Authors: Margaret A. Brucia, Gregory N. Daugherty
Product Code: 6331
ISBN: 978-0-86516-633-2
Pages: 164
Availability: In stock
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To Be a Roman is an indispensable resource for today's classroom. This workbook is filled with the latest information about the daily life of the ancient Romans and with ample exercises of both an objective and creative nature.

In Latin classes where gaining knowledge about Roman culture is a necessity for students trying to learn the language and in classes where the daily life of the Romans is the primary subject matter of the course, this book fits the bill.

To Be a Roman presents seventeen topics along with two review chapters and one chapter that contains a plethora of resources, both those of a general nature and those specific to each chapter. The topics of the first seventeen chapters include the Roman family, house, occupations, domestic life, education, and more. These chapters are arranged in a logical order but may be used in any order. Photographs of artifacts and sites are included in each chapter.

Special Features

  • Seventeen stand alone chapters, each on a specific topic
  • Two review chapters
  • One chapter that is fully stocked with bibliographical resources, including books, films, websites, historical novels, and more
  • Exercises for student practice that include
      - objective exercises such as matching, multiple choice, true-false questions
      - discussion questions
      - group activities
      - student project suggestions
      - short answer questions


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Review by: Jo Dee Soles, Practical Homeschooling - July 1, 2008
To Be a Roman Grades 6-12. $25. Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc., II. (800) 392-6453. Is your student studying Latin or the time of the Romans? The To Be a Roman workbook introduces students to what basic everyday life was like during the time of ancient Rome. The fairly short chapters-17 of them-present the basics of Roman society: its social classes, religious life, housing, domestic life, education, slavery, urban life, laws, farming, occupations, travel, trade, measuring of time and space, leisure and entertainment, and the stages in the lives of boys and men, and girls and women. Each chapter in this 168-page workbook includes basic information along with several black and white illustrations or photos of various artifacts. At the end of each chapter are questions to answer, and sometimes a word search or crossword puzzle. Be warned, there is no answer key. However, you'll find two review chapters plus a bonus chapter of additional resources, including books, films, websites, historical novels, and more. To Be a Roman is not a comprehensive study of ancient Roman culture, but it does offer insight on everyday life where other materials don't. Be prepared to talk about some of the areas of Roman life that were harsh, such as leaving babies exposed outdoors to die because of a birth defect or the fact that the baby was an unwanted girl.
Review by: Kate Gebler, unsepecified - February 29, 2008
To Be A Roman is an amazing book. I'm using it with 4th through 6th graders along with an ancient history textbook and it is great! The kids love it - they're totally engaged and I love it because it offers the depth and breadth that I'm looking for. It challenges while still being readable for these kids. . . . Thanks so much for all the work you do - as a Latin/ Ancient history teacher I can always count on you all for great references and textbooks! Kate Gebler

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