A Complete Resource That Helps Kids Learn About this Fascinating Civilization—Includes Background Information, a Play, Writing and Word Study Activities, Art Projects, and a Full Color Poster[ Different subtitle for Back cover Copy only ]
By Alexandra Hanson-Harding
Investigate life in ancient Rome with the engaginghands-on activities in this book. From early Roman history and government to daily life in ancient Rome, the activities in this rich resource will help students explore all the aspects of this fascinating civilization. Students' understanding will grow as they participate in a read-aloud play about Julius Caesar, construct models of Roman mansions and apartments, create ancestor masks, study Roman mythology, learn Latin root words and a few Latin phrases, and more. Also features a full-color poster of ancient Rome!
Get into a Roman moodYou might want to start your unit on Ancient Rome by reading a novel about Rome. Robert Graves wrote I, Claudius and Claudius the God about one of Rome’s more thoughtful emperors. These books can also be rented on tape. Colleen McCollough’s The First Man in Rome is an excellent introduction to the late Roman Republic. Another highly readable book is Marcus Aurelius. For fun, you can read the mysteries about Marcus Didius Falco by Lindsey Davis. To get kids in the mood to read more about Rome, they can read Detectives in Togas or Mystery of the Roman Ransom by Henry Winterfeld!