Monday's Lesson Plan
The Roman Empire lasted 1200 years. Rome influenced nearly everything in our world. Romans arches, bricks, cement and concrete, which made large cities possible. Today we build arches and aqueducts, we start building our own Roman houses, and start our own "Roman" circus.
Tuesday's Lesson Plan
In 6 BCE (about 2,500 years ago!), the ancient Romans built the Circus Maximus in the city of Rome. It was a race track, but there were also horse shows, staged battles, trained animals acts, jugglers, and acrobats. We focus our attention on making our own circus today, including making clown costumes and learning about circus performers.
Wednesday's Lesson Plan
Romans were fascinated by animals, and took great pride in capturing and keeping wild animals from all over the world. We learn about circus animals and homing pigeons!
Thursday's Lesson Plan
The Romans conquered many civilizations across Europe and North Africa. People were pretty accepting of diversity and cultural differences, although the men and women of the Roman empire enjoyed more equality than others. We learn about baking bread, a staple of the Roman diet, we learn to speak a little Latin, and we learn about many aspects of Roman culture.
Friday's Lesson Plan
Jesus was born into the Roman Empire. He was a Jewish man who lived in Israel, which was under Roman rule. We learn a little about the history of Jesus's birth, the three Magi, and we make Roman soldier helmets.
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