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The Romans Are Coming in 2017 to a Homeschooling CoOp near you! Beware all Barbarians! We are coming to conquer the classroom and we will bring great knowledge from the Ages, merriment and frivolity, as well as interactive displays and activities to usher the young scholars into the Golden Age with us! Come. Bring out your recruits for we shall make them brave warriors and fierce leaders! ~Cornelus Rufus Primus and Antistia

 

Class Schedule and Corresponding Activities for Tomah Class

 

Week 1 Jan. 12: Roman Music and Instruments
Activity: play with instruments, make (1-3 options per child) a systra, tambourine, straw pan pipes, lyre, rice shakers, or drum

 

Week 2 Jan. 26: Intro: Rome's Influence, Roman Army Pt. 1: Armor of God
Activity: Shields, helmets

 

Week 3 Feb. 9: Roman Art and Religion
Activity: Mosaics Craft

 

Week 4 Feb. 23: Roman Army Pt 2: Roman Weapons and Siege Warfare and Enemies of Rome
Activity: Catapults, tp soldiers, bow & arrows, Paint stick swords

 

Week 5 March 9: Roman Citizens Daily Life - Clothes, Customs and Accessories
Activity: Clay Bullas, Clean Coins, Pinch pot oil lamps *Supply Fee for Genuine Ancient Roman coins and clay

 

Week 6 March 23: Roman Writing and Messages
Activity: Papyrus bookmarks, Wax Tablets, seals *Supply Fee for Papyrus $1/ea student

 

Week 7 April 6: Roman Sports & Leisure/Games
Activity: Make a game leather or wood or foam sheet craft, clay marbles or chariot

 

Week 8 April 20: Roman Engineering and Architecture
Activity: Make an aqueduct, brick stamp, paper plate sun dial, alt: Roman road craft

 

Week 9 May 4: Roman Cooking/Feast
Activity: Recipe making and meal (potluck


 

 

Class Schedule and Corresponding Activities for Hillsboro Class

 

Week 1 Jan. 19: Roman Music and Instruments

Activity: play with instruments, make a systra, tambourine, straw pan pipes, lyre, rice shakers, or drum

 

Week 2 Feb 2: Intro: Rome's Influence, Roman Army Pt. 1: Armor of God

Activity: Shields, helmets

 

Week 3 Feb. 16: Roman Art and Religion

Activity: Mosaics Craft

 

Week 4 March 2: Roman Army Pt 2: Roman Weapons and Siege Warfare and Enemies of Rome

Activity: Catapults, tp soldiers, bow & arrows, Paint stick swords

 

Week 5 March 16: Roman Citizens Daily Life - Clothes, Customs and Accessories

Activity: Clay Bullas, Clean Coins,  Pinch pot oil lamps *Supply Fee for Genuine Roman coins and clay

 

Week 6 March 30: Roman Writing and Messages 

Activity: Papyrus bookmarks, Wax Tablets, seals *Supply fee for Papyrus Bookmarks $1/ea student

 

Week 7 April 13: Roman Sports & Leisure/Games

Activity: Make a game leather or wood craft, clay marbles or chariot

 

Week 8 April 27: Roman Engineering and Architecture

Activity: Make an aqueduct, brick stamp, paper plate sun dial, alt: Roman road craft

 

Week 9 May 11: Roman Cooking/Feasts

Activity: Recipe making and celebration meal (potluck with signup for specific dishes and recipe challenges for those so inclined)

 

 

RESOURCE LINKS AND DOWNLOADS

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Class Related Handouts

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR PARENTS: In order to make this as cost effective as possible for both the instructor and the families, each family is responsible for printing out their own copies needed for the instructions for the activities, worksheets related to the class, etc. You DO NOT need to print every page of the weekly handout, since it will include "Going Deeper" lessons, challenges, worksheets, printables, book lists, and links to websites and videos to enhance each of the weekly lessons for these workshops. Please note that we did our best to accommodate the variety of ages represented in these settings, but always reccommend to that the parents use their best judgement with any of the resources and activities. Our primary goal is to provide an interactive and educational opportunity to bring this time periof of History to life for each student (and their parents). 

 

Weekly Class Activity Supply List (Dates have been removed to accomodate both groups. See schedule above to see the specific dates for your group.)

 

Week 1 - Ancient Roman Music Lesson Handout with "Going Deeper" Resources and Instructions for Every Instrument Option. (Only print the instructions that pertain to the instruments you plan to make, and bring the corresponding materials needed). Class Participants, please email us for a copy of this handout. 

Week 2 - Intro to Rome / Rome's Influence, The Roman Army Pt 1 and The Armour of God - Be sure to print the shield and helmet instructions for the design you are planning to work on during class, and to print out the shield design template.  Additionally, please print out the "Label the Legionnaire" activity. Class Participants, please email us for a copy of this handout. 

 Week 3 - Roman Art and Religion - For the mosaic activity, please print out the instructions and the pattern you are using for your student(s). The supply list is included with the instructions. Additionally, please print out the song sheet all reading students for "Ceres" that we will be learning and singing together in class. Class Participants, please email us for a copy of this handout. 

 

 

 

Booklist Ideas

The Usborne Encyclopedia of the Roman World: Internet-Linked (History Encyclopedias) by Jane Bingham

The Romans: Usborne Illustrated World History by Graham Tingay and Anthony Marks

The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare

How To Be a Roman Soldier by Fiona MacDonald

City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction by David Macaulay

Mission Rome: A Scavenger Hunt Adventure by Catharine Aragon

TOOLS OF THE ANCIENT ROMANS: A Kid's Guide to the History & Science of Life in Ancient Rome (Build It Yourself) by Rachel Dickinson

You Wouldn't Want to be A Roman Soldier by David Stewart

You Wouldn't Want to be a Roman Gladiator by John Malam

You Wouldn't Want to Live In Pompeii by John Malam

Brave Cloelia: Retold from the Account in The History of Early Rome by the Roman Historian Titus Livius by Jane Curry

Fun Poems for Kids About Ancient Rome by Paul Perro

Mystery of the Roman Ransom by Henry Winterfeld

Detectives in Togas by Henry Winterfeld

A Triumph For Flavius by Caroline Dale Snedeker

HUGE list of free and cheap History and other ebooks HS families for Kindle or Kindle PC from BenandMe.com

Pretty much ANY of the Osprey Men-At-Arms Series books about Ancient Rome...or well...just any of them in general!