Wildcat Tours: Rome

Your Task: give an amazing, entertaining, and informative tour of your assigned element of Roman culture. Remember that good tour guides are  memorable, personable, and interesting!

Instructions and rubric

Honors Tour Topics

Example Tour Script

Example Tour Visual

Clever Database Resources

Click on “Britannica Online® School Edition” to search. If you need more information, click on “The Web’s Best Sites” on the right side of the screen. Student Resources in context may also be helpful.

Web Resources

Ancient Rome – History Link 101’s Ancient Rome page connects you to the best of Art, Biographies, Daily Life, Maps, Pictures, and Research on Rome.

BBC Schools Program: The Romans – Among topics covered on this site: the Roman army, roads and places, leisure, families and children, technology, religion, and Roman remains.

Ancient Rome – This site includes a listing of Comprehensive sites, Timelines, & Maps, The Roman Republic & Julius Caesar, Roman Law and Economy, Empire, Emperors, & Warfare, Roman Women & Daily Life, Art, Architecture, Literature, Religion, & Engineering, Early Christianity, The Byzantine Empire.


Britannica Image Quest


Wikimedia Commons

Morgue File

Comparative Government Project

Mr. Hudson- Country Comparison Project using Mixbook


Instructions:Comparative Government Project : Example MixBook

You will be using www.mixbook.com to create a scrapbook   to compare the following countries:

United States, United Kingdom, Mexico, China, and a country of your choice.  You will need to open an account with a username and password. You will not actually have you book printed but will publish your book online for free.

You will need lots of images to include in your mixbook scrapbook. It is suggested you use Britannica’s image quest for these images because each image has a citation that can be copied and pasted into Easy Bib at http://www.easybib.com/  for your final bibliography which needs to be included into your scrapbook.  Here is the link to image quest: http://quest.eb.com/

You will need to research and find some essential elements of governmental structure for each country.

  • Date of adoption for the current constitution
  • Is the government a unitary or federal system?
  • Is the government limited or authoritarian in power?
  • How is the executive branch structured?
  • How is the legislative branch structured?
  • What major political parties complete for power?
  • How is the judiciary structured?
  • How does the history of the country explain the way in which its government is structured?

You will also need to research the economy of each country:

  • What type of economy does the country have?
  • Major imports?
  • Major exports?

You will be able to find most of this information from the CIA world fact book at:


You can also use the Library Onesearch databases provided by HCPS and found in school space or the library e-learning page.  Here is a direct link: http://onesearch.henrico.k12.va.us/