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Vicky Arrowsmith , Leonie Pratt

Roman Things to Make and Do (Usborne Activities Series)

YEAR: 2012

COUNTRY: United Kingdom

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Title of the work

Roman Things to Make and Do (Usborne Activities Series)

Country of the First Edition

Country/countries of popularity

United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada

Original Language

English

First Edition Date

2012

First Edition Details

Leonie Pratt, Roman Things to Make and Do (Usborne Activities), Usborne Publishing, 2012, 34 pp.

ISBN

9781409538974

Genre

Activity book*

Target Audience

Children (5-10 years)

Cover

Missing cover

We are still trying to obtain permission for posting the original cover.


Author of the Entry:

Ayelet Peer, Bar-Ilan University, ayelet.peer@gmail.com

Peer-reviewer of the Entry:

Lisa Maurice, Bar-Ilan University, lisa.maurice@biu.ac.il

Daniel Nkemleke, ENS University of Yaoundé 1, nkemlekedan@yahoo.com

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Vicky Arrowsmith (Illustrator)

Vicky Arrowsmith is an illustrator and designer for various activity books for children by Usborne.


Bio prepared by Ayelet Peer, Bar-Ilan University, ayelet.peer@gmail.com


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Leonie Pratt (Author)

Leonie Pratt is the author of various activity books by Usborne, such as: Big Book of Science Things to Make and Do, Mermaid Things to Make and Do, China and more.


Bio prepared by Ayelet Peer, Bar-Ilan University, ayelet.peer@gmail.com


Summary

This is an activity book which offers 18 Roman-themed activities for children: standing soldier paperchain, racing chariot painting, Roman sword, soldier’s shield, city collage, gladiator fight, senate picture, scroll, sticker pages, emperor’s wreath, Pop-up Roman god card (Neptune, Diana and Jupiter) coins and money bags, printed mosaics, catapult, cuffs and bangles, Roman feast picture, actor’s masks, how to wear a toga. There are short information bubbles for each activity.

Analysis

This activity book offers a diverse glance at the ancient Romans. The activities are not focused only on the military aspect of Roman life, but also on entertainment, culture and everyday life. Even Roman numbers are explained. Hence they provide a broader look and understanding of ancient Rome. The short information blurbs on each activity provide the necessary information for understanding it. For example, in the “senate picture” activity, the note explains what the senate was and how many senators sat in it. On the Roman gods’ activity, it is explained that Romans believed in many different gods and there is a short explanation for Neptune Diana and Jupiter. Probably for creativity’s sake, Neptune has a fish tail.

This is an example of a fun and creative pedagogical book which can accompany school classes on the subject of ancient Rome or function as an initial introduction to ancient Roman culture.


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Title of the work

Roman Things to Make and Do (Usborne Activities Series)

Country of the First Edition

Country/countries of popularity

United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada

Original Language

English

First Edition Date

2012

First Edition Details

Leonie Pratt, Roman Things to Make and Do (Usborne Activities), Usborne Publishing, 2012, 34 pp.

ISBN

9781409538974

Genre

Activity book*

Target Audience

Children (5-10 years)

Cover

Missing cover

We are still trying to obtain permission for posting the original cover.


Author of the Entry:

Ayelet Peer, Bar-Ilan University, ayelet.peer@gmail.com

Peer-reviewer of the Entry:

Lisa Maurice, Bar-Ilan University, lisa.maurice@biu.ac.il

Daniel Nkemleke, ENS University of Yaoundé 1, nkemlekedan@yahoo.com

Female portrait

Vicky Arrowsmith (Illustrator)

Vicky Arrowsmith is an illustrator and designer for various activity books for children by Usborne.


Bio prepared by Ayelet Peer, Bar-Ilan University, ayelet.peer@gmail.com


Female portrait

Leonie Pratt (Author)

Leonie Pratt is the author of various activity books by Usborne, such as: Big Book of Science Things to Make and Do, Mermaid Things to Make and Do, China and more.


Bio prepared by Ayelet Peer, Bar-Ilan University, ayelet.peer@gmail.com


Summary

This is an activity book which offers 18 Roman-themed activities for children: standing soldier paperchain, racing chariot painting, Roman sword, soldier’s shield, city collage, gladiator fight, senate picture, scroll, sticker pages, emperor’s wreath, Pop-up Roman god card (Neptune, Diana and Jupiter) coins and money bags, printed mosaics, catapult, cuffs and bangles, Roman feast picture, actor’s masks, how to wear a toga. There are short information bubbles for each activity.

Analysis

This activity book offers a diverse glance at the ancient Romans. The activities are not focused only on the military aspect of Roman life, but also on entertainment, culture and everyday life. Even Roman numbers are explained. Hence they provide a broader look and understanding of ancient Rome. The short information blurbs on each activity provide the necessary information for understanding it. For example, in the “senate picture” activity, the note explains what the senate was and how many senators sat in it. On the Roman gods’ activity, it is explained that Romans believed in many different gods and there is a short explanation for Neptune Diana and Jupiter. Probably for creativity’s sake, Neptune has a fish tail.

This is an example of a fun and creative pedagogical book which can accompany school classes on the subject of ancient Rome or function as an initial introduction to ancient Roman culture.


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