Tessa learned all about the daily life of the Ancient Romans, including the importance of Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius, gladiators and aqueducts.
- Read Usborne: Ancient World by Fiona Chandler (pages 84-87).
- Completed "Ancient Rome" history pocket ("Roman Puppets" and "Triumphal Arch").
|Tessa drew a picture of her driving a chariot for her "Triumphal Arch" project. She was so proud of it that she asked me to take a picture of it to post on our blog.|
- Read The Romans: Life in Ancient Rome by Liz Sonneborn.
- Watched Ancient Civilizations for Children: Ancient Rome DVD by Schlessinger Media.
- Read Pompeii: Lost and Found by Mary Pope Osborne.
- Listened to Magic Tree House #13: Vacation Under the Volcano audiobook by Mary Pope Osborne.
- Read Gladiators by Michael Martin.
- Completed "Ancient Rome: Vesuvius Erupts" (pages 10-11) from Look, Find & Learn: World History by Jerry Tiritilli.
- Completed "It's All Downhill: Build An Aqueduct" (page 155-156) from Classical Kids: An Activity Guide to Life in Ancient Greece and Rome by Laurie Carlson.
To create a model of a Roman aqueduct, Tessa first cut a paper towel tube in half, taped it together at the ends and then covered it with aluminum foil (to waterproof it). Then, she built a series of sloping archways with wooden blocks. After setting the aqueduct on top of the arches, it was ready to test. And, test she did! Over and over again. I liked this project because Tessa was able to complete it with very little help from me.
|Tessa greatly enjoyed this simple project. She tested her Roman aqueduct many times.|
* HO = History Odyssey