The Romans invented our calendar that we use. This article explains briefly why things in the calendar are called what they are, then explains the ways we use our calendar. The primary reason I choose this article was that even if you know lots and lots about the calendar you can still get some good information out of it.
The vaulted ceiling was invented by the Romans, and it still makes a great ceiling today. In this video you are taught how to build a barrel vault ceiling simply and affordably. I selected this video because it allows you to get involved and not just watch a video that goes on and on.
Rome introduced this idea of a senate to us, and we still use it in our government. This article explains the US senate in a way that makes sense. This article is important because everyone who lives in the US and hopes to one day be involved in something political should know how the senate works.
One of the engineering feats passed on to us from Rome is the dome. The Romans built amazing domes with no supports! In this article you are treated to the pretty sight of the scaffolding that was on the Capitol a year ago and the background information about the repairs. I chose this article because the Capitol dome is a famous and should always be repaired when it begins to break.
Long ago, in Rome... they had voting problems too. This article summerizes the laws we've had in the past about voting discrimination, and offers reasons to eliminate or keep the Voting Rights Act. I selected this article because I think it's important to back up your opinion, especially for things like laws.
Latin words have influenced our language quite a lot. Basically, this video is about how to understand words with Latin and Greek roots. This video is important because it's important to understand words you use in everyday life.
Mosaics were a common way for high class Romans to decorate their homes, and we still use them today as a common form of art. In this video by Mango Mosaics are 4 safe ways to start doing your own mosaics by showing you how to cut tile. The primary reason i selected this video is that if you can cut your own tile to the shapes that you want for a mosaic, you can begin making your own.
In the time of the Romans, they had murals in the homes of the rich people. Basically, this website is about 49 amazing murals on buildings in San Francisco, and it has a map of where they are so you can go find them yourself. I selected this website because it not only shows you pictures of the murals, it gives you an opportunity to go visit them yourself.