Ancient Rome A Complete Resource That Helps Kids Learn by Alexandra Hanson-Harding

By Alexandra Hanson-Harding

Examine existence in old Rome with the engaginghands-on actions during this e-book. From early Roman heritage and executive to lifestyle in historic Rome, the actions during this wealthy source can help scholars discover all of the features of this attention-grabbing civilization. scholars realizing will develop as they perform a read-aloud play approximately Julius Caesar, build types of Roman mansions and residences, create ancestor mask, research Roman mythology, examine Latin root phrases and some Latin words, and extra. additionally contains a full-color poster of historical Rome.
For use with Grades 4-8.

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After students have completed the catapult, ask: Why did it work? ) How would you feel if you were a Roman soldier using a catapult? Soldiers Today Suggest that students find out about soldiers’ lives today. Have them read books about soldiers of more recent wars. Ask: How are they different? What are some of the challenges soldiers face today? Suggest that they interview a veteran. Here are some organizations that may be able to help with information. html Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. html 30 Name ______________________________________________ Date __________________ Roman Mansion Try to build your own model mansion using a cereal box!

Then remove the center pieces and throw out. 3. Tell students to cut pieces of clay into rectangles that are approximately the size of the pieces in the bowl. These pieces will form the support shafts for the arches. Have students carefully remove half of the circle of clay, keeping the largest piece in the center. That central piece is the keystone. Meanwhile, attach the side triangles (called voissoirs) to the clay support shaft with wet clay. The keystone should go in last. Students can turn their arches into an aqueduct by placing several arches and support shafts in a row.

Some games you might have your students try are: discus throwing (use a frisbee); foot races, including relay races; and jumping contests. Stage a Triumph When Romans conquered an enemy, they would have a triumph—a big parade—and march under one of Rome’s magnificent arches. As part of your Roman field day, you can have one, too! Materials an arch (can be made of two long sticks, like broom handles, with a cloth banner tied between them, held up by two students). treasures costumes (see page 56) Cast of Characters: general enemy queen troops slaves crowd Here’s the marching order: —consuls and senators first in white togas trimmed with purple bands —trumpeters next —treasures and weapons captured by the enemy held by Roman 53 soldiers or in wagons —animals for sacrifice (most often white oxen with horns painted gold) Ancient Rome © Alexandra Hanson-Harding, Scholastic Teaching Resources —a group of prisoners —the “triumphator”—the emperor or general who is being honored, wearing a gold and purple robe, riding in a chariot drawn by four horses.

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