Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid’s Guide to the History & Science of Life in Ancient Greece

Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid’s Guide to the History & Science of Life in Ancient Greece

Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid’s Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Greece explores the scientific discoveries, athletic innovations, engineering marvels, and innovative ideas created more than two thousand years ago. Through biographical sidebars, interesting facts, fascinating anecdotes, and fifteen hands-on activities, readers will learn how Greek innovations and ideas have shaped world history and our own world view.

In Tools of the Ancient Greeks, kids will meet the philosophers who helped shape our world, learn interesting facts and trivia about ancient Greece and build fifteen hands-on projects that help show kids how these people still influence us today.

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  • Softcover, $16.95
  • eBook, $12.95

Grade Level 4–6

Ages 9–12

GRL X

Subjects

  • Ancient Civilizations
  • World History

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Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid’s Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Greece explores the scientific discoveries, athletic innovations, engineering marvels, and innovative ideas created more than two thousand years ago. Through biographical sidebars, interesting facts, fascinating anecdotes, and fifteen hands-on activities, readers will learn how Greek innovations and ideas have shaped world history and our own world view.

In Tools of the Ancient Greeks, kids will meet the philosophers who helped shape our world, learn interesting facts and trivia about ancient Greece and build fifteen hands-on projects that help show kids how these people still influence us today.


Metrokids Pennsylvania
“Interesting text and activities.”

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Write a Letter in Greek

Using the chart, write a letter to a friend. Because the symbols are so different from the letters of the English alphabet, it’s almost like writing in code. In some cases the sound of a word is more important than its English spelling. For instance, you’ll notice that the Greek alphabet doesn’t have an F. So if you want to write the word fantastic, you’ll need to use Φ to begin the word.

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Kris Bordessa

Kris Bordessa’s work has appeared in more than 50 national and regional publications, including FamilyFun, Nick Jr. Family Magazine and Parenting. She is the author of Tools of the Ancient Greeks: a Kid’s Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Greece and Great Colonial Projects You Can Build Yourself.



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Grade Level: 4–6
Ages: 9–12
GRL: X
Subjects: Ancient Civilizations, World History,
Specs: 8 x 10 , black and white interior , 144 pages,
Includes: Table of Contents, Maps, Glossary, Resources, Index,

Reviews

Metrokids Pennsylvania
“Interesting text and activities.”


Projects

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Write a Letter in Greek

Using the chart, write a letter to a friend. Because the symbols are so different from the letters of the English alphabet, it’s almost like writing in code. In some cases the sound of a word is more important than its English spelling. For instance, you’ll notice that the Greek alphabet doesn’t have an F. So if you want to write the word fantastic, you’ll need to use Φ to begin the word.


Click here to download a print-friendly PDF

Author-Illustrator

Kris Bordessa

Kris Bordessa’s work has appeared in more than 50 national and regional publications, including FamilyFun, Nick Jr. Family Magazine and Parenting. She is the author of Tools of the Ancient Greeks: a Kid’s Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Greece and Great Colonial Projects You Can Build Yourself.