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Roman Gladiators

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This podcast is part of the series: Ancient Greece & Rome




Bluff Park Elementary, Hoover City


There are many types of gladiators and methods of fighting.  In this podcast there are three main types that are mentioned.  Gladiators begin as slaves or low class citizens, but have the opportunity to rise in society by being successful.  The most famous gladiator is Spartacus.  Various implements of gladiators are described.  The gladiator fights were never meant to be a fair match, but a sporting event for the citizens with the favored and most famous using the best gear for battle.

Length: 01:32

Content Areas: English/Language Arts

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

[ELA2015] (7) 41: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression. [L.7.6]

National/Other Standards:

Standard 3-Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts.

Standard 7-Uses reading skills and strategies to understand and interpret a variety of informational texts 

Standard 8-Uses listening and speaking strategies for different purposes 



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