Homeschool Resources for Teaching Ancient Rome

For whatever reason I love teaching Ancient History. Maybe it’s the incredible way they built things like the pyramids, or intrigue with how different things were then, whatever it is, Ancient History can be a really fun and hands on learning experience. Here I have collected some fabulous resources to get you starting on your way to teaching Ancient Rome in your homeschool! {PLUS there is a giveaway so keep scrolling to find it!}

Homeschool Resources: Teaching Ancient Rome from Starts At Eight is a collection of printables, books, art, hands-on activities and more for teaching Ancient Rome in your homeschool.

Rome wasn’t built in a day (as this old saying says). The history of Rome is long and complex, including rich historic cities with historic sites like the Roman Colosseum, a monarchy turned republic turned empire, and even famous people like Julius Caesar and Cleopatra.

Homeschool Resources for Teaching Ancient Rome

Project Passport: Ancient Rome

From the beginnings with Romulus and Remus, through the Roman Republic and the rise and fall of an Empire that spanned centuries, you will meet various people, explore places, and witness events that formed this amazing era of history! So, pack your bags and get ready for a journey back in time

Project Passports are designed to teach history hands-on, and with over 50 projects to choose from, the selections are plenty! Pictured below is just one of the awesome projects included!

Project Passport: Ancient Rome is designed to take you on a trip to a historic destination, the students are provided with printables to make a passport and luggage folder for their travels. Ample information is provided through engaging Text Lessons for Twenty-five “Stops” along the journey. As they learn about the history and culture of the era, the Itinerary will provide projects assigned to each “Stop” along the way and the directions on what to print, supplies needed, and how to make them.

What do you get?

Several components are provided to make your journey a memorable one! Beautifully illustrated printables are provided to make the following!

  • A “Scrapbook of Sights” containing several notebooking projects, such as a timeline, maps, and more
  • A “Dining Out Guide” to experience the era through your taste buds!
  • A 12-page Newspaper of articles and advertising encouraging creative writing and illustration
  • A dozen 3-D Souvenirs to make
  • A full Lap Book with over a dozen projects of its own!

Also provided is Dramatized Audio, where you can hear the words of famous people and witness events as they happened! After all, what travel is complete without a guided tour?

Check out my in-depth review of Ancient Rome’s counter part: Ancient Egypt!

Ancient Egypt Unit Study from Homeschool in the Woods - Starts At Eight

Ancient History Video Art Lessons

Homeschool Resources: Teaching Ancient Rome from Starts At Eight is a collection of printables, books, art, hands-on activities and more for teaching Ancient Rome in your homeschool.

Ancient History Video Art Lessons are a part of the You Are An Artist Video Art Lesson library from

Ancient History Video Art Lessons Include:

  • Greek philosopher
  • Chinese Emperor
  • Ancient Buddha under Bodhi tree
  • Alexander the Great: helmet
  • Ancient Rome: Coliseum
  • Peloponnesian Wars: Spartan & Athenian soldiers
  • The Roman Empire: Caesar
  • The Life of Jesus: Sermon on the Mount

Story of the World

The Story of the World is an award-winning resource for families looking for a story based history curriculum. Told in the straightforward, engaging style that has become Susan Wise Bauer’s trademark, this four-volume set covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas.

Each Story of the World volume provides a full year history curriculum including the reading text, activity/workbook book, and tests (There are also engaging audio versions of the reading text.).

Volume 1: Ancient Times (5000 BC to 400 AD) – Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor

Books for Teaching Ancient Rome

Other Ancient Rome Resources

  1. Teaching Resources from Mr. Dowling – these are for high school level and include Power Point Presentations, YouTube Videos and MP3s
  2. Ancient Rome Unit Study – teaches students about Ancient Rome and the many influences they have had on our modern world. Includes reading selections, worksheets, enrichment projmects and more.
  3. History Scribe – Kids learn as they draw and write through history. Includes over 34 pages to illustrate and narrate.
  4. Simple Printable Timeline – This is a great reference sheet for creating a timeline
  5. Horrible Histories Rotten Romans

Other Great History Resources

How to Create a Timeline Based History Plan from Starts At Eight. How to Create a Timeline Based History Plan is a step by step guide to using a timeline as the spine for your homeschool history studies.Historical Fiction Learning History Through Literature from Starts At EightTeaching History Through Movies from Starts At Eight. Teaching History Through Movies is a great way to make history come alive. This landing page tells how we do this, where to get & what movies we are viewing. As we watch and find resources for movies I will add them here. American History, World History, Biographies and more!It Helps to Memorize History - Lists & Resources for History Memorization from Starts At Eight. It helps to memorize history as it creates "pegs" to hang information on. This is a list of important history things to memorize and help for doing it.Using the Who Was Series Biographies for Homeschool History {With FREE Printable Notebook Pages} from Starts At EightFun With Geography: FREE World Geography Printables from Starts At Eight