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? Are ancient Roman roads still used today? What did ancient Romans wear and eat and do for fun? 

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Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Maps | Glossary | Resources | Index
Specs: 8x10 size | 4-color | 96 pages
Subject: Social Studies
Leveling: Ages 7-10 |Grade Level 3-4 |

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"Explore Ancient Egypt! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments will certainly intrigue readers and have them eagerly turning the pages to check out the next activity. The sidebars with information make excellent complements."

Praise for Explore Ancient Rome! by Carmella Van Vleet

DIG Magazine
“Explore Ancient Rome! By Carmella Van Vleet offers a variety of projects, accompanied by explanatory history text, designed to stimulate readers’ interest in this ancient culture. Among them are making an aqueduct, designing a villa, creating an oscillum and designing a theater mask.”

 

Praise for Explore Ancient Greece! by Carmella Van Vleet 

School Library Journal
“Fun book about an otherwise daunting culture. Kids will enjoy the format of the book with its cartoon-like drawings and jokes. The text is punctuated with fun fonts and sidebars that enrich the historical narrative of the text. Very fun activities make learning about this culture a great experience. This book a worthwhile addition to your library.”

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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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Timeline

Introduction: Let’s Explore Rome

Make a keystone puzzle
Make an aqueduct
Make a plumb bob

Chapter 1: Home Sweet Villa

Make a mosaic
Make an oscillum
Make a bottle garden
Make a strigil

Chapter 2: Eat Like a Roman

Make a delicious dormice dish
Make an amphora
Make a round loaf of bread
Make your own frieze

Chapter 3: Time for School

Make your own marbles
Make your own scroll

Chapter 4: Be Glad You’re Not a Gladiator

Make a Roman theater mask
Play charades

Chapter 5: High Fashion

Make a tunic
Make a palla
Make a toga
Make a bulla

Chapter 6: Emperor’s Rule

Make a Roman coin
Play “When in Rome”
Write your own rules

Chapter 7: Gods and Goddesses

Make a votive

Glossary

Resources

Index