/dailylife/home_set.html (Explore A Greek House)
http://www.pbs.org/empires/thegreeks/htmlver/index.html (Learn to Speak Greek)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/troy/ (The Story of Troy in Cartoon)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/ancient_greeks/ (Be A Greek Hero!)
http://www.jeron.je/anglia/learn/pri/history/greeks/index.htm (Tour the Ancient Greeks)
http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/coming_of_age/games.html (Greek Games)
The Roman Empire