by Julia Troche
We've identified these texts as great options for text pairings based on similar themes, literary devices, topic, or writing style. Supplement your lesson with one or more of these options and challenge students to compare and contrast the texts. To assign a paired text, click on the text to go to its page and click the "Assign Text" button there.
Women in Ancient Rome
- BirdBrain History
“Women in Ancient Rome” is an informational text that describes daily life in ancient Rome for both wealthy and poor women.Pair “Women in Ancient Rome” with “Take a Look at Roman Art” to provide students with additional information about ancient Rome. Ask students to discuss the hierarchy that existed in ancient Rome. According to the information in both texts, do you think the golden age that Augustus pursued included women? Why or why not?
Design Par Excellence
- Lena Lambrinou
In the informational text, “Design Par Excellence,” Lena Lambrinou discusses temples built in ancient Greece to honor the gods.Pair “Design Par Excellence” with “Take a Look at Roman Art” to provide students with information about ancient Greek structures. Ask students to discuss the detailed work that went into ancient Greek and Roman structures and sculptures. How do the purposes of these sculptures and statues compare?