Ancient Civilizations: Romans!
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Ancient Civilizations: Romans! With 25 Social Studies Projects for Kids

Illustrated by Tom Casteel
What was it like to live in ancient Rome? Ancient Civilizations: Romans! With 25 Social Studies Projects for Kids combines hands-on STEAM projects with riddles, jokes, fascinating facts, comic strips, essential questions, and links to online resources to encourage kids to develop an understanding of how this ancient civilization contributes to our modern world.

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THOUGHTS: Great ideas for science fair or independent or group or group projects for students.”

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Ancient Civilizations: Romans! With 25 Social Studies Projects for Kids is a compact and colorful introduction to the Romans with a whole series of clever, experiential learning projects that will bring the Romans alive. Highly recommended.”

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What was it like to live in ancient Rome? Are ancient Roman roads still used today? What did ancient Romans wear and eat and do for fun? 

Ancient Civilizations: Romans! With 25 Social Studies Projects for Kids investigates the fascinating civilization of ancient Rome through 25 hands-on projects, games, essential questions, links to online resources, and more! Kids ages 7 to 10 learn about ancient Roman homes, food, playtime, clothing, conquests, gods, and entertainment. Explore this ancient land and visit the Colosseum to watch some chariot races, help engineers design an aqueduct, and help workers build roads that will last far into the future!

Ancient Civilizations: Romans! is part of a set of four Explore Ancient Civilization books that bring to life the vibrant cultures of the distant past. The other titles in this series are Ancient Civilizations: Aztecs, Maya, Incas!; Ancient Civilizations: Egyptians!, Ancient Civilizations: Greeks!.

Try these hands-on STEAM projects!

  • Make a mosaic
  • Grow a bottle garden
  • Build a keystone puzzle
  • Design an aqueduct
Available In:
Paperback, $14.95
Hardcover, $19.95
Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Maps | Glossary | Resources | Index
Specs: 8x10 size | 4-color | 96 pages
Subject: Social Studies
Content Focus: Ancient Civilizations



Welcome to Ancient Rome!
Rome Notebook
Make a Keystone Puzzle
Make a Plumb Bob
Make an Aqueduct

Chapter 1
Home Sweet Villa
Make a Mosaic
Make an Oscillum
Make a Bottled Garden
Hot? or Not?

Chapter 2
Eat Like a Roman
Make a Delicious Dormice Dish
Make Your Own Frieze
Make an Amphora

Chapter 3
Cool in School
Make an Abacus
Make a Wax Tablet
Roman Numeral Math

Chapter 4
Be Glad You’re Not a Gladiator!
Make a Roman Theater Mask
Counterweight Fun
Play Charades

Chapter 5
High Fashion
Make a Tunic
Make Your Own Dye

Chapter 6
Emperors Rule!
Make a Roman Coin
Play “When in Rome”
Roman Shield

Chapter 7
Gods and Goddesses
Replica of Pantheon Dome
Fill in the Blanks Story

Metric Conversions
Essential Questions