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This activity is a classroom research project where students create a “newspaper” for the Roman era.  Given nearly all newspapers have moved to digital formats, there is also an opportunity to teach about this vital form of communication that dominated media for so long, too.  This handout provides directions and suggestions for how to use this research activity.  A sample assignment handout is provided.

May be used in a World History, Humanities or Language Arts setting.

  • Subject Area: World History, Humanities, Language Arts
  • Materials Required: Whiteboard or display, sample newspapers, paper, tape, pens, and optionally colored pencils/pens.
  • Time Needed: Typically a full week of class time is devoted to this.