WORLD Modern people aren’t the only ones who’ve polluted the atmosphere. Ancient air pollution has now allowed scientists a peek into the economic health of Ancient Rome. (Science) Use our rich collection of resources to learn more about the geographic, cultural, and political atmosphere of Ancient Rome—and decide for yourself if it was polluted. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in … Continue reading Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire Documented in Greenlandic Ice
WORLD Is it possible to walk through the gates of hell and live? Ancient Romans thought so, and they staged elaborate sacrifices at what they believed were entrances to the underworld. How did that work? (Science) Learn a little about Ancient Rome, and why “gates to hell” are still deadly today. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, … Continue reading How a Roman ‘Gate to Hell’ Actually Worked
WORLD Evidence suggests that camels came with Roman legions to sites throughout Southern Europe. (Dr. Caitlin R. Green) What else was going on in Londinium? Use our great resource to learn more about Roman London. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Take a look at the map above, and compare it with this fantastic … Continue reading What Were Camels Doing in Ancient Britain?
Trevor Layman helped his Latin students see how an ancient language can allow them to explore the solar system. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Using Latin to Unlock the Secrets of Space
What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org. This week we learned … … an American won the Man Booker prize. Congratulations, Paul Beatty! What novels are you reading now? … what wind, currents, and geography tell us about how people first settled Oceania. How do you think the remote islands of Australia and Oceania were populated? … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week