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Ancient Civilizations: Romans!

With 25 Social Studies Projects for Kids

Carmella Van Vleet Tom Casteel

96 pages
Nomad Press Llc

A full-color book for ages 7 to 10 that explores the world of ancient Rome through hands-on STEAM activities, fascinating facts about everyone from gods to ordinary people, and essential questions that get kids recognizing the source of the knowledge we enjoy today!

What was it like to live in ancient Rome? Are ancient Roman roads still used today? What did ancient Romans wear and eat and do for fun? Ancient Civilizations: Romans! With 25 Social Studies Projects for Kids investigates the fascinating civilization of ancient Rome through 25 hands-on projects, games, essential questions, links to online resources, and more! Kids ages 7 to 10 learn about ancient Roman homes, food, playtime, clothing, conquests, gods, and entertainment. By promoting critical and creative thinking, Romans encourages kids to develop an understanding of how this ancient civilization laid the foundation of our modern world.

• This book brings daily life from thousands of years ago into today’s reality through fun illustrations, fascinating facts, essential questions, and hands-on projects such as designing an aqueduct, making a Roman theater mask, and building a mosaic.

• Explores the sites of ancient architectural wonders such as the Colosseum and the Cloaca Maxima.

• Introduces key people associated with ancient Rome, including Spartacus, Hadrian, Trajan, and Julius Caesar.

About the Explore Ancient Civilizations set and Nomad Press

Ancient Civilizations: Romans! is part of a set of four Explore Ancient Civilization books that bring to life the vibrant cultures of the distant past. The other titles in this series are Ancient Civilizations: Aztecs, Maya, Incas!; Ancient Civilizations: Egyptians!, Ancient Civilizations: Greeks!

Nomad Press books in the Explore Your World series integrate content with participation, encouraging readers to engage in student-directed learning. Combining content with inquiry-based projects stimulates learning and makes it active and alive. Nomad’s unique approach simultaneously grounds kids in factual knowledge while allowing them the space to be curious, creative, and critical thinkers.

All books are leveled for Guided Reading level and Lexile and align with Common Core State Standards and National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. All titles are available in paperback, hardcover, and ebook formats.

Author Bio

Carmella Van Vleet is a former teacher and the author of Robotics! With 25 Science Projects for Kids, Aviation: Cool Women Who Fly, and several other titles from Nomad Press. She also writes award-winning fiction for elementary grades. She lives in Lewis Center, Ohio.

Tom Casteel is an illustrator and cartoonist that graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies in 2011. He has illustrated more than two dozen books for Nomad Press. He lives in South Bend, Indiana with his wife, son, two smelly dogs and one old cat.