Citizenship was a very structured system that only applied to a small portion of the population of Rome. In this video, you will be taught a very detailed lesson on many aspects of the social and political structures of Rome. I chose this video to be a part of my curation project because Khan Academy gives an easily understandable explanation, using diagrams to illustrate the complexities of the Roman system of citizenship.
In Rome, laws were made to govern the citizens in a fair and just manner. On this website you will find an extensive explanation on how they used law to deal with foreigners, family, property, and the procedures they used. This encyclopedia entry is a good addition to my curation project because it sums up the complicated components of Roman law.
The Romans used a series of letters and numerals to write many important documents on tablets of wax or sheets of papyrus. On this website, you will find a brief description on the Roman alphabet, their writing tools, and how kids learned to write. I selected this website because it gives introductory information about Roman writing compared to other forms of ancient writing.
Language from Rome was one of the very important influences on the English language we speak today. In this video, you will be taught a lesson about the combination of latin, german, french, etc. to create the English language. I'm including this video in my curation because the narrartor uses imagery to teach the complex evolution of our language.
A dome is a form of architecture used by the Romans for many of their buildings and churches. On this website, you will find a brief explanation of what a dome is and the many places they are built around the globe. I selected this article because it shows not just Roman domes but different styles created all over the world and how they are each unique throughout many cultures.
An aqueduct is a watercourse constructed to convey water used by the Romans. I chose this article because it gave an excellent example of what an aqueduct is and an example of a big important one here in the U.S. that runs from the Colorado river to southern Arizona. I selected this article because it tells us about many aqueducts made in ancient Greece and Rome as well as the definition of one.
Many walls of buildings, houses, and temples in Ancient Rome were covered in paintings called murals. Murals today still consist of pictures the Romans would have used but now many murals have images that bring communities together. This website is a page that allows people to create and request murals to be put on walls of their choice. I chose this website because it contains many examples of modern murals with the option to purchase.
The ancient Roman artists excelled in making many masterpieces called mosaics. These amazing pictures of every day life were made out of many small bits of stone and tile. This website will allow people to look at mosaics done by the artists at the I.M.A. as well as host an online shop to order supplies for creating this type of art work. I chose this website because it gave a prime example of what mosaics were, and how many people still get together to decorate walls with works of art today.