Jump back in time with these Roman activities! Visit the different areas of Roman life with your tour guides-the family of Senator Claudius Julius Falvius-as you create outfits, artifacts, architecture and other exciting elements of Roman life. Each craft includes a materials list, illustrations, step-by-step instructions, and notes on the historical background of the activity. 116 pages, softcover. Index and glossary included. Ages 8-12.
Parades, gladiator games, tunic weaving, and coin making!
Anything can happen when you spend the day in ancient Rome!
Find out what life was like almost two thousand years ago during the height of the Roman Empire. As Rome celebrates its annual Games, you'll spend the day with a family, just back from their own summer vacation. Join ten-year-old Marcus for the fabulous parade and the athletes' contest in the Colosseum. Enjoy a pantomime at the theater with his twelve-year-old sister Julia, and watch their father, Senator Julius, as he speaks in the city's forum. Top the day off with an exciting chariot race at the circus. Celebrate the history of ancient Rome with creative and fun-filled activities! Turn an ordinary sheet into a Roman toga. Learn to write in Latin. Build a legionnaire's helmet and shield, design a decorative mosaic with beans, or draw a sundial that really works! Then, when your day in Rome is through, make your own emperor's feast to share with your family and friends.
LINDA HONAN is the Program Director of the Higgins Armory Museum and developer of three educational TV series for children on world history topics. She is also the author of Spend the Day in Ancient Greece.
ELLEN KOSMER is Professor of Art History and Associate Dean of Graduate and Continuing Education at Worcester State College. Linda Honan is the author and Ellen Kosmer the illustrator of Picture the Middle Ages: The Middle Ages Resource Book.