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This Explorable Scene transports students to the inside of a typical Roman villa. Built from brick and stone, a Villa was a
large home for wealthy families living in the countryside in the days of the Roman Empire. In this scene, students visit the
Triclinium, a formal dining room with couches for reclining on while eating, popular with wealthy families hosting dinner
parties. It appears that skilled craftspeople would have worked on this villa, creating frescos on the walls and mosaic
floors, all very popular decorative features for rich families in Roman times. Students can also look out the window over
the surrounding farmland and think about the crops which might be growing ready for dinner later.
This supporting document provides three focus points, which teachers may want to use to scaffold and guide their students through this experience. The second page outlines how teachers can use this explorable scene in history, maths, art and literacy.