by Dr. Moss Pike
- What would your life be like, if you lived 2000 years ago? What would you care about and what goals would you have? Build an infographic outlining your persona.
- How did Romans interact with each other socially and how did they design their space to facilitate interactions with others? Construct an authentic Roman space in Minecraft and be prepared to give tours of your space.
- How and why did stories spread to later become 'history', as we see it now? What is the difference between truth and belief? Interview an ancient Roman who was present at Caesar’s assassination. What details can he share that differ from the accepted version of the story?
- Consider why we make certain decisions when promoting ideas, based on our intended audience (e.g., as in commercials and other advertisements). With this in mind, take a modern advertisement (e.g., a car commercial) and transform it for a Roman audience. What elements would change and why? What would be the most important elements to communicate to your audience? Use PowToon or another digital story tool to make your advertisement.
- How might we read Caesar and his commentaries as one of the first political bloggers in the western world? How did Caesar build his 'brand' and do you think he was successful? What brand strategy advice could Caesar give to modern bloggers what could a modern blogger suggest to Caesar?
- Why are superhero movies and comics as popular as ever? With this in mind how might compare them to the Aeneid and other Latin epic? Which hero does Aeneas most resemble and why? Using this hero, create an ancient screenplay of comic that the Romans would have appreciated. Alternatively, convert the Aeneid into a modern film, making changes to suit your audience.