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Spend the Day in Ancient Greece By Linda Honan

Spend the Day in Ancient Greece
by Linda Honan

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This book whisks kids back in time over 2,000 years to spend a special day in Athens. Modern children follow a typical ancient Greek family through their day, and along the way they get to do all the things the Greeks did--from making clothes and jewelry to learning Greek letters to preparing a fabulous Greek feast.
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Spend the Day in Ancient Greece: Projects and Activities that Bring the Past to Life by Linda Honan

Chariot racing, peplos weaving, cooking, and helmet making! Anything can happen when you spend the day in ancient Greece! It is over two thousand years ago in Athens, Greece, and you are invited to join a typical family as they celebrate the birthday of the goddess Athena. Take a trip with twelve-year-old Alexander to see the athletes competing in the pentathlon. Work along with ten-year-old Helen as she weaves a gift for Athena. Meet their father, Philip, as he tends to sick patients, and their mother, Penelope, as she prepares for the special evening feast. Celebrate the history of ancient Greece with more than a dozen exciting activities! Write a letter using the Greek alphabet. Make a snake bracelet as a gift for a friend. Create masks to wear in your own play. Build a chariot that you can race on the sidewalks of your town! And at the end of your day, bring your own family together with Alexander, Helen, Philip, and Penelope to enjoy a feast under the stars!

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About Linda Honan

LINDA HONAN is the Program Director of the Higgins Armory Museum and developer of three educational TV series for children on world history topics. ELLEN KOSMER is Professor of Art History and Associate Dean of Graduate and Continuing Education at Worcester State College. Linda Honan is the author and Ellen Kosmer the illustrator of Picture the Middle Ages: The Middle Ages Resource Book.

Table of Contents

Waking Up in Athens. Helen's Peplos. Alexander's Lessons. At the Theater. Lunch in the Agora. The Chariot Race. The Boat Race. The Hoplite Race. Getting Ready for the Parade. The Great Parade. Athena's Feast. Resources. Glossary. Index.

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Spend the Day in Ancient Greece: Projects and Activities that Bring the Past to Life by Linda Honan
Linda Honan
Spend The Day Series
Used - Very Good
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.