We have had a blast studying Ancient Greece and now Ancient Rome. I want to share with you our TOP TEN favorites from our Rome study. These are in no particular order.
- Explore Ancient Rome!: 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiements (Explore Your World) - if I had to choose only one book to purchase for this study, it would be this one. You can read the short chapters and do the hands on projects with your kids. The chapters share the most important info and the projects are all very doable! My kids can do most of them on their own!
- Fun with Roman Numerals - if you’re going to learn about Rome, you should learn about Roman Numerals! This is just a fun book to use in teaching them to your children.
- Gladiator - though the gladiators grossed us out a bit, we did enjoy learning about them. Caleb especially loved reading about their weapons and such.
- You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Roman Gladiator!: Gory Things You’d Rather Not Know - this was my favorite book about gladiators because you can read it in bite size chunks and the illustrations made the book enjoyable for Caleb.
- The Bronze Bow - if you need a chapter book read aloud for your Rome study, this is it!!!
- Julius Caesar & The Story of Rome by Jim Weiss - I wanted to introduce my kids to Julius Caesar, so we listened to this Jim Weiss cd. Great introduction to Shakespeare as well! I have loved everything we’ve ever listened to by Jim Weiss.
- Colosseum 3D Puzzle, 84 Pieces - when I saw this I had to get it for my project/puzzle girl, Hannah. She loves anything she can put together with her hands…this puzzle would not work for small children, but it was perfect for my girls! (Puzzle is pictured above with my kids lego soldiers added to the colosseum.)
- Ancient Rome: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose: Historical Eras) - my kids enjoy these books where they get to choose what to read about. You read an introduction to the story, then at the bottom of the page it will say, “if you want to be a gladiator, go to page 17. If you want to be a Roman citizen, go to page 24.” Or such. They enjoy getting to choose what they read about!
- Ancient Rome: The Stuff They Left Behind Portfolio - I love these portfolios from Simply Charlotte Mason! We’ve used several of their artists study portfolios also!
- My Ancient History Pinterest Board – yes, this is one of my favorite resources!! See all the hands on projects here? We did one of the aqueducts, we made the Roman Road dessert, we watched several youtube videos from the links found there. Excellent stuff all over the web!
FIELD TRIP: Here is a relatively free, or low cost, FIELD TRIP to take during your Roman & Greek studies!
There you have it! Our favorite resources from this time period!
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Have you studied Ancient Rome yet in your history studies? If so, I would love to hear what your favorite resources are in the comments section!