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Classical Kids: An Activity Guide to Life in Ancient Greece and Rome (Hands-On History) Paperback – July 1, 1998
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Grade 4-6-Divided into two sections, this book provides brief background information on these two ancient civilizations, followed by a number of projects in several categories that include eating, the arts, and dressing up. The activities vary in type, difficulty, and actual relationship to the culture they represent. Overly simplified black-and-white line drawings illustrate the texts. While this title offers a few new ideas, the "Civilization Project Books" and "Craft Topics" series (both Watts), which have full-color illustrations, clear instructions, and step-by-step examples, are better choices.
Susan Lissim, Dwight School, New York City
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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We liked the Egyptian craft book made in this same series, but this one is even more encyclopedic. I was not expecting a hundred crafts ideas! One things that's nice is that they are basically organized by theme: cooking, art, science/math, costumes. This made it easier to skim through and select (or ignore). My kids were each able to pick at least several they could do, which matched their ages (4 through 11), gender, and personalities. I would say that this is probably an appropriate age range--middle schoolers will probably find these too dumb.
Most of the crafts did not require a lot of effort or resources on my part. The two-page spread on each can make the difficulty kind of deceiving, however (i.e. creating a planetary model takes MUCH more effort than photocopying and assembling an octahedron pattern). And I would have appreciated slightly more details and steps--the illustrations are kind of kindergartnerish. But the diversity of crafts is really great and I agree with the reviewer who commended the extra math and science concept crafts. Some activities were kind of a stretch but the author clearly made an effort to include more well-rounded subject matter rather than the standard "create a toga out of a sheet."
Bottom line: It's not a necessary addition, but can spice up a lesson, especially for a younger elementary kid.
They made costumes, crafts, even complete Roman and Greek meals!
Really broke up the routine of school in a creative way.