Explore Ancient Greece!: 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments

Explore Ancient Greece!: 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments

by Carmella Van Vleet, Alex Kim
     
 

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Investigate the fascinating civilization of ancient Greece through 25 hands-on projects and activities for young readers ages 6-9. Kids learn about ancient Greek homes, food, playtime, clothing, conquests, arts and entertainment, gods, and more. Activities range from fashioning a model oil lamp from clay to building a courtyard column and constructing a flipbook

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Investigate the fascinating civilization of ancient Greece through 25 hands-on projects and activities for young readers ages 6-9. Kids learn about ancient Greek homes, food, playtime, clothing, conquests, arts and entertainment, gods, and more. Activities range from fashioning a model oil lamp from clay to building a courtyard column and constructing a flipbook sailing ship. By combining a hands-on element with riddles, jokes, fun facts, and comic cartoons, kids Explore Ancient Greece! and develop an understanding of how this ancient civilization still influences our modern world.

Editorial Reviews

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Eclectichomeschool.org
"…this little gem from Nomad Press is a great book for learning about Ancient Greece…The author’s enthusiasm jumps out of the page at you while you’re reading descriptions of Greeks and their culture…This book would also make a great basis for a co-op hands-on history class. Highly recommended!"

School Library Journal
"…Fun book about an otherwise daunting culture. Kids will enjoy the format of the book with its cartoon-like drawings and jokes. The text is punctuated with fun fonts and sidebars that enrich the historical narrative of the text. Very fun activities make learning about this culture a great experience. This book a worthwhile addition to your library."

Children's Literature - Heather Christensen
Part of the "Explore" series from Nomad Press, this book focuses on the culture of the Greek civilization during the years 800 to 31 BCE. Seven chapters explore specific aspects of Greek civilization, such as the Olympics, a democratic form of government and religion. Each chapter consists of short, readable sections divided by hands-on activities that help bring a tangible understanding of Greek culture. Many of the activities—like making a foot scrub or a theater mask—children can do independently; others—such as making a Greek salad or a Trojan horse—will require some adult supervision. The design is definitely kid-friendly, with line-drawn illustrations and comics, jokes and sidebars with interesting tidbits of information. Unfamiliar words are highlighted in bold lettering and defined within the text, in a sidebar on the page, and again in a glossary at the end of the book. Some children may have trouble reading the distinctive Greek-style font used for the vocabulary words. Fortunately, the rest of the text is in a more readable font. An index and table of contents make it easy for readers to find specific information, and an extensive list of resources that includes books, websites and museums will encourage students to find out more about this influential ancient civilization. This book would be an excellent resource for a social studies unit on ancient Greece, and the many activities will give tactical learners a firm grasp on this significant culture. Reviewer: Heather Christensen

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934670118
Publisher:
Nomad Press
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Series:
Nomad Press Explore Your World Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Carmella Van Vleet is the author of several books for Nomad Press including Amazing Ben Franklin Inventions You Can Build Yourself, Explore Ancient Egypt!, Seven Wonders of the World, and Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself. Her work has been featured in Highlights, Parenting, and Scholastic Instructor. Carmella lives in Lewis Center, Ohio.

Alex Kim is a Cartoonist and Illustrator currently living and working Vermont. He earned an MFA from The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont and a B. Arch from The Cooper Union in New York, NY.

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