Classroom Ideas 

Rome: The Eternal City

Food of Rome

Create a recipe for a dish seen in the video (uses fractions, measurements, + directions)


Greetings Around the Word

Explore different ways to greet people across various cultures (“Buongiorno” in Italy, bowing in Japan, saying “Hola” in Cuba, etc.).


Explore Vocabulary

Identify key vocabulary terms while previewing each video. Prompt students to find the meaning of each word as they watch the video. Example: What does the word Renaissancemean? Think about the meaning of this word as you watch this video about Rome.



Listen to music from Italy.


Creative Writing

Write a story with Rome as the setting. The main character could be from another country (compare and contrast characters). 


Create Quizzes

Students create a quiz based on the information presented for their peers. This can be used as a review for a test, or jigsaw class activity where students are responsible for teaching other students assigned topics.



Have students print out a map of Rome and identify where the sites in the video are located.


Natural Wonders vs. Landmarks

Explore the concepts of natural wonders vs. manmade structures. Research how various landmarks around Rome were created. 


Art History

Recreate famous pieces of art in Rome. 

Local Festivals

Have students research Italian festivals at the local, state, and national levels. 

Art and Social Studies

Draw a scene from the video you just watched.

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