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

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

by Carmella Van Vleet, Alex Kim
     
 

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Investigate the fascinating civilization of ancient Rome through 25 hands-on projects and activities for young readers ages 6–9. Kids learn about ancient Roman homes, food, playtime, clothing, conquests, gods, entertainment, and more. Activities range from creating an amphora and making a tunic to baking bread and hosting a Roman feast. By combining a hands-on

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Investigate the fascinating civilization of ancient Rome through 25 hands-on projects and activities for young readers ages 6–9. Kids learn about ancient Roman homes, food, playtime, clothing, conquests, gods, entertainment, and more. Activities range from creating an amphora and making a tunic to baking bread and hosting a Roman feast. By combining a hands-on element with riddles, jokes, fun facts, and comic cartoons, kids Explore Ancient Rome! and develop an understanding of how this ancient civilization laid the foundation of our modern world.

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DIG Magazine
"Explore Ancient Rome! By Carmella Van Vleet offers a variety of projects, accompanied by explanatory history text, designed to stimulate readers’ interest in this ancient culture. Among them are making an aqueduct, designing a villa, creating an oscillum and designing a theater mask."
Dig magazine
Offers a variety of projects, accompanied by explanatory history text, designed to stimulate readers' interest in this ancient culture. Among them are making an aqueduct, designing a villa, creating an oscillum and designing a theater mask.
Children's Literature - Heather Christensen
This book provides basic information about ancient Rome from its founding by Romulus and Remus to its collapse in the fifth century. Seven chapters about topics such as education, religion, architecture, and politics explore the basics of Roman life. Each chapter consists of short, readable sections divided by hands-on activities that help bring a tangible understanding of Roman culture. Many of the activities—like making a mosaic, a soap votive, or playing charades—children can do independently; others—such as baking bread or sewing a tunic—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. An index and table of contents make it easy for readers to find specific information, and an extensive list of resources that includes books, magazines, 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 about the Roman Empire, and the many activities will give tactical learners a firm grasp on this important culture. Reviewer: Heather Christensen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780979226847
Publisher:
Nomad Press
Publication date:
03/01/2008
Series:
Nomad Press Explore Your World Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(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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