Sample Lesson on Gladiators
In this individualized course, you get to select from a list of readings and writing topics to meet the requirements of your syllabus options. Let's say you are interested in learning more about gladiators. If so, this might be an essay you select to read and take a quiz over. Here are the related steps:
- Read the comparative essay entitled Roman
and Aztec Sport.
- At the bottom of the essay are links to enhance your study. Examine the
Graph of Stadium Capacities, the
drawing of a gladiator, and read the biography of Commodes.
Read the related source document from a spectator observing
gladiators in battle.
- With your notes in hand (or multiple windows open), take the quiz over the
essay and its supplementary sources. (Results are automatically submitted
- This particular essay has been used as an example of essay
revision. Read what others have said about the final essay on the message
board and leave your own comments.
- Using the links page, and other resources,
research and write an essay from among the topics listed in the "requirements"
column on the Scope and Sequence page. For example...
- COT: How did Christianity change from a Jewish sect to a Gentile
religion? Why was it attractive yet repulsive to the Romans? Why
were Christians used in gladiator sports? What were the results of this
- COMP: Compare gladiator sports with modern day specticals such
as American football, rugby and Spanish bullfighting. What is the historical
link between them?
- COT: How did Christianity change from a Jewish sect to a Gentile religion? Why was it attractive yet repulsive to the Romans? Why were Christians used in gladiator sports? What were the results of this persecution?
- Copy and paste your essay into the "Submit Essay" form. Check the apporopriate boxes to inform the teacher if this is a draft (for teacher feedback), or a final, and then submit to teacher.