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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.
One thousand years of ancient Roman civilization and its effect on modern living are presented in this interactive guide. Divided into themes and further supplemented by time lines and sidebars, every aspect of Rome is discussed, from Pompeii and gladiator bouts to the technology behind Roman baths and siege machines. A comprehensive "who's who" of ancient Rome explains the various roles within the empire and also takes a look at their daily lives. Children's understanding of the Roman way of life is enhanced with 15 activities that range from creating mosaics to building replicas of Roman ruins.
School Library Journal
"A lively and entertaining survey of a millennium of Roman history."
"Interesting text and activities."
Library Media Connection
"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."
School Librarian's Workshop
"Lively and well rounded history."
"You can't go wrong with this teaching tool--it is simply fabulous!"
"Will keep students engaged."
Gifted Education News
"A wonderful example of how to clearly organize information about history, technology and science to appeal to the curiosity and learning capabilities of gifted students... excellent resources for an inquiry learning format."
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
meets common core state standards in language arts for reading informational text and literary nonfiction. Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.
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"Will keep students engaged." Curriculum Connections (School Library Journal
supplement)"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." Library Media Connection
"Interesting text and activities." Metrokids Pennsylvania
"You can't go wrong with this teaching toolit is simply fabulous!" Homeschooling Parent
"15 great hands-on activities, including making a toga and a clay vessel, with background historical information, pertinent sidebars and contemporary quotes." Calliope