The kids wore togas, recycled from our Greece unit celebration.
Our ten-year-old son painted this mural of Julius Caesar crossing the Rubicon. Click to see it bigger.
|Crossing the Rubicon|
This shield depicts a dragon burning a tree.
|Roman Shield Craft|
Roman army units used standards in the same way current units use flags. Our eight-year-old daughter designed the one on this table. I don't know if the heart on top would strike much fear in enemy hearts, but I sure like it.
|Roman Standard Craft|
This paper mache Roman helmet is a fairly accurate replica of a real Roman helmet.
|Paper Mache Roman Helmet|
We ate omelets sweetened with honey, the only sweetener they had in ancient Rome.
A little physics lesson doing target practice with this simple catapult.
Rich Romans wore gold earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and anklets. Our eight-year-old d.d. made this jewelry. She lost her beaded earrings and made these straw ones at the last minute.
|Roman Jewelry Craft|
The boys put on a gladiator show with swords, nets, and whips, and spears.
Dad read Mark Antony's "Friends, Romans, countrymen" speech from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. We talked about why God chose Imperial Rome as the time and place to send Jesus (Pax Romana, common language). It was a fun night to celebrate, share, and solidify what we've learned the past several weeks.
Your comments are welcome!
Oh my! What a fun way to learn history! I bet they'll never forget this! They are blessed to have a teacher with such an awesome teaching method!ReplyDelete
Fantastic, it is indeed important to make learning fun, and you sure seem to be having lots of fun hearReplyDelete