Here is a gentle introduction to geography, history, and cultural subjects for young readers. Why were the pyramids built? What was it like going to school in ancient Greece? Who were the Vikings? What was it like being a soldier in the Roman army? Easy text and full-page photographs accompany fun projects and activities as children learn about history and social studies. Using readily available materials, kids can make their own cardboard Viking longship, a Grecian theater mask, a paper Roman bracelet, or an Egyptian amulet made from clay At the same time, young readers are introduced to the lifestyles, forms of government, culture, even the gods that were worshipped back in ancient times. Each book includes an index.