Unit 4 took us through Ancient Rome. I will admit that we kinda blazed through this last unit. It's the end of the school year, our minds are mush and we are just trying to push through. We are like the little engine that could.....I think I can, I think I can....
Since we just wanted to chug along quickly on this home stretch, we didn't tackle as many activities.
We did make our own crayon etchings.
First the boys colored firmly on white paper.
Then painted over the coloring with black paint. Let it dry.
After the black paint dries you can scratch it off to make a design. You can see the crayon underneath.
We made a simple catapult. Notice Caleb sneaking a marshmallow into his mouth.
These are Roman Standards. The Ancient Roman army always had a standard bearer that would carry something like these while marching into battle.
We made a Roman aquadect using paper towel tubes and tin foil. The boys loved this because it was messy and wet.
Benjamin made bridges to support the aqueduct using his connecting blocks. You can't see it in the photo but we even had a public bath house at the bottom of the aqueduct, complete with Play Mobil figures in a tupperware container.
We did some other activities that I just didn't get photos of. I was slacking by the end. We studied the city of Pompeii and we made a volcano. We also created our own currency with paper.
And we completed our fourth and final lapbook of the year.
Even though we moved quickly through the unit, it was still a rich experience. I have learned right alongside the boys this entire year. I have so enjoyed going through ancient history. It has truly been fascinating. I can't wait to journey through the Middle Ages in Year Two of Tapestry!
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