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In Old Pompeii

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Title:

In Old Pompeii

URL:

https://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plans/old-pompeii

Content Source:

Edsitement
Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

This unit starts with a video introducing students to life in Pompeii. (This video is about 50 minutes long, it may be useful to show select scenes rather than the entire video). Students are then asked to read and translate 2 eyewitness accounts in which Pliny describes what happened the day of the eruption. Public domain versions of these letters are linked within the activity. Afterward, students are asked to examine the ruins using a video tour of the Forum Baths. To end the lesson, a variety of virtual field trip links are provided allowing student groups to each explore a different aspect of life in Pompeii.

Content Standard(s):
Latin
LAT (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level I
2) Read and understand appropriate Latin vocabulary, inflectional systems, and syntax.

a. Summarize and translate passages of Latin composed or adapted for acquisition of content and language skills appropriate for Level I.

b. Answer questions in Latin or English about short passages of Latin composed or adapted for acquisition of content and language skills appropriate to Level I.

Examples of grammar appropriate to Level I: See the Latin Grammar Addendum (Appendix A, page 67).

Latin
LAT (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level I
5) Investigate and describe elements of Roman daily life.

Examples: Calendar, household gods, government, family, social organization, Roman games, and holidays like Saturnalia.

Latin
LAT (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level I
8) Locate historically important cities and major geographical features of Italy and Western Europe, and describe their ancient and modern significance.

Examples: Rome, Pompeii, Capua, Ostia, and Brundisium.

Examples: The Tiber, Arno, and Po rivers, the Appian Way, Etruria, Britannia, Gallia, Germania, Graecia, Mare Nostrum, Aegean Sea, Adriatic Sea, and the Alps.

Latin
LAT (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level II
2) Read, understand, and translate Latin at an Intermediate Low level.

a. Summarize and translate passages of adapted or unadapted Latin appropriate to their level.

b. Answer questions in Latin or English to demonstrate understanding of adapted or unadapted Latin appropriate to their level.

Examples of grammar and syntax appropriate to Level II: See the Latin Grammar Addendum.

Latin
LAT (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level II
4) Explain the significance of people, events, social structures, and political terms in Roman history.

Examples: Heroes of the early Roman Republic, Scipio, Marius, Sulla, Pompey, Caesar, Antony, Octavian, Constantine, and Justinian.
Events include the founding of Rome, the secession of the Plebs, Punic Wars, and civil wars.
Patrician and plebeian classes, the role of women in Roman society, and slavery in the ancient world.
Monarchy, republic, populares, optimates, cursus honorum, First and Second Triumvirates.

Tags: Communications, Connections, Culture, Forum Baths, History and Memory, Latin, Pompeii, Reading and Comprehension, Translation
License Type: Attribution
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AccessibilityVideo resources: includes closed captioning or subtitles
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Author: Chrissy Roe