Roman Achievements

Essential Question

How do the achievements of Rome affect people today?

Roman Contributions

Rome has had left many important contributions for the Western World from inventing concrete to inspiring our government. Most of these developments were made during the Pax Romana a period of peace and prosperity. Rome has influenced our ideas of citizenship, rights, art, architecture, engineering, philosophy, and Christianity

Activity 1: Roman Achievements Mini DBQ

Mini DBQ-Roman Achievments Student Version.pdf

Activity 2: What are the lasting contributions of Rome?

Using the information from this lesson, answer the questions in a thinking map. Complete this assignment digitally or on paper. It will be collected in your portfolio.

Activity 3: Roman Achievements Writing

Answer the following prompt in two or more paragraphs:

  • “Which of the Roman achievements have had the most long-lasting impact on the modern world?”

Extension Activities

NEWSELA: Traces of ancient Rome in the modern world

NEWSELA: How Ancient Romans Changed Construction Forever

NEWSELA: Chemical reaction in ancient Roman concrete was key to its durability

NEWSELA: Aqueducts of the Ancient World