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Educational Presentation Teacher’s Guide

   Lesson Content and Format of Educational Presentations    50 minute (~1 Class Period) Presentation:  

Small Group (Single Class <30 students, 1-2 Teachers)

-          5 min: Introduction, About Rome Chicago, Presentation Content, Safety

-          5 min: Brief discussion on Roman military structure and its relation to Roman social class and politics

-          10 min: Visual display and discussion of military and civilian clothing, armor, and weaponry, using a teacher as a model to dress in military clothing and armor

-          10 min: Interactive display of military tactics and the use of weapons and armor

-          5 min: Question and Answer period for student and teacher question

-          15 min: Hands on opportunity for students and teachers to touch and try on various articles of equipment (excludes any metal weaponry)

 

Large Group (Multiple Class >30 Students, >2 Teachers)

-          5 min: Introduction, About Rome Chicago, Presentation Content, Safety

-          5 min: Brief discussion on Roman military structure and its relation to Roman social class and politics

-          15 min: Visual display and discussion of military and civilian clothing, armor, and weaponry, using a teacher as a model to dress in military clothing and armor

-          15 min: Interactive display of military tactics and the use of weapons and armor

-          10 min: Question and Answer period for student and teacher question

   100 minute (~2 Class Period) Presentation:  

Small Group (Single Class <30 students, 1-2 Teachers)

-          5 min: Introduction, About Rome Chicago, Presentation Content, Safety

-          20 min: Discussion on Roman military structure and its relation to Roman social class and politics, key Romans such as Julius Caesar, Augustus, and others.

-          20 min: Visual display and discussion of military clothing, armor, and weaponry, using a teacher as a model to dress in military clothing and armor, a second teacher will be used to model roman civilian clothing

-          5 min: Break, students may take a break, or if interested may ask questions during this time.

-          30 min: Interactive display of military tactics and the use of weapons and armor, this will be done through display by members of Rome Chicago, also teachers will be used to assist in tactical drills, and learn how to be a Roman solider

-          5 min: Question and Answer period for student and teacher question

-          15 min: Hands on opportunity for students and teachers to touch and try on various articles of equipment (excludes any metal weaponry)

  

Large Group (Multiple Class >30 Students, >2 Teachers)

-          5 min: Introduction, About Rome Chicago, Presentation Content, Safety

-          20 min: Discussion on Roman military structure and its relation to Roman social class and politics, key Romans such as Julius Caesar, Augustus, and others.

-          20 min: Visual display and discussion of military clothing, armor, and weaponry, using a teacher as a model to dress in military clothing and armor, a second teacher will be used to model roman civilian clothing

-          5 min: Break, students may take a break, or if interested, may ask questions during this time

-          30 min: Interactive display of military tactics and the use of weapons and armor, this will be done through display by members of Rome Chicago, also teachers will be used to assist in tactical drills, and learn how to be a Roman solider

-          10 min: Gladiators, the Coliseum, Roman spectacles and games.

-          10 min: Question and Answer period for student and teacher question

   Optional Special Topics (Presentation Tailored to match coursework goals, times are estimated)

-          ~10 min: Roman political systems, the transition from Republic to Empire

-          ~10 min: Roman religion, its place in society, adaptation of Greek Gods

-          ~15 min: Roman Artillery demonstration, using miniature ballista and catapult (space permitting)

-          ~10 min: The enemies of Rome, discussion on various civilizations conquered by the Romans, i.e. Carthage, Greece, Parthia, the Celts, and Germanic Tribes.

-          ~15 min: Opportunity for students to try on Roman military or civilian clothing and gear (this will depend on school/organization restrictions, and time will vary greatly based on number of students wishing to participate)

-          ~30-40 min: Teachers have option to have their students build “safe” replicas of Roman equipment and participate in mock military drill and battle, contact us for instruction on how to prepare this equipment.

   All educational presentations can be tailored to the size and scope of the class as needed.  Content of each portion of the presentation will be adjusted to meet the age and educational level of the intended group.  Should you need additional time, or have other time constraints please let us know so we can adjust accordingly.  

Rome Chicago’s presentation include the demonstration and use of reproduction ancient weaponry including; spears, swords, daggers, and shields.  If your organization has any restrictions regarding weaponry please let us know as soon as practical so we may adjust accordingly.  Also, any special restrictions or requests should be submitted as soon as they are available.

 

Other information requested prior to the presentation date includes: size of facility where presentation will be held, rough number of students and teachers, time allotted for presentation, need for addition breaks, any special needs students that may require additional attention, any additional requests for added material.

 

Rome Chicago strives to make our presentations as entertaining and as educationally fulfilling as possible, please feel free to contact us at any time regarding booking, questions, membership, or suggestions

 

Sincerely,

Kevin Williams

Founder, Rome Chicago

 

Romechicago08@gmail.com

630-297-3574

 
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