TEL Lesson Plan
Roman Architecture

Grade Level: 6-12
Subject: Foreign Languages/Latin
Time Frame: One class session


Students will investigate different types of buildings in ancient Rome.

Databases/Other Resources

Gale PowerSearch


Students will be introduced to the Tennessee Electronic Library. Students will work in groups of four (more or less depending on the class size) to answer questions about Roman architecture.


Steps for Teacher

Steps for Librarian

Steps for Student

  1. Students develop terms and search the Gale PowerSearch database.
  2. Students will enter their terms in the search box.
  3. Students in the group will research one of the questions determined by the teacher.
  4. Each group will prepare a summary for classroom presentation--either a written report or a PowerPoint.

Related Activities

Students may search the web to find illustrations of different types of Roman architecture.

Students may construct a model of a Roman building.

Content Standards

Classical Language----Year One

II Standard Number 2 (Goal Two): Gain knowledge and Understanding of Greco-Roman Culture.

Standard Rationale: The study of classical languages enables students to acquire knowledge and gain perspective on societies that formed the basis for all of Western culture. Students need to understand the world views, patterns of behavior, and ways of life of those cultures that drew the blueprint for modern-day democracies and republics.

Learning Expectations/Grade Level Expectations

II Standard Number 2 (Goal Two): Gain knowledge and understanding of Greco-Roman culture.

Learning Expectations:

2.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the perspectives of Greek or Roman culture as revealed in the practices of the Greeks or Romans.

  2.2 Demonstrate knowledge of the perspectives of Greek or Roman culture as revealed in the products of the Greeks or Romans.   


Performance Indicators State

II Standard Number 2 (Goal Two): Gain knowledge and understanding of Greco-Roman culture.

Performance Indicators:

2.1 The student is able to:

recognize the geography of Italy.

know basic terms and general information associated with the kingdom and empire.

2.2 The student is able to:

demonstrate a knowledge of Greek and Roman deities.

identify Roman meals, Roman clothing, and parts of the Roman house.

identify basic features of architecture (e.g., arches, columns).


Assessment will include:

ISTE Computer Literacy and Usage Standards

1. Creativity and Innovation.

Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.


2. Communication and Collaboration.

Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.


3. Research and Information Fluency.

Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information


4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making.

Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.


5. Digital Citizenship

Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.

AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner

1. Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.

2. Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.

3. Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society.