I couldn't come up with anything more for the Ancient Celts than the quick synopsis in Usborne, so we finished the week by beginning our study of the Ancient Romans. Tessa also learned about the cleverness of the Roman army, which lead to their immense success.
- Read Usborne: Ancient World by Fiona Chandler (pages 78-79).
- Completed draw and color.
- Read Usborne: Ancient World by Fiona Chandler (pages 80-81).
- Read "Romulus & Remus" from Roman Myths and Legends by Andrew Masters.
- Completed HO map work for Lesson 30, Main Lesson, Part 1.
- Read Usborne: Ancient World by Fiona Chandler (pages 82-83).
- Completed HO map work for Lesson 30, Main Lesson, Part 2.
- Completed "Ancient Rome" history pocket (student booklet and words to know).
I knew Tessa wouldn't want to sit and cut leaf after leaf for the Laurel-Wreath Crown featured in the "Ancient Rome" history pocket, so we skipped it in favor of crafting a simple catapult on Thursday.
- Completed "Make a Catapult" (page 132) from Classical Kids: An Activity Guide to Life in Ancient Greece and Rome by Laurie Carlson.
- Completed "Airplane Catapult" from Little Paper Dog: All Things Lovely.
The plastic-spoon-and-shoe-box catapult from Classical Kids: An Activity Guide to Life in Ancient Greece and Rome was a teetotal bust. We used old lima bean seeds as ammunition and they just shot straight up (or backward) in the air so fast you couldn't even see them. The shoe box was not strong enough either. After messing with it for a bit, I searched Pinterest for a quick-and-simple replacement. That is where I came up with the "Airplane Catapult" fashioned from craft sticks from Little Paper Dog: All Things Lovely's blog. It works MUCH better.
|Tessa prepared her craft stick catapult for launch by filling it with lima bean seeds.|
- Read "Roman Town" (pages 20-21) and "Built to Last" (22-23) from How People Lived by Jim Pipe.
* HO = History Odyssey