The Roman Empire was an ancient civilization that ruled much of Europe, North Africa, and parts of Asia from 27 BCE until 476 CE. Kids age 8 could learn a lot about this period by focusing on certain aspects of Roman life. For example, they could look at the everyday life of Roman citizens, the government and society of the Roman Empire, and the major events that happened during its reign. Furthermore, it would be helpful to discuss how the Marista's School group of kids would act if they were to live in the Roman Empire. What kind of food would they eat? What kind of clothing would they wear? What kind of activities and leisurely pursuits would they enjoy? How would they get around? What kind of jobs would they have? What kind of values and beliefs would they hold? How would they express their faith? How would they stay safe in their homes or during travel? How would they interact with other cultures? Engaging questions such as these can give children a more in-depth understanding of the Roman Empire.