Two books that we consider essential for 6th grade Roman history:
Roman History (2nd Edition) by Donna Simmons
Our fully-revised second edition gives you material to use to put together a 6 week main lesson block. Includes 5 full-page illustrations. This book provides the guidance, lesson plans, activities, schedules and goals for your main lesson.
41 pages, 8½"x11", spiral-bound
- Why study Roman history?
- How to organize this main lesson including advice on teacher preparation, how to choose and use books, studying Latin, teaching writing and more
- Six Week Main Lesson Schedule
- Key elements in Roman history
- Important dates in Roman history
- Summaries - These are written by Donna to use either as inspiration for your own summaries of work you've covered with your child or as they are. They can be copied by the student directly into his Main Lesson book or used as dictations. See our Homeschoolers' Work pages for more on main lesson books.
- Drawings and Maps - Use these to base your own drawings and maps on.
- Detailed instructions for how to draw a mosaic and make a mosaic tile
- Poems - Can be copied into main lesson books and/or memorized.
- Study Guides - Suggestions for how to read and discuss The Bronze Bow with your child.
- Examples of student work. For more examples see our gallery of homeschoolers' work
- Resources - Detailed discussion on how to choose and use books for teacher background; to read with your child; and for your child to read herself.
Ancient Rome by Charles Kovacs
This book is an essential part of our 6th grade Roman history main lesson. Written by a master Waldorf teacher, this book provides the narratives which you can use to base your child’s lessons on. And because this book is based on the notes used by a long-standing Waldorf teacher, the tone and scope of the narrative can guide you on how to “pitch” history lessons for children this age.
224 pages, paperback