Rome: Religion, Innovation & Art

STATION #2 iPad Station: Videos on the Colosseum and Spartacus

 Instructions: Select the links below, watch the videos, and answer the questions.

 From Slave to Rebel: The life of Spartacus  Ted-Ed

      1. Why was Spartacus made a slave and what kind of school was he made to attend in Capua? 
      2. What year did Spartacus begin his slave rebellion? 
      3. By the end of 72BCE, how many people did Spartacus have in his army of rebels?
      4. Spartacus wanted to leave the Italian peninsula through the Alps, but some of his army had other intentions. What did the rebel army of Spartacus choose when                 given the option of fleeing to the north or continuing the fight? 
      5. What happened in the last stand against Crassus in 71BCE? How many rebels were crucified? 

The Romans Flooded the Colosseum for Sea Battles Ted-Ed

  1. What year was the Colosseum completed? 
  2. What type of events were held in the colosseum?
  3. What type of events were held in the flooded arena of the colosseum?


Instructions: Go to my teacher webpage and select “webquest” from the left side of the page. Next, scroll down and select: Rome Stations: Religion, Innovation and Art.  Choose the first link under the section titled Station 4: Desktop Computer Webquest.

First select the Nat Geo Link:

Read the article and complete the following questions:

  1. What was the date of the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius eruption in Ancient Pompeii? 
  2. Explain the 2 phases of the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius?  
  3. What happened to the residents of Pompeii that were unable to evacuate during the first phase of the eruption? 

Next, select the link: Work and Play in Everyday Pompeii Gallery:  

Read the introduction about Mt. Vesuvius and the items found in archaeological digs at Pompeii. Choose 3 of the pictures featured in the gallery to learn about everyday life in Pompeii based on the items preserved by the volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Use the table below to provide information about the 3 topics chosen.

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    Last, Select the link: Why modern mortar crumbles, but Roman concrete lasts millennia 

    Read the article and answer the following questions:

    How long does the concrete and mortar of modern construction typically last before it begins to break down?

    According to the article, what are the ingredients for Roman concrete?

    Why has Roman concrete lasted over a thousand years? 


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