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Rome: Investigating the Ancient World

Resources to support the Year 7 depth study of Ancient Rome.




QED: Cosmo's Casebook is a fun, educational game set in Ancient Rome during the final decades of the mighty Republic. You play Cosmo, defender of Justice and champion eagle groomer. Cosmo Veritas is a public advocate with a heart of gold. He is ambitious and wants to make a name for himself. To succeed, Cosmo must defend his clients by solving three mysterious cases.

Ancient Rome for Kids and Teachers - Ancient Rome for Kids

Ancient Rome for Kids - a great site which is easy to navigate, and set out according to three stages of the history of Ancient Rome - as a kingdom, a republic and as an empire. Maps, daily life, role of women, roman myths, religion, Emperors and numerous other topics are explained in kid-friendly language. There are a range of PowerPoint presentations also available on the site for lessons and discussions.

Ancient Rome

Beginning in the eighth century B.C., Ancient Rome grew from a small town on central Italy's Tiber River into an empire that at its peak encompassed most of continental Europe, Britain, much of western Asia, northern Africa and the Mediterranean islands. Terrific background information for teachers and a wide range of high quality videos. Please preview before use.

Rome Reborn 2.2: A Tour of Ancient Rome in 320 CE

This video presents a fly-through of the latest version of Rome Reborn (2.2). The new version incorporates some new content (including the Pantheon) and for the first time includes animations. Rome Reborn is an international initiative to create a 3D digital model of the ancient city as it might have appeared in A.D.

The Greek and Roman Gods |

An overview of the Greek gods of myth, the main players, from Apollo to Zeus, what they do, and how they all fit together.

Ancient Roman Empire: Museum Victoria

Resources including interactive videos, images and primary and secondary sources created by the Victorian Museum to enhance 'A Day In Pompeii' exhibition, now shared online for all teachers and students to access. Includes classroom implementation video, curriculum links and a teacher guide as well as student resources. Published under a Creative Commons licence for distribution with attribution.

Rome: Ancient Supercity Infographic - Mankind The Story of All of Us -

Rome was a city of "firsts"-the first apartment buildings, central heating and even the world's first shopping mall. Find out more at

ORBIS Demo: Calculating Routes

ORBIS - study Ancient Rome using this interactive geospatial model, which allows students to explore the various modes of travel in the time of ancient Rome. This article explains about the tool, while the links in the article will take you directly to it to try it for yourself.

Maps of the Roman Empire

Maps of the Roman Empire - choose to view the empire at various points in time, the dioceses created under Diocletian and the modern day countries that lay within this once great empire.

BBC Bitesize - KS2 History - Roman Empire

KS2 History Roman Empire learning resources for adults, children, parents and teachers. A terrific site for students from the BBC, which has resources and information on a range of topic areas including the City of Rome, Invasion, Roman defence of Britain, The Roman army, Roads and places,Leisure, Family and children, Religion and more. Extensive teachers' notes and lesson ideas are also available.


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