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Lesson Plans

Detective Trajan

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Ayesha Jones (ayeshajones)
Fri, 9 Apr 1999 10:09:11 -0700 (PDT)

I looked at Time Detectives on ArtsEdNet. Wow! I haven't talked to my
students, although we'll be getting to ancient Rome soon.

I wonder, though, about the conclusions they'd draw about Roman life
from the Forum. I mean, this was a pretty fancy and special place. I
imagine they'd conclude that all Romans lived in marble palaces and
that ancient life was all grandeur and white marble and big wide open
spaces. But the ordinary people were crammed into apartments
surrounding the forums. How does this all fit in? How do we get at this
for our students through Trajan's forum?

--- marcia m eaton <marciameaton> wrote:
> *What conclusions could your students draw about
> Roman life based on the
> evidence provided by Trajan's Forum?
> *What conclusions do you think people in the future
> will draw about our
> culture from the evidence they are likely to find?
> *What artworks do you expect will survive?
> *Do you think that people in the future would be
> likely to learn more
> about us from our artworks than from our garbage
> dumps?
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