The Roman Games
Guided Reading: "The Roman Games" Today we are going to learn about some of the forms of ancient Roman entertainment by reading the informative article "The Roman Games" from the Bridges to Literature textbook. You can find "Roman Games" on pg. 306. Before reading, let's preview the 'Key to the Article' below.
After reading the section 'Chariot Racing,' watch an excerpt of the chariot racing scene from the movie Ben Hur in order to better imagine what this event may have been like.
After completing the article as a whole, complete the assignment The Roman Games: Think It Through, which can be accessed from your Google Classroom.
Video: Colosseum: A Gladiator's Story After completing our work we will begin watching the documentary film Colosseum: A Gladiator's Story As you watch, consider what modern sport/athlete is most like gladiators? How are the two similar? How are the two different?