Roman Culture: Life in Pompeii (World History)
Angela Kennedy, B.A., M.A.
In this one-time class, students will learn about the art, architecture, and lives of Pompeiians through digital reconstruction, archaeology, and historical texts.
US Grade 5 - 8
The ancient city of Pompeii is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its importance is that it provides us with a snapshot of what ancient Roman life was like in truth. When Vesuvius (just 5 miles away) erupted in the year 79, it covered the city in volcanic ash, effectively freezing it until it was uncovered much later. We will look at pictures and videos of Pompeii as it stands now, and digital reconstructions of how it once appeared. We will use the letters of Pliny the Younger, describing the...
Students will leave this class with a better understanding of how ancient Romans lived their daily lives. More so, they will see the archaeological process and learn the ethical conundrum preservationists face when trying to maintain and preserve heritage sites.
I am a historian (BA and MA). I have traveled and researched in Pompeii. I have taught and tutored in Latin and ancient history, including classes on Roman culture and history.
Assessments OfferedInformal assessment. I will send a note to the family of the students after class.
No supplies are needed.
Any religion (polytheistic in nature) is presented in an unbiased and historical lens. There is a brief mention of the slaves required to maintain the households, baths, and public works. There is a discussion of gladiators and some violence is mentioned regarding the public spectacles of the games. I do not, however, venture into the subject of brothels, for which Pompeii had quite the reputation.
Book: Letters of the Younger Pliny (primary source) Book: Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town (by Mary Beard) Web: http://pompeiisites.org/en/ Web: Lund University. "Beautiful house from Pompeii reconstructed with 3D technology." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161004103319.htm
Meet the teacher
I teach world history/cultures and the languages associated with them. My teaching experience (2005 - present) is varied, as are the ages I have taught. I've taught pre-school children phonics and grammar. I've taught middle-schoolers history,...
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Completed by 14 learners
Live video meetings
1-5 learners per class
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