Roman Empire by KIDS DISCOVER is chock full of all kinds of kid-friendly information for teaching and learning about this remarkable time period. The app includes audio, photographs, diagrams, activities, simulated scenes, maps, resources, and links to other websites. It also covers all the bases from architecture and rulers to an interactive quiz. The succinct index serves as a starting point and helps the user navigate the app while perusing this in-depth historical overview. Discover far-reaching contributions of the Roman Empire, with a 360-degree panorama of the Pantheon, a view of the Coliseum past and present, and a deep examination of the culture and architecture of the time that still endures today.
Teachers With Apps worked with several different teachers and different groups of students for field-testing purposes. Everyone involved came away with a much greater understanding of this time period than in past years. This app gives you the feeling that you are right there, walking amongst the Romans, in scenes from the expansive Roman Forum. Tap a 3D photograph to find out all the different parts of a soldier’s gear, or learn about an everyday Roman neighborhood where the poor struggled with apartment dwelling. See vendors selling “fast” food, and children playing in the streets. The index is well thought out and you can navigate the app with relative ease. Watch out though, it’s easy to get lost reading such compelling details about this fascinating time period. You can go page by page or fast forward with a tap. Compare ancient Rome to what it looks like today, a very insightful exercise for students. Of course, all the great contributions the Romans made to civilization are also included: aqueducts, arches, bridges, domes, and the larger-than-life architectural works of genius.
Reading Level: Upper Elementary and Middle School
In this app, you’ll learn about:
• Remarkable Rome
• Master Builders
• The Roman Army
• Life of the Poor
• Romulus and Remus
• Life of the Rich
• Romans at Play
• The End of the Empire
• Interactive 3-D models
• Hi-res photographs, cartoons, and animations
• Easy-to-read, accessible writing
• Quizzes, puzzles, and other fun games
• Plus…optimized for the iPad Retina display
Included are several free, printable lesson plans (like the one above) for the classroom teacher or homeschooler. This Vocabulary Packet for Roman Empire will help you teach kids core vocabulary relating to this impressive civilization, along with countless innovations and inventions, which continue to influence Western life today.