1st Grade Ancient Civilization Of Rome Lesson Plan Example (History)

Topic:Ancient Civilization of Rome

Objectives & Outcomes

  • Students will understand how the ancient civilization of Rome came to exist.


  • Pictures of ancient Rome
  • Map of ancient Rome and surrounding areas


  • Ask students if they have ever heard of ancient Rome.
  • Ask them what they already know about ancient Rome.
  • Write their answers on the board and discuss as a class.

Direct Instruction

  • Introduce the concept of ancient civilizations and explain that they are groups of people that lived long ago and had different ways of life and customs than we do today.
  • Show students pictures or models of ancient Rome and ask them to describe what they see.
  • Discuss the characteristics of ancient Rome, such as its location, government, and major buildings and monuments.
  • Using the handouts, provide more detailed information about ancient Rome, including its history, culture, and key figures.

Guided Practice

  • Divide students into small groups and give each group a set of cards with facts about ancient Rome.
  • Ask the students to sort the cards into categories, such as geography, government, and culture.
  • Have the students discuss the categories and answer questions about each one.
  • As a class, review the categories and facts about ancient Rome.

Independent Practice

  • Have the students draw a picture of a typical scene in ancient Rome.
  • Ask the students to write a short paragraph about the picture and explain any-thing in the picture that is not obvious.
  • Encourage the students to use the facts about ancient Rome that they learned during the activity.


  • Review the main points of the lesson with the students.
  • Ask the students to share one interesting fact that they learned about ancient Rome.
  • Encourage the students to use proper English when speaking and asking questions.


  • Observe the students during the guided and independent practice activities to see if they are able to identify and correctly pronounce the difficult English words in the text.
  • Evaluate the students' drawings and models to see if they accurately represent the features of ancient Rome.

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