Ancient Romans and Their Neighbors : An Activity Guide
Children will explore ancient Roman culture--along with the cultures of their neighbors, the Etruscans, Carthaginians, and Celts--to learn how these societies have influenced our modern world, from our language, buildings, and laws to our concepts of liberty and citizenship. In addition to this lively history, this resource contains more than 30 hands-on projects for young archaeologists to gain a better understanding of these remarkable Mediterranean cultures.
- Paperback | 208 pages
- 215 x 279 x 9mm | 521.63g
- 15 Oct 2019
- Chicago Review Press
- Chicago, United States
"Ancient Romans and Their Neighbors: An Activity Guide" by Simonetta Carr will teach children ages 9-12 to appreciate the rich culture of ancient Rome and the people who lived around them in fascinating cultures that are more relevant to our own times than many imagine. These other peoples included: The Etruscans, inhabitants of modern-day Tuscany, created a unique, colorful and highly refined culture, pioneering many elements of architecture, art and fashion that have been attributed to the Romans; The Celts, who have long captured popular imagination with fascinating stories of druids and magic potions, were a complex and resourceful population that left an important mark in much of Europe; The Carthaginians are normally remembered because of Hannibal's daring crossing of the Alps on African elephants, but there is much more to their history and culture, which made them for a time the most powerful force along the Mediterranean Sea. Well-researched and based on the latest findings, "Ancient Romans and Their Neighbors: An Activity Guide" offers a unique comparison of ancient civilizations that is also full of engaging activities that will give children a taste of what daily life in ancient times was like. While unreservedly endorsed and recommended for family, elementary school, and community library collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists (and home schooling parents) that "Ancient Romans and Their Neighbors: An Activity Guide" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $12.72)."--Midwest Book Review
About Simonetta Carr
Simonetta Carr is the author of Michelangelo for Kids, Cleopatra and Ancient Egypt for Kids and the award-winning Christian Biographies for Young Readers series, which includes John Calvin, Augustine of Hippo and others.