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This informational text, ‘A Brief History of Rome’ provides a summary on the history of Rome and the Roman leader Julius Caesar.

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This reading comprehension exemplar, ‘Ancient Egyptian Pyramids’ provides a model of a completed reading comprehension worksheet. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and interpret map information.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Androcles and the Lion’ asks students to answer questions about a tale in which a runaway slave and a lion become friends. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, draw conclusions, form opinions and think about word meanings.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Atalanta and the Prince’ asks students to answer questions about a Greek tale in which a beautiful girl will only marry a man who can run faster than her. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, make predictions, draw conclusions and form opinions.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Athena and Arachne’ asks students to answer questions about a tale in which Athena, the goddess of wisdom, turns vain and conceited Arachne into a spider. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, form opinions and think about word meanings.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Bellerophon’ asks students to answer questions about a story in which Bellerophon slays the dreadful monster Chimera. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and think about word meanings.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Bread Makers’ asks students to answer questions about bread making in ancient times. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and think about word meanings.

History
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This hands-on activity, ‘Build a Roman Abacus’ asks students to construct a simple Roman Abacus from paddle pop sticks and learn the basic method of its use.

History
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This hands-on activity, ‘Build a Roman Arch’ asks students to construct a Roman arch from ice and explore its significance to Roman structures.

History
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This hands-on activity, ‘Build a Roman Battering Ram’ asks students to construct a Roman Battering Ram from paddle pop sticks and investigate its significance to Roman wartime and reconstruction.

History
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This hands-on activity, ‘Build a Roman Onager’ asks students to construct a Roman Onager from paddle pop sticks and explore its use in Roman wartime.

History
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This hands-on activity, ‘Build a Roman Pile Driver’ asks students to construct a Roman Pile Driver from paddle pop sticks and investigate its significance to Roman construction and warfare.

History
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This hands-on activity, ‘Build a Roman Rolling Tower’ asks students to create a Roman Rolling Tower and explore its importance to Roman wartime.

History
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This hands-on activity, ‘Build a Wax Tablet’ asks students to make a wax tablet and explore its context in Roman history.

History for Kids
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This history comic strip, ‘Comic Adventures…in Calling the Past’ features a boy who is transported back to ancient Rome, complete with thought bubbles, speech bubbles and cartoon drawings.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Echo and Narcissus’ asks students to answer questions about a story in which Echo and Narcissus both die of grief. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, draw conclusions, form opinions and think about word meanings.

History for Kids
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This history article, ‘Egyptian God’ features the Egyptian God Anubis, the god of the dead. It provides factual information about this significant figure from Egyptian mythology and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural and historical awareness.

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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Greek Female Slaves’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Money’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Mummies of Ancient Egypt’ encourages students to recognise spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

History for Kids
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This history article, ‘My Oh Mayan’ features the ancient Mayan ‘Long Count’ calendar and the myth that it prophesied the world would end on 21 December 2012. It provides factual information about the ancient Mayan calendar and a fun ‘Count Like a Mayan’ activity. It has a glossary of unfamiliar words and terms from the …More

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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Origins of Astrology’ encourages students to recognise spelling errors, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Pandora’ asks students to answer questions about a story in which Pandora’s curious mind leads to misery for many. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, form opinions and think about word meanings.

Content Area Reading
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This graphic organiser, ‘Past, Present, & Future’ helps students to identify whether the decisions made in the past are still applicable today.

Content Area Reading
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This graphic organiser, ‘Perfect Pyramids’ helps students visually recognise the enormous impact one person or event may have on many different individuals, processes and ideas.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Persephone’ asks students to answer questions about a tale of a beautiful maiden named Persephone. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, draw conclusions and think about word meanings.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Perseus and the Prophecy’ asks students to answer questions about a tale in which a prophecy comes true. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and think about word meanings.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
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This reading comprehension activity ‘Raising Royal Treasure’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about the real-life story of Cleopatra.

History
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This hands-on activity, ‘Roman Roads’ asks students to construct a model which duplicates the principles by which Romans built their roads.

Content Area Reading
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This graphic organiser, ‘Sailing Away to the Sun’ allows students to explain the legend Ra the Sun God.

History for Kids
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This history article, ‘Six Reasons to Thank the Ancient Greeks’ features the six great Greeks gifts that we still have today. It provides factual information about democracy, philosophy, mathematics, the Olympics, the alphabet and storytelling, and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural and historical awareness.

History for Kids
No. of pages: 6

This history article, ‘The Curse of a Child King…’ features the discovery of King Tutankhamen’s tomb and explores the theory that it was cursed. It provides factual background information about King Tut’s tomb and its discovery, a fun joke and a ‘Make a Tutankhamen Mask’ activity. It has a glossary of unfamiliar words and terms …More

History for Kids
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This history article, ‘The Delphic Oracle’ features the renowned prophetess of ancient Greece, from whom people asked advice and predictions. It provides factual information about this significant figure from Greek mythology, complete with a glossary of unfamiliar words and terms from the text and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural and historical awareness.

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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘The Egyptian Pyramids’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

History for Kids
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This history article, ‘The Gory Story: Passing Laws or Passing Wind?’ features an unusual ancient law from Roman times that legalised farting in public and at banquets! It provides an introduction to the topic of Emperor Claudius’ strange law and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural and historical awareness.

Content Area Reading
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This graphic organiser, ‘The Past, Present, and Future of Cities’ asks students to research the history of a Roman city, compare it to today’s cities, then predict what cities will be like in the future.

History
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This hands-on activity, ‘Using a Roman Abacus’ supports students to learn how to use a Roman Abacus and perform simple maths sums.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Vulcan and His Inventions’ asks students to answer questions about a tale of the disabled god Vulcan. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and think about word meanings.

Content Area Reading
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This graphic organiser, ‘Weighing Mesopotamia and Egypt’ ask students compare Mesopotamia and Egypt and then decide which would offer better lives to regular citizens.

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