Ancient Rome, continued

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

Session 2. Investigating Time and Distance in the Roman Empire.

This lesson provides students with the opportunity to examine the extent of the Roman Empire. The Orbis web site, hosted by Stanford University, provides a map of the Roman Empire at its largest extent with the locations of key cities and transportation links.

Key Questions

  • How were places within the Roman Empire connected?
  • How did time and distance affect interactions within the Roman Empire?

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


Online map

Territorial expansion of the Roman Empire: at

Using Layered Portable Document Files (pdfs)

WH1.6a Teacher Resources

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