Thursday, March 24, 2011

Blog Book #2: Pantheon

One of the most lasting buildings of the Roman Empire is the Pantheon. With its distinct look of the pillars in the front and the dome on top, the Pantheon has been a tourist hot spot in Rome for years. One of the most intriguing aspect of the Pantheon is the hole, called an oculus, at the top which lets in sunlight and is the only light source in the building. The pantheon was a place for worship for the ancient Romans. Below, you will find an article to help you with your Pantheon blog book activity. For the Pantheon, we will be using the "hand" method of note taking.

Here's how the hand method works: As you read through the article, write down one fact in each of the five fingers. Then, in the middle of the hand, write a quick 3-4 sentence summary of the Pantheon, focusing on the most important aspects.

Click here or here to find articles on the Pantheon that will help you fill out your "hand" notes.

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