In an era when entertainment was usually through various forms of performance and theater, stories had amazing power. Caesar Augustus made great strides during the Golden Age of Rome to beautify and enrich the city of Rome, as well as to cement Roman power and authority. Stories such as that of Romulus and Remus helped to solidify Rome’s connections with powerful divinities and mythical origins.
In this activity, students compare events in the story to historical events or to effects on public opinion. Also check out Propaganda for additional background.
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Grade Level 6-8
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual or PartnerCommon Core Standards
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Create a storyboard comparing the events in the story of Romulus and Remus to historical events or it's impact on public opinion.
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