Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Roman History

As I've mentioned before we have just completed a Roman History unit (mostly based on the Evan Moor Roman History Pocket). This is DD8's finished article


(Yes she needs to work on her spelling - aqua ducks ?!?) She decided to put all the pockets and information together to make a history book and even wrote her own blurb for the back cover (if anyone knows the correct word that would be great)
They have enjoyed this so much they have asked for another unit on Ancient Egypt so we started it this week with a wonderful interactive book I found - Mummy Mysteries - this normally retails at £17.99 but I found a copy last week in a cheep bookstore called The Works for £2.99 which I thought was abit of a bargain.

Their favourite part was the hieroglyphic decoder - a small wheel that tells you the meaning/letter of each symbol. They spent about an hour examining the book and starting the activities so I think it was money well spent.

And for the icing on the cake I found out that a local theatre is staging Horrible Histories this April - the two plays? you guessed it - Rotten Romans and Awful Egyptians, talk about perfect timing : )

5 comments:

KateE.Did said...

Authors and publishers do call it a blurb, so I would think that is the correct word. If it just a short description of the book I would think the word summary would also be appropriate. She did a great job!

Jess said...

She did a great job on her book!! We just finished a unit on Roman history too but my DD (also 8) was not really interested in it. She was glad when it was over! The play sounds like a lot of fun, enjoy!

Jess
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Elle Belles Bows said...

The hieroglyphic decoder does sound fun!

Kerri

Tracy said...

We are doing Rome now. I like the booklet! Is it an Evan Moor Roman History Pocket that you used? I would be interested in finding out more information about what you used. You can email me at atsmith@ec.rr.com if you get a chance to let me know. Thanks! Tracy at "A Slice of Smith Life"

MommyKuehner said...

We are planning this for next school year. Wonderful Job. I am saving your post for reference!!!

You have a wonderful blog with wonderful resources!!! Thanks so much:)

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Renita

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