Women in Ancient Rome Lesson

© History Skills
© History Skills

Learning objectives

In this lesson, students will learn about the multifaceted roles of women in ancient Rome, exploring how they navigated societal norms, legal constraints, and family obligations within a patriarchal society. They will also examine the evolution of women's rights and societal expectations across different periods of Roman history, gaining insights into the complexities of gender roles in the past. Students will have the opportunity to achieve this through choosing their own method of learning, from reading and research options, as well as the chance to engage in extension activities. This lesson includes a self-marking quiz for students to demonstrate their learning.

How would you like to learn?

Option 1: Reading

Step 1: Download a copy of the reading questions worksheet below:

Roman Women Reading Questions.docx
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Step 2: Answer the questions by reading the webpage below:

Option 2: Internet research

Download a copy of the research worksheet and use the internet to complete the tables.

Roman Women Research Worksheet.docx
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Extension activities

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