The Eagle of the Ninth is set in Roman Britain and contains a fair number of Latin words. Have students maintain an ongoing list of these terms and their meanings as the class progresses.
Conduct research and develop a presentation that examines the historical context of The Eagle of the Ninth. Who led Rome at this time? How was Rome governed?
Create a Map
Create a map of Marcus and Esca's journey in the novel. What are the histories of these villages like? What are their present-day counterparts?
Look in your local newspaper or archives for an article that involves some aspect of the novel and bring it to class. You will present it in front of the class and explain how it relates to the novel.
Write an obituary for one of the characters in the novel (whether or...
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