Wealthy Romans decorated their homes with murals painted on walls or tiled which we still use to decorate public spaces and our homes today. This article gives information about the history of our local murals. I selected this article because it seemed interesting to learn more about the murals in SanFrancisco.
Roman statues were realistic, with many details and ther figures were often made in active poses. The Statue of Liberty is an excellent example of a Roman style statue in use today. The article tells us the history of the statue, including how it was built. I selected this article because it is a good example of how Roman art still influences the world today
The Roman alphabet is largely the same one we use today. This article tells the history of the development of the Latin alphabet and how the writing system works. It also describes how the Latin alphabet became the basic alphabet for many countries. I chose this article because it had a lot of information and, in the end, it was very interesting.
The Roman language, Latin, is an important part of all Romance languages (like Spanish and French) and of English. Latin words make up a large part of our language. This presentation tells us the history of how Latin has been adopted into other languages over time. I selected the Prezi because it looked interesting and it has a lot of information about Latin and its influence on many languages.
Roman citizenship was an important right in Roman territories. Roman laws were shared through the Empire. Our legal system has borrowed a lot from the Roman idea of law and citizenship. This article describes the Roman governmental system and their laws, and it makes a connection between our system and the Roman system. I selected this article because it gives a lot of information about the Roman legal and governmental systems.
Romans had a Republic for a time and voting was an important part of their government system then, like it is for us today. This article talks about how the right to vote is determined by laws and the court system. It describes how hard it was to pass the Voting Rights Act and what limits to voting exist today. I selected this article because it discusses issues with voting rights today in our country, which I care about.
The romans were the first to use several building techniques on a large scale, modern societies also use roman techniques. The article describes engineering that has stood the test of time such as roads, tunnels, bridges, and aqueducts. I selected this article because the description of hydraulic power and Roman engineering were interesting.
The romans built aquaducts, roads, and buildings out of concrete, which was a new material at the time; we use many building materials the Roman’s used. This article describes significant Roman building projects, such as their road system, coliseums, and how they were build. I selected this article because it is telling us about Roman biulding techniques that we use today