World History Classes Reconstruct Roman Aqueducts—Out of Garbage!

story by Rillene Nielsen and Shea Harmer pictures by Shea Harmer

Mrs. Harmer is at it again!  First her student made Roman Temples out of school supplies.  Now they are building aqueducts out junk!  As you can tell by the photos, engagement was high as students learned how the ancient Romans got their water.

“My world history class built Roman aqueducts out of trash today,” reported Mrs. Harmer, “and they had an awesome time. They had to build it over 2 desks and have a ping pong ball go through it and land on a paper plate at the bottom without falling off. This simulated Roman aqueducts.”

Active, participatory learning like this might make some adults want to go back to Jr. High!