The Punic Wars – The Romans versus the Carthaginians
Grades 8 - 10
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
Distinguish between primary and secondary sources in research in order to help them form their opinions effectively.
Use maps to inform their research and conclusions about wars
Analyze propaganda used during wartime
Classtimes will be coordinated between the Lead Teacher and Partner Teacher
April 24 - May 26, 2023
Number of Sessions:
2 of 2
Students will read stories adapted from the historians Eutropius and Livy about the Punic Wars. In addition, students will read various articles about the Punic Wars and answer Document Based Questions about each war. The students will study maps of the Mediterranean World during the Roman Republic and learn how war tactics were used that took advantage of the lands as well as the sea. At the end of the unit, students will be given options to demonstrate their knowledge about the Punic Wars in the form of mini-projects that include creating soldiers’ diaries during the Punic War and speeches made by Roman senators and their views on the Punic Wars and the Carthaginians.
Daphne François is a middle school and high school Latin and Classical Humanities teacher at Boston Latin Academy. She has taught Latin and the Classics for 10 years both in Boston and New York. Her mission as an educator is to share her love of the Classics with students and adults alike. She is a native Bostonian and has currently been learning how to play the piano over the past few years in her spare time.