Uncovering Your Family History

Uncovering Your Family History

Like the stories surrounding the beginnings of Rome, most families have stories that have been passed down from generation to generation that may or may not be completely true.
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Make A Roman Coin

Make A Roman Coin

From Ancient Civilizations: Romans!

Coins were introduced to ancient Rome around 270 BCE. Before then, Romans traded goods for other goods. Roman coins were made of gold, silver, or bronze and often had the face of the emperor on one side.

Black-Figure Vase

Black-Figure Vase

From Ancient Civilizations: Greeks!

We know a lot about ancient Greece by studying their vases, which illustrated everyday life. Want to tell future archaeologists about your life? Make your own Greek-style vase.

Collar Necklace

Collar Necklace

From Ancient Civilizations: Egyptians!

A fancy, ancient Egyptian collar necklace is called a wesekh. They were originally amulets used to help protect people in the afterlife.

Design a Cup

Design a Cup

From Ancient Civilizations: Aztecs, Maya, Incas!

Become an ancient Aztec or Maya artisan in this activity.



School Library Journal
“A lively and entertaining survey of a millennium of Roman history.”

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“Teachers will have students explore Roman civilization and learn about the culture and how it affects us today in a fascinating and engaging way. Recommended.”

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“Lively and well rounded history.”

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Detailed Book Description

Tools of the Ancient Romans: A Kid’s Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Rome explores the history and science of the most powerful empire the world has ever known. Through biographical sidebars, interesting facts, anecdotes, and 15 hands-on activities that put kids in ancient Roman shoes, readers will learn about Roman innovations and ideas of government, science, religion, sport, and warfare that have shaped world history and our own world view.

Available In:
Paperback, $15.95
Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Maps | Glossary | Resources | Index
Specs: 8x10 size | black and white interior | 128 pages
Subject: Social Studies
Content Focus: Ancient Civilizations


Romans All Around Us

Chapter 1
Fantastic Beginnings

Chapter 2
The Roman Republic—Democracy Rules . . . or does it?

Chapter 3
Expanding the Roman Republic

Chapter 4
The Demise of the Republic

Chapter 5
Remarkable Feats in Engineering and Technology

Chapter 6
Birth of an Empire

Chapter 7
Roman Society—Everyday Life

Chapter 8
The Mighty Roman Army

Chapter 9
The Next Two Hundred Years

Chapter 10
That’s Entertainment

Chapter 11
The Rise of the Empire, Again

Chapter 12
Gods and Goddesses

Chapter 13
The End of the Roman Empire & Rome's Legacy