This is the first three weeks of studying Ancient Rome in sixth grade. We actually starting preparing for this block about a week before our Mineralogy block ended by reading aloud the Aenid as chronicled in Penelope Lively’s book, “In Search of A Homeland: The Story of The Aenid.” We started by drawing a picture from this book on our first day, along with reading the synopsis of the Aenid by Dorothy Harrer in her book, “Roman Lives.”
We then started reading in Charles Kovacs’ “Ancient Rome” the story of Romulus and Remus. We painted the Seven Hills of Rome and talked about Horatius Keeps the Bridge (the historical event and the poem, “Horatius At The Bridge” by Lord Macaulay and also got the book with the complete poem in it to read), and also painted that scene as well. I found the Christopherus Roman History guide to be helpful with some of the summaries and map drawings at this point. Our daughter worked hard on a mosaic stepping stone for our garden during this week as well.
During the beginning of the second week of Rome, we drew a Continue reading