Topic | Resources/Books for Ancient Rome for 1st 0 3rd grade

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  • Regan
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    We will be finishing up Ancient Greece by the end of December and starting SCM Matthew – Acts & Ancient Rome.  I have 2 first graders and a third grader.  What books do you love for this time period?  I have the list recommended by SCM but would love your feedback especially for this younger age group.  Thanks ladies!  🙂

    HollyS
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    Cleopatra by Diane Stanley

    In search of a Homeland –out of print, so just keep looking on amazon for an inexpensive copy!  This is an illustrated chapter book of The Aeneid.  I found a copy for a few dollars plus shipping, after a bit of looking.

    Life in a Roman Town (pictures in the past)

    Saint Valentine by Richard Sabuda

    caedmyn
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    I haven’t seen these IRL, but we (2nd and 5th graders) have really enjoyed Theseus and His Town during our ancient Greece studies, so I’m planning to buy one of the books on Rome by the same author, The Triumph of Flavius or Lysius Goes to the Play. The chapters are quite short in Theseus, about 3 pgs each.

    alphabetika
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    I am a big fan of the late artist/author Roy Gerrard. If you can find a copy of his picture book The Roman Twins, you’ll get a humorous story in rhyme and surprisingly detailed artistic depictions of ancient Rome.

    Regan
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    Thank you ladies for your feedback!  I will be looking into each one of your suggestions!  I am thankful for this forum on this warm Thanksgiving Day. (We live in Alabama).  If you think of anything else, please pass it along!  We will be starting Rome in early January.  All that is left are the living books!  🙂

     

    We studied Ancient Rome last year. My children were 2nd and a 3rd graders, they said their favorite history books were Detectives in Togas (Henry Winterfeld) and City (David Macaulay).

    Regan
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    Really good to know.  Thank you Annie!

    mommamartha
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    Dear Regan, I’m in the same boat. Have you thought of using heritage history for the ancient rome readings and using the scm guide for just Bible. I am considering it, since the books can be placed on readers and then differnet leveled books too. Wishing your family a Blessed Christmas. Martha

    Regan
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    Mommamartha, I am not familiar with Heritage History.  I’ll have to look into it.  Thanks so much!

     

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