Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Very Early Rome

Today, we learned about "The City of Rome" (that is, the start of it) in Lesson 43 of our history book, The Mystery of History (Volume I).  We talked about the Europeans who were entering Italy at that time and the use of Latin.  We also talked about the legend of Romulus and Remus and the Etruscan influence on Rome.  (Did you know that it was the Etruscans who we get the Thanksgiving tradition of wishing on a wishbone from?)
To help us in our study, we used our Usborne Romans book, specifically, pages 4-5, entitled, "The
Founding of Rome."
In it, we were able to see the different people groups that entered that area at that time.
 We also read more about Romulus and Remus.
Then, we watched this great cartoon on YouTube about the legend of Romulus and Remus.
Finally, we did the suggested activity in the book and talked about how Latin is no longer spoken anywhere, but is still used.  She was surprised that we see Latin every single day on our coins.  She found the Latin phrase on some change from her coin purse.
Also this week, we will study Judah's prophets and Assyrian rule in history.  We love MOH!

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