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 : )