Tag Archives: Ancient Rome

HISTORY TIDBIT: HISTORIC CONCEIT

Throughout history, some national leaders can definitely be said to have thought highly of themselves, but most left it to their adoring public to call things after them. Not so the Roman Emperor Commodus, who in the ‘Golden Age of Commodus’ turned practically everything into a variation of his name. Such as having his realm […]

HISTORY SHARE: THE ROMAN BREXIT

The UK’s current break-away-from-Europe thing isn’t a first. https://theconversation.com/the-roman-brexit-how-life-in-britain-changed-after-409ad-93886

HISTORY CHALLENGE: GRECO-ROMAN HISTORY QUIZ

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HISTORY SHARE: CRUSADER LEGACY

Most kids like it when history is gross, so … http://io9.gizmodo.com/12th-century-latrine-still-holds-parasites-from-the-cru-548165693 They find peril quite attractive, too. https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/09/11/priority-5-hideous-facts-life-ancient-rome-2/?utm_source=penultimate

HISTORIC MOVIE IDEAS FOR NOVEMBER

November’s TV and/or movie suggestions are all Roman based: A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To The Forum (Musical, 1966) Asterix Vs. Caesar (Animated, 1985) Carry On Cleo (1964) (Roman Egypt) Gladiator (2000) (14+) The Roman Mysteries BBC TV Series Up Pompeii (1971) Further Up Pompeii (1991)

HISTORIC BIRTHDAY THEME: ANCIENT ROME

Since the last book in my Middle Grade/YA time travel series (Time Rose Book 5: The Volcanic Rose) is set in Ancient Rome, this month’s birthday theme is – Ancient Rome! To really get in the swing of things, the birthday boy or girl and his/her guests should go by Roman version of their names […]

HISTORY TIDBIT: NOVEMBER

November was yet another numeric month, getting its name from novem, the Latin word for nine. The Roman emperor Tiberius was born in November but apparently wasn’t as egotistical as certain other emperors, so when it was suggested that what was now the eleventh month should be named after him, he refused, and November went […]

HISTORY TURN-OFF: DON’T GET TOO GRUESOME

Kids can often be attracted to history by stories about kids from history. But not always. Once, when doing an interactive history unit on Ancient Rome with a large group of kids aged six to twelve, I got the bright idea of having one of the local priests come in to talk about Christian persecution […]

HISTORY SHARE: ANCIENT SCROLLS BLACKENED BY VESUVIUS NOW READABLE

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/ancient-scrolls-blackened-vesuvius-are-readable-last-herculaneum-papyri-180953950/?utm_source=facebook.com&no-ist  

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