Rome Bingo card (It will get bigger if you drag it to your desktop)
Here’s a board to print out for Roman history bingo. And here are some definitions you could use to call out. When the caller calls a definition, you place a marker (a penny, or a small stone) on the Roman name that the definition works best for. (Don’t know which one goes with which? You need to do some more reading!) When you’ve got five in a row, BINGO!
- Persecuted the Christians
- Led the Roman army against Rome
- Crossed the Alps with his elephants
- Let poor men into the Roman army
- Empire to the east of the Roman Empire
- Queen of Egypt
- Rulers of Northern Italy before Rome
- Tried to help Greek cities against Rome
- First emperor of Rome
- Emperor who lived very simply
- First written laws of Rome
- Last of the Julio-Claudian emperors
- Rebel queen in West Asia in the 200s AD
- City in North Africa
- Made himself dictator for life
- Ruled the Roman Empire for her brother Theodosius II
- Ruled Rome for her young son Nero
- Conquered Dacia and Mesopotamia
- Made everyone be Christian
- Mentally ill emperor killed by his own guards
- Emperor from North Africa
- Emperor who conquered Britain (England)
- Wars between Rome and Carthage
- Murdered by his fellow senators
- First Christian emperor
The Ancient Roman World, by Ronald Mellor (2004). Straight political history, For teens.
Classical Rome, by John Clare (1993). For kids, the whole political history from beginning to end.
The Romans: From Village to Empire, by Mary Boatwright, Daniel Gargola, and Richard Talbert (2004). Okay, it’s a little dry, but it is up to date and has all the facts you could want.