Magic Tree House - Research Guide #14: Ancient Rome and Pompeii

by Mary Pope Osborne

Other authorsNatalie Pope Boyce
Paperback, 2006



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PB Osb




Scholastic Inc. (2006), Paperback


What was it like to be a gladiator? How many people died in the destruction of Pompeii? How did Roman children spend their days? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Magic Tree House Research Guide: Ancient Rome and Pompeii. This is the nonfiction companion to Vacation Under the Volcano (Magic Tree House #13).


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7.4 inches

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LibraryThing member SarahClick
This book teaches about Ancient Rome and the different phases of "government' it went through. It also includes maps and fun facts to keep your brain reeling. It has a chapter about the different structures you will find in Rome and what they were used for. In one part of the book it has a
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learn Latin section which i thought was very neat for teaching children. It also talks about some of the important people from Rome and what their daily lives were like. Another section included is about Pompeii in which a volcano erupts and destroys the town and kills many people.

Personal Reaction:
I like this book. I found that I actually learned a lot about history and stuff. It kept it interesting so I never seemed bored.

Classroom Extension Ideas:
1. Use this to teach a history lesson to class
2. Use this to learn about some famous Romans that changed our lives and history.
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