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Home School Life Journal ........... painting by Katie Bergenholtz
"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales

Ancient Rome: The Republic

When?

We added events to our timeline.

Founding of the Republic
Sack of Rome by the Gauls
Punic Wars
Beginning of the Social War


Who?


We read about who was important during this time. We read mainly from Famous Men of Rome. They made a notebook page, writing down what they had learned.

Horatius and Mucius the Left-handed
Coriolans and the Fabi
Cincinnatus
Camillus
Manlius Torquatus and Appius Claudius Caecus
Regulus and Scipio Africanus
Cato the Censor, The Gracchi
Marius
Sulla
Pompey the Great

Where?

We added place names to our map.

Red Sea
Straight of Gibraltar
Atlantic Ocean
Veii
Corioli
Volscians
Aequians
Falerii
Tarentum
Epirus
Mt. Vesuvius
Seven Hills of Rome
The Pillars of Hercules
Belgium
Netherlands
Denmark
Norway
Sweden
Finland
Switzerland
England
Scotland
Ireland
Austria
Hungary
Turkey

What?

How to Make a Roman Mosaic
We learned about many aspects of the way Romans lived. We focused on schooling and craftsmanship and made mosaics and a wax tablet.We focused on engineering and building and made an arch and an aqueduct. We began reading City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction by David Macaulay.
Roman Road Construction


  • The Usborne Encyclopedia of the Ancient World, pages 276-279
  • City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction, David Macaulay

3 comments:

  1. Where did you get the eagle for your standard? I love it!

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    1. My friend, Denise, made it. I believe that she just drew it from scratch, but she might have found a template. I will ask her.

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  2. That reminds me I wanted to have my kids make a Roman shield.....

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