Life for youngsters in ancient Rome was both different and similar to today. There were schools, but only wealthy children attended them. There were pets, but monkeys and magpies were popular as well as dogs and cats. Baths were a must, but most children took them at one of the city’s 1,000 public baths. Even the favorite hangout of contemporary youngsters, the mall, originated in Rome. This book explores one of the world’s great historic cultures as experienced by its younger members.
Classical Kids is a book of projects and activities for both Ancient Rome and Greece. A lot of the projects are very simple, which was great for us but might be a little boring for older kids. I'd recommend this book for grades 1-3, though I do think I'll use it again in fourth grade.
Find out what life was like almost two thousand years ago during the height of the Roman Empire. Join ten-year-old Marcus for the fabulous parade and the athletes' contest in the Colosseum. Top the day off with an exciting chariot race at the circus. 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!