Touring Ancient Sites

In this activity, students study the travel scrapbooks of Frank and Frances Carpenter to learn about world tourists during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Then they search for photographs to create scrapbook pages telling the story of their own imaginary tour of ancient sites. 

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
Describe the contribution of Roman civilization to law, literature, poetry, art, architecture, engineering, and technology. Include the significance of Coliseum, Circus...
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Essential and guiding questions: 

What was it like to visit ancient sites more than a hundred years ago? 

Lesson Variations

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Helpful Hints


  • Touring Ancient Sites Worksheet (p. 3 below)