Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The City of Pompeii

For history, we are currently learning about the Ancient Roman empire. 
During our study, we read about the the city of Pompeii.



Reading about Pompeii peaked the kids interest. We were able to tour the city of Pompeii online.

photo source: wikipedia

This site had wonderful pictures of the present city of Pompeii. It provides you with a brief history of the city, including archaeologist find and restoration!

A wonderful site for children about the city of Pompeii can be found here.
Another children's page on Ancient Rome and Pompeii can be found at this site.

The Magic Tree House site has free resources for teachers.
Greek and Roman God Matching Game Worksheet has kids match up the Greek and Roman gods.
Latin Isn't Dead Worksheet Shows kids how Latin played an important role in our language

A Day in Pompeii lesson guide can be found at the Museum Victoria.

If you are teaching a co-op class or have a large family, a play about Pompeii for kids can be found at Educational Musicals.

Learning about Mt. Vesuvius and the city of Pompeii made Lego Man eager to create a volcano.
He brought out his volcano making kit he received as a gift for his birthday.
The kids had a blast creating the volcano and then activating it.

If you don't have a kit, you can find directions on how make you own baking soda volcano here.


  1. Thanks for sharing this. We are going to do a volcano unit for science and I had planned to do a volcano like this. Looks like an interesting study. How are the Magic Tree House Books?

    1. We are doing a unit study on volcanoes this summer. I am currently getting my lesson together. The Magic Tree House books are fun for kids. I wouldn't consider them great literature, but they are entertaining for the kids and they do teach them about the subject of the book.


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