Houghton Mifflin: World History: Ancient Civilizations
Chapter Assessment Technology Activities

Chapter 13: The Rise of Rome

Recording a News Report

Work with a group of classmates to prepare a radio news report on the opening of the Colosseum. Use information from the chapter as the basis for your report. Do further research on the Internet, if necessary.

Tape the news report and play it for your class.

Internet Resources

The Colosseum: Emblem of Rome
British Broadcasting Company's “Romans” site. Covers all aspects of the Colosseum, from design and construction to function.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/romans/colosseum_01.shtml
The Flavian Amphitheater: The Colosseum (80 A.D.)
Construction details and photographs of the Colosseum, from a University of Colorado site.
http://harpy.uccs.edu/images/roman/html/colosseumslides.html
Ancient Rome: The Magnificent Colosseum
The Discovery Channel's site on Ancient Rome has information on the Colosseum and on the gladiators who fought there.
http://www.exn.ca/rome/
Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheater)
Many contemporary photos of the Colosseum on a Bluffton University, Ohio, site.
http://www.bluffton.edu/~sullivanm/romancolosseum/romancolosseum.html

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