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Ancient Rome

Bringing Ancient History to Life

Photograph by National Geographic Channel/Kent Eanes

The Roman Empire once dominated the Western world and stayed intact for almost 700 years. Today, over 2,000 years later, ancient Rome's influence is still seen in art, architecture, engineering, language, literature, law, and religion. In March 2015, National Geographic Channel will chronicle the life of Jesus through the retelling of the intense political, social, and historical conflicts during the Roman Empire that ultimately led to his death.

This collection of educational content looks at this time period in ancient Rome through the lens of issues around citizenship, technology, government, culture, language, and geography. Use these resources to dig deeper into relevant world history and human geography topics.

From the National Geographic Channel

Activities

Use these materials to bring ancient Rome to life in your classroom


Ancient History

Use these historic articles to teach about ancient Rome


Encyclopedic Entries

Use these reference materials to learn more about ancient Rome

volcano

volcano  

A volcano is a feature in Earth’s crust where molten rock is squeezed out onto the Earth’s surface.

pyroclastic flow

pyroclastic flow  

A pyroclastic flow is a high-density mixture of hot, fragmented solids and expanding gases. 

Europe: Human Geography

Europe: Human Geography  

Europe has a long history of human development and is considered the birthplace of Western Civilization.


Profiles

Read interviews from a carpenter, soldier, and slaves in anceint Rome


More Resources

Extra content for use in your classroom

Classical Coloring Pages

Classical Coloring Pages  

Download, print, and color statues and buildings from ancient Greece and Rome.

As Seen on NG

As Seen on NG  

Find all of our media-rich educational resources created to support National Geographic television shows, films, magazine articles, and exploration.