Teach Through Educational Travel: Pompeii

Download a larger image from the ruins of Pompeii, Italy. Share the photo with your class, then try these discussion questions and activities:

  • Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 C.E., burying the city of Pompeii, Italy. Pompeii was part of the Roman Empire. What was life like at the time for Roman citizens?
  • What are some of the more recent volcanic eruptions?
  • Where did they occur?
  • What was their impact on the people and land around them?
  • Create a map that shows the Ring of Fire.

Article written by Sarah Wyland

Sarah Wyland
Sarah never gets in trouble for being on Facebook and Instagram at work, because its her job. As social media manager, she gets to tell the stories of travelers, teachers, and interesting places. Other titles she enjoys include dog mom to Knox, barre instructor, Crossfit athlete, avid reader, and world traveler.