Ancient Rome

Complete document for both sessions. This is large file and should be downloaded (right-click on link) and viewed in Adobe Reader.

Session 1. Analyzing the Influence of Geography on the Spread of the Roman Empire

Key Questions

  • What are the physical features of Rome?
  • How did the physical geography of Rome influence its development?

Note: The following files contain layered pdfs. In order to manipulate the map layers, you must download each file.


Lesson with attachments. This is a large file. You should download (right-click on link) and read in Adobe Reader.

Lesson without attachments


Additional Maps

Note: The additional maps may also be viewed online in an interactive format at Harvard University’s Digital Atlas of  Roman and Medieval Civilizations. Select maps from the top menu.

Using Layered Portable Document Files (pdfs)

WH1.6a Teacher Resources

To Session 2.

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