Friday, June 6, 2008

Rome Wasn't Built In A Day

Isaiah has finally finished his study of Ancient Rome. For the past 2 weeks we have been working on a history pocket project. Each pocket has a theme dealing with Ancient Rome. Then contained in each pocket are various projects and important information. Some of the things presented in the pockets were a little above Isaiah's grade level, but I was pleasantly surprised to see him very interested and if there was something he didn't understand he wanted to know more. He especially loved the hands on projects. What a journey we have taken this year in our History studies. Below are some photos of the each pocket

The front of the book

Introduction: Timeline, Mt.Vesuvius, Roman Empire Map

Daily Life: Child's Bulla (given to Roman children sort of like a modern day locket)
A Recipe Book (nothing we would eat...grilled eal anyone?) A dog Mosaic

Government: The twelve tablets (basic rules to live by Isaiah had to determine if he thought the law was fair or unfair) Rulers Julius Cesar and Augustus, The Senate

Education: Basic virtues to live by (Isaiah noticed how our English words got their names from Latin words), Roman Numerals, Wax tablet

The Roman Army: Soldiers Armor, Shield with emblem,Eagle Standard

Religion and Mythology: Roman gods, legends, the pockets barely mentioned Jesus and we decided we needed to add the most important event in all of history, Jesus' sacrifice on the cross for our sins (Elijah actually colored the cross)

Engineering: The Roman roads and arches

Entertainment: Chariot races and gladiator fights

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