Synopses & Reviews
Children will learn all about different civilizations and inventionsthe way they changed history, their evolution over centuries, and their influence on modern timesthrough the activities and anecdotes provided in this interactive series.
Kids discover the origin of ancient Greek theories, such as anatomy, geography, and democracy, and the ways they continue to influence modern-day thinking with the absorbing time lines, sidebars, and activities included in this guide. Profiles of more than two dozen famous historical figures explain how their inventions are used in the modern world and provide insight into the experimental nature of the Aegean people. Fifteen activities allow children to re-create some of the scientific discoveries while learning how to use scientific reasoning, develop theses, and find supporting evidence.
Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kids Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Greece
explores the scientific discoveries, athletic innovations, engineering marvels, and innovative ideas created more than two thousand years ago. Through biographical sidebars, interesting facts, fascinating anecdotes, and fifteen hands-on activities, readers will learn how Greek innovations and ideas have shaped world history and our own world view. Tools of the Ancient Greeks
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About the Author
Kris Bordessa's work has appeared in more than 50 national and regional publications, including FamilyFun, Nick Jr. Family Magazine and Parenting. She is the author of Tools of the Ancient Greeks: a Kid's Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Greece and Great Colonial Projects You Can Build Yourself.