Last fall the kids and I spent a week creating various Hands-on Roman history projects. I’ve been slowly sharing bits and pieces of them over time, but I wanted to get them all out there and done. Besides, we have some other fun projects we’ve done, and I’d just as soon have all of our Roman history lessons together in one place.
That, and I’ve been writing a book on Hands on Roman History, so this is the outline for that book and topics I’m thinking about.
Future Ticia 2022 here, I did not write this book. I have notes and vague lessons written out, and I need to finalize it so I can publish all the different lessons. It’s a lot of work to get it done.
Hands on Roman History: Important People
- Skippeo Africanus and Hannibal
- First Triumvirate
- Julius Caesar (I have more to add for him, big surprise I found him interesting)
- Mark Antony and Cleopatra
- Octavius Caesar
- Marcus Aurelius
Hands-on Roman History: Daily Life and Religion
Sometimes the odds and ends of daily life reveal more about a country than the big events.
- Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses
- A day in the life of a Roman Citizen
- Roman clothes
- Roman Food
Hands-on Roman history projects
This of course is the heart and soul of the project, and we had a lot of fun creating these hands on projects.
- Edible Roman mosaics
- Edible Roman road
- Roman Armor
- Roman Shield
- Roman Sword
- Roman Standard
- Roman fresco
- Roman house
- Roman aqueduct
- Roman victory crown
Hands on Roman history resources
Check out some of the other great series at iHomeschool Network’s Hopscotch.
Check out more great history ideas over at the Massive Guide to Homeschooling History
*picture from Bert Kaufmann used with permission
Lindsay @ BytesofMemory says
Looks like an awesome outline for a book!!
maryanne @ mama smiles says
I agree, it would make a great book! I think you do a wonderful job of bringing history to life for kids.
Almost Unschoolers says
I think it looks like a very good idea for a book!
I would have bought it when I did the Romans, but we’ve finished now. It does look excellent though.
Natalie PlanetSmartyPants says
I think it would be awesome as a book! By the way, you should link your new posts to this one 🙂 I can’t wait to read more.
That’s on my to do list tomorrow. I just completely retyped my post for tomorrow. Apparently I didn’t hit save when I finished writing it, so the silly thing was almost completely empty. Sigh, and double sigh.
Marie-Claude Leroux says
I think getting this together as a book is an excellent idea!
Pam Schrock says
I just discovered this post. Did you ever complete the book? How might I find out more about purchasing it?
I haven’t, but when are you looking at using it, because it’s 75% done, so I could get it done fairly quickly now that I’ve figured out a better way to write it.
You should get this done if you never did. You are great at bringing history, and particularly Biblical history, to life.