Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Looks Like We've Left One Behind...

For at least three weeks, we've been studying Ancient Roman civilization. for two days, we've prepared for the big test via a study guide.  Today, we had the end-of-unit test. One of my "star" students was struggling with one of the essay questions. I prompted her,

"Come on. You can get this. What was one big thing that the Romans had to trade that everyone else needed?"


Um...no.  (I was going for "salt.")

I pressed. "Nope.  Think really hard. What natural resource did they have a lot of that was very important and they could trade?"

"Their lives?"

8.5 more school days...

Update: Mimbles sent the perfect video to accompany this post.  I give you....What Have the Romans Ever Done for Us?! (from Monty Python) Thanks, Mimbles!!


  1. Hee hee Shoes..love that answer! Girl after my own heart! I can't wait for this school year to end! Have a great day!

  2. If the Romans had cool shoes I would be trading with them too! :)

  3. Remember, there is always next year! LOL

    Shoes? Lives? Seems one would be an offering, the other a real sacrifice.;)

    Let the countdown continue!

  4. Ha! Oh dear :-)

    I'm having a Monty Python moment here - "What have the Roman's ever done for us?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExWfh6sGyso

  5. There are two possibilities here: 1 - she's your star student, she KNOWS she's your start student and she's on cruise control. 2 - She's blond.

    Wait. You're blond, right? Well ... there's a difference between having blond hair and being a Blond. As you probably know.

  6. Shoes are way more important than salt, right?

  7. But the Italians make such to-die-for shoes! It must have started with the Romans.

  8. That was before salt was a bad thing...right?

  9. I dunno...given current BP issues and the oncoming heat of summer.....I'd take the Roman Sandals over the salt!

  10. Oh my good heavens. I loved this. Laughed my head off!


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