Tools of the Ancient Romans: A Kid's Guide to the History & Science of Life in Ancient Romeby Rachel Dickinson
One thousand years of ancient Roman civilization and its effect on modern living are presented in this
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Children will learn all about different civilizations and inventionsthe way they changed history, their evolution over centuries, and their influence on modern timesthrough the activities and anecdotes provided in this interactive series.
One thousand years of ancient Roman civilization and its effect on modern living are presented in this interactive guide. Divided into themes and further supplemented by time lines and sidebars, every aspect of Rome is discussed, from Pompeii and gladiator bouts to the technology behind Roman baths and siege machines. A comprehensive "who's who" of ancient Rome explains the various roles within the empire and also takes a look at their daily lives. Children's understanding of the Roman way of life is enhanced with 15 activities that range from creating mosaics to building replicas of Roman ruins.
School Library Journal
"A lively and entertaining survey of a millennium of Roman history."
"Interesting text and activities."
Library Media Connection
"Teachers will have students explore Roman civilization and learn about the culture and how it affects us today in a fascinating and engaging way. Recommended."
School Librarian's Workshop
"Lively and well rounded history."
"You can't go wrong with this teaching tool--it is simply fabulous!"
"Will keep students engaged."
Gifted Education News
"A wonderful example of how to clearly organize information about history, technology and science to appeal to the curiosity and learning capabilities of gifted students... excellent resources for an inquiry learning format."
Meet the Author
Rachel Dickinson is a travel, nature, and science writer whose articles have been published in such magazines as Audubon, The Christian Science Monitor, National Geographic Traveler, and U.S.A. Weekend. She is the author of Tools of Navigation and The Witch's Handbook.
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