− Explain that in ancient times, people did not have watches or clocks like we do today, and they had to use different methods to measure time.
2) Activity 1: Board Game (30 minutes):
− Divide the class into small groups and give each group a board game (or a printable board game template that can be filled in)
− Each group will take turns rolling a die and moving their game piece along the board.
− The board game will have different squares representing different aspects of time in ancient Greece and Rome. For example, there might be a square for the Greek god Zeus, who was associated with the sky and thunder and a square for the Roman god Jupiter, who was associated with sky and thunder. When the students land on a square, they have to answer a question about that aspect of time in ancient Greece and Rome.
− The group that reaches the end of the board first wins the game.
3) Activity 2: Flashcard review (20 minutes):
− Provide the students with flashcards with key terms related to time in ancient Greece and Rome.
− Have the students work in pairs or small groups to review the flashcards.
− Set a timer for 5 minutes and challenge the students to see how many flashcards they can correctly define within the time limit.
− The group or pair that correctly defines the most flashcards in the time limit wins a prize.
4) Conclusion (10 minutes):
− Have the students complete a simple assessment to assess their understanding of the concepts covered in the lesson.
− Review the key takeaways and encourage the students to share any interesting or surprising things they learned.