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Pax Romana 2013 John D. Woolever History Club. Setting March 6, 2013 1 st century BC Campus will be split into five regions as the Roman Empire used to.

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1 Pax Romana 2013 John D. Woolever History Club

2 Setting March 6, st century BC Campus will be split into five regions as the Roman Empire used to be –Spain –Gaul –Italy –Macedonia –Numidia Beginning 1 st period and ending 6 th period

3 Food Students can observe all the aspects of a traditional upper class Roman meal, complete with authentic food for students to sample, music, and decorations. Location will be in Mrs. Regan’s room (409) Feast runs from 1 st period to 6 th period Help needed from Mrs. Lauer and art students for decorations

4 Members of military will be trained Soldiers will be patrolling the whole day at various places, borders, and events Students can observe battles and those involved will receive prior training. Reenactments spread out during the day –Small skirmishes between Roman soldiers and Gaul savages –Gladiator fights –Battle of the Siler River (period 6) Military

5 Authentic Roman board games in Mrs. Johnston’s room (410). Clay Bulla (Necklace) making booth in picnic area adjacent to the English building. Runs from 1 st through 6 th period Assistance needed from the art department and other volunteers with crafting game pieces, painting game boards, and firing clay. Teachers must sign up to bring classes and play games. Games

6 The Gods –Jupiter, Janus, Vesta, Terminus, Mars, Diana, Venus, Minerva, Saturn, Apollo, Juno, Pluto Muses, Vestal Virgins, and Fates Gods attend respective activities (i.e. Olympics) and walk around exerting their influence over mortals, the Sibylline Books, superstitions, festivals, Roman soothsayers They will be present mostly near borders and the Olympic Games Teachers may be gods and will be assigned on a first come first serve basis. Teachers will be provided with superstitions to incorporate into their classes on the day of the simulation. Religion

7 Trials will be performed in the style of ancient Roman law with senators and a “jury.” There will be trials during fourth period in the auditorium. Teachers will be put on trial for harsh treatment of students. Government and Law

8 Julius Caesar Assassination during 2 nd period on the Auditorium terrace Crowning of Augustus Caesar during 3 rd period on the stage Julius and Augustus Caesar

9 Auditions will be held for roles Volunteers needed for characters and stage hands In the Auditorium during 5 th period Need help from band and orchestra for musical effects Romulus and Remus Play

10 An altar for Vesta, located in the Gazebo Food will be offered into the Holy Flame of Rome by Vestal Virgins during the change of classes. Altar

11 All students with a P.E. class will participate in the simulation. Shot put, discus, races, long jump –Games will be modified per grade level Games will be at the fields area. Olympic torch Award Ceremony to present wreaths and/or palm branches and red ribbons. Need P.E. teachers to allow students to play in the games on the day of the simulation. Olympics

12 We need funding for more extravagant costumes. There will be an instructional toga booth. An instructional toga video will be sent to teachers Teachers are encouraged to dress in costume. Costuming

13 6 th graders will compete to see who launches the marshmallow the farthest Winner receives a laurel wreath Catapult Competition

14 Food –Teachers sign-up to bring classes over to feast. Military –Students apply to be trained soldiers, Gauls, and border patrols. Games –Teachers sign-up to bring classes to play games, bullas can be made at any time. Student Involvement

15 Religion –Each god will be enacted by one teacher and one student –Gods will interact with students between classes and lunch –Students can apply to be Muses, Vestal Virgins, and Fates –Students can apply to be Roman soothsayers –Students will be subject to superstitions in classes Student Involvement

16 Government and Law –Students can apply to be senators or member of “jury” Julius and Augustus Caesar –Teachers should bring classes to witness the assassination of Caesar and crowning of Augustus. Romulus and Remus Play –Students can audition to be actors –Students can apply to be stage hands or musicians Student Involvement

17 Altar –Students can apply to be Vestal Virgins to guard the Altar Olympics –Students with a P.E. class will participate in games during class at fields. Costuming –All students can bring sheets to school to learn how to make a toga at the toga booth Student Involvement


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