Roman Lifestyles:
The differences between the rich and the poor
West Middle School 6th grade Humanities
Miss Panigrosso
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Questions to think about…
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How would you describe your daily life?
How do lifestyles between rich and poor
social classes differ?
How might ancient civilizations differ
from us?
How did ancient people deal with social
class differences?
Roman Lifestyles:
Rich:
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Lived in villas
Extravagant lives
Had feasts everyday
Wore beautiful
clothing and gold
jewelry
Roman Lifestyles Continued:
Poor:
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Jobless
Lived in apartments with no
running water, toilets, or
kitchen
Apartment buildings often
burned down and were fatal
for the families
Had simple diets of mainly
bread
Wore torn and tattered
clothing
How did Rome try to keep
everyone happy?
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Keep the citizens busy
Free entertainment
Allow both the rich and poor to be involved
Examples of free entertainment
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Chariot races
Roman Baths
Are you not entertained?
Evaluate the Policy:
Analyzing the policy enacted to deal with the social
problems between the rich and poor of Rome.
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Did providing
free
entertainment
help solve the
social problems
between
Romans?
Think about the following questions:
PPA Step 4
1. How well did the policy address the
problem?
2. Did the policy succeed in eliminating the
cause?
3. Did the policy create more problems?
4. What provisions would you suggest for
the policy?
Activity:
Follow the steps below to complete your
assignment.
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You will be assigned one of the questions from the
previous page to answer with a group.
Your group will write a short reflection based off of
your knowledge of Roman lifestyles and your opinion
of the policy. Your group must agree towards a
position in your reflection and explain it in detail.
After listening to each others reflections you will
complete the following worksheet on your own.
Evaluating the Policy
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Roman Lifestyles: The differences between the rich and the poor