The Ancient Romans did many things similar to the way we do them today. The kids had toys, played games and went to school. They visited theaters, shopped at markets, and visited indoor heated swimming pools.
Although they were similar, they were different in other ways. Most girls were married at the age of 12 and boys were married at 15. Fighting to the death was popular entertainment, and the style of clothing was much different.
In conjunction with studying Roman lifestyle, we made Roman shoes.
Making shoes has interested my kids for several years. They have made them using cardboard and staples, tape, and fabric. They even introduced friends to their strange hobby when studying Ancient Greece. So when studying Rome, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to make Roman shoes.
I did most of the work for my six year old because leather is difficult to cut.
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