Roman Gladiators

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

Multimedia Details Title: Roman Gladiators
Creator: Warren
Submitted By: Nancy McGowan, Bluff Park Elementary School, Hoover City

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:

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