Geography
Where is Rome located? How did the ancient Romans adapt to their environment?

 

  • Rome is located in the country of Italy on the continent of Europe.
  • It was on land near the Mediterranean Sea.
  • The city of Rome was near a river and built on many hills. It had limited rich soil.

Government
Who ruled in ancient Rome?

 

  • Rome had a republican or representative form of government (a representative democracy).
  • A representative democracy is one in which people vote for (elect) a small group of citizens to make the rules and laws for everyone.
  • Our current United States Government is based on the ideas developed in ancient Rome and Greece.

Economics
What did the ancient Roman people use to buy and sell goods and services?

  • The people of ancient Rome traded with other cultures (like Egypt) by traveling on the Mediterranean Sea. (Economic Interdependence)
  • The ancient Romans focused on ship building, farming, and making pottery. (Specialization)

Contributions
A contribution is the act of giving or doing something.
Many of the ancient Roman principles are used today.

 

  • The architects of ancient Rome used arches in the construction of their buildings. Ancient examples still exist today.
  • The Colosseum and the Aqueducts were built by the ancient Romans.

Created by Michelle Crabill
Kings Park ES
July 20, 2004