School Library Journal
“Six chapters with colorful titles begin with facts about the topic under several subheadings… the step-by-step directions are well written, and easy to follow..the activities are creative. The book is illustrated with humorous (but not realistic) black and white cartoon art …. It will be of interest to children and their teachers as well as homeschooling families.”
“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.”
Detailed Book Description
Explore Ancient Rome! invites young readers ages 6-9 to investigate the fascinating civilization of ancient Rome through 25 activities and experiments. Kids learn about ancient Roman homes, food, playtime, clothing, conquests, gods, entertainment, and more. Activities range from creating an amphora and making a tunic to baking bread and hosting a Roman feast. By combining a hands-on element with riddles, jokes, fun facts, and comic cartoons, kids Explore Ancient Rome! and develop an understanding of how this ancient civilization laid the foundation of our modern world.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Let’s Explore Rome!
Home Sweet Villa
Eat Like a Roman
Time for School
Be Glad You’re Not a Gladiator!
Gods and Goddesses