By Carmella Van Vleet
From the Olympics and Sparta to the computer virus and the start of democracy, this interactive reference delves into one of many world’s so much attention-grabbing civilizations—ancient Greece—and illustrates how deeply it keeps to steer glossy lifestyles. using simply accessible fabrics and requiring scant grownup supervision, 25 hands-on initiatives immediately immerse youngsters in historical Greek tradition whereas diagrams, proof, jokes, and actions teach younger readers on subject matters equivalent to housing, meals, garments, toys, and technology during this golden Mediterranean society. step by step directions are supplied for every venture, which come with making a Greek vase, an Olympic wreath, and a computer virus, in addition to engaging in a Greek trial.
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For example, mathematicians often use letters Poor boys also learned from the Greek alphabet to represent numbers. at home. Sometimes they became apprentices to learn a trade. An apprentice helps a shopkeeper or artist and learns that person’s job. If his family could afford it, a boy started school when he was about seven. Sometimes boys had school in one place, with different teachers to teach them. Other times, boys went to different places to learn the different subjects. It all depended on what a family wanted to do or could afford.
If you don’t have a self-sticking pin, you can use a safety pin. Just attach it to the back of your brooch with masking tape. supplies newspaper small plastic lid, such as the lid of a Pringles can scissors fabric paint, any color gold or silver spray paint self-sticking brooch pin found in the jewelrymaking aisle at a craft store 1 Spread the newspaper over your work area. Cut off the edge of the lid. Next, cut the lid to the size you’d like your brooch to be. 2 Use the fabric paint to draw a design on the lid.
Only three actors stood on the stage at a time. Though women could go to the plays, they couldn’t act in them. Men played all of the parts. The actors wore costumes. They also wore masks. These masks, made with stiff cloth, had exaggerated features so that the audience could see the mask more clearly. Some of the theaters could seat over 12,000 people, so people in the farthest seats had a hard time seeing small details. The masks helped the audience tell who the character was and how he or she was feeling.