by Sarah Linn
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.
The Roman Republic
“The Roman Republic,” is an informational text that recounts the history of the Roman Republic: how it was formed, how it worked, and how it eventually transitioned into the Roman Empire.Pair “The Roman Republic” with “What’s What with the Rostra?” to provide students with additional information about the Roman Republic and Roman Empire. Ask students to discuss how the two texts explore the political changes that took place in Rome over time. How did Rome’s rostra change along with its governmental structure?
Athens vs. Rome
- Chaddie Kruger
In the informational text “Athens vs. Rome,” Chaddie Kruger discusses ancient Rome’s democratic society and how it compared to Athens’.Pair “What’s What with the Rostra?” with “Athens vs. Rome” to provide students with information about how people addressed the public in ancient Rome. Ask students to discuss how Rome’s rostra contributed to government business. How do students think rostra positively contributed to Rome’s democratic society?