Freebie Friday ~ Zoo Resources

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Pixie has been begging to go to the zoo for quite sometime, so finding some zoo resources seemed like the best next Freebie Friday post. With our summer holidays finally here, what better way than to spend it outside. My favourite find is the second freebie listed below. Enjoy a few of my favourite Zoo finds below.

FREE Animal Report Form Printable from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
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Help kids learn about various animals, where they live, their habitat, classification, and more with these fun FREE Animal Report Form Printable.

My idea behind the Animal Report Form Printable is that kids would do a report on an animal from each of the animal classes. They can then add one of the 3 cover choices (one color and two black and white for your student to color). This way kids would not only learn about a variety of animals, but would also have a grasp about the different classifications animals are divided up into. There are individual Animal Report Forms with descriptions for the following Animal Classifications:

Bird Class
Fish Class
Amphibian Class
Reptile Class
Mammal Class
Insect Class
Crustacean Class
Mollusks Class

There is also a sheet for children to write down several examples of each classification to get a quick at-a-glance understanding on how they are broken down.

FREE Zoo Fieldtip Animal Reports from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
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Is your family enjoying some fun summer trips to the zoo? Or maybe your homeschool coop is heading for a zoo fieldtrip this fall. Either way you will love these Zoo Fieldtrip Animal Reports that help make the zoo not only fun, but educational too! There are various choices for toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and 1st-6th graders.

There are two Zoo Fieldtrip Books to choose form for Preschool & Kindergartners. I Saw a…. Zoo Book allows early readers to read a simple sentence and then draw a picture of an animal they saw that fits the sentence. The My __________ Report option is great for at the zoo or at home to explore one animal in depth. Children will draw pictures of where animals eat, sleep, live, and more.

There are several choice for your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade homeschoolers on their zoo fieldtrip.

Zoo Map – practice mapping skills by having children draw a zoo map
Simple Zoo Fieldtrip Animal Report – draw the animal picture, color where on the map they are from, write some basic facts, and note animal behaviors.
Zoo Fieldtrip Animal Report – animal classification, diet, behavior, zoo adaptations, population in the wild, behavior observations, and draw a picture
Comparing Animals – compare the similarities of two different animals

Free Zoo Animals Preschool Printable Activities from No Stress Homeschooling
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What’s Inside The Free Zoo Animals Preschool Printable?

Lacing Card
A-Z Playdough Alphabet Mats (for both cases)
Cutting/ Tracing Pages
Colour by Number
Math Clip Cards

Animal Charades for Kids (Free Printable) from Buggy and Buddy
zoo resources
Our animal charades game for kids is such a fun way to get the kids moving and using their imagination! Print out this free printable game for family game night or to keep the kids busy on your next rainy day!

Free Zoo Preschool Printables! from 2 Teaching Mommies
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For the printables included in the Zoo Preschool Unit, refer to the list below:

Pattern Identification
Letter Sorting
Size Sorting
Writing Maze
Spelling Puzzle
Number Order Puzzle
Count and Clip
Roll and Graph
Writing and Cutting Practice for Beginners
For some zoo printables and activity sets for the younger tots, 2 Teaching Mommies also features a Zoo Tot Pack.

1, 2, 3 — To the Zoo Matching Game from Homeschool Share
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1, 2, 3 — To the Zoo Matching Game
Author: Eric Carle
Printables prepared by Ami Brainerd




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Freebie Friday ~ Wild West Resources

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We are back after a long 11 months away with exciting FREE Wild West resources! Thank you for stopping by! We are back posting freebies every Friday!

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Editable Writing and/or Colouring Worksheet from TwisyNoodle
Editable Writing and/or Colouring Worksheet
These are super cute. You can choose your font for copy writing or download it as a colouring in page.

Wild West Worksheets for Kids from 123Homeschool4Me
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In our homeschool we are about to start studying the Westward expansion in American History. To allow younger kiddos to play and learn along with us I created these FREE Wild West Worksheets for Kids. These are great for toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and first grade kids.

Cowboy Printables from Homeschool Creations
Cowboy Printables
Scroll down to download some fun cowboy printables to use with your preschool or kindergarten child when doing a unit study on cowboys!

Wild West Math Activities from The Resourceful Kindergarten
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I am happy to say I finally finished up my Cowboy Math unit for you!

Wild West Preschool Basic Math Concepts Free 13 Page Printable Pack from Miniature Masterminds
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Included worksheets:
Following Directions
Left, Right, Middle
Which is different?
What is the Tallest?
Which has More?

FREE Wild West Printables! from Preschool POWOL Packets
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I am sharing 7 fabulous {FREE} Wild West themed printables that are appropriate for preschoolers.

Cowboy Hat Decorating from Bree Malone on TeachersPayTeachers
Cowboy Hat Decorating
This is a project I like to send home when we are doing our Wild West unit. I love incorporating my students families with anything we can do. This is a perfect opportuinty for that. Plus, I love to see what they come up with. I’ve seen some pretty wild cowboy hats come back.

Yee Haw! Let’s Count Numeral Cards from Williams Sisters on TeachersPayTeachers
Yee Haw! Let's Count Numeral Cards
Howdy Teachers! Here is another set of numeral cards for your lil’ buckaroos. This math center will have your little cowboys and cowgirls practicing numerical order by ones(1-50), fives(5-100), and tens(10-150). This math center is great for your wild, wild west theme or your cowboy/cowgirl unit. Yee Haw! Math is fun!

Character Description–Wanted Poster from NeesieNoodle Designs on TeachersPayTeachers
Character Description--Wanted Poster
Have your students write a character description on an old-fashioned “wanted” poster. Great for tall tale characters, wild west characters, or even the Grinch!

Calendar and Classroom Cards – Wild West theme from Judy Kvaale on TeachersPayTeachers
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Included in this collection:

~12 month header cards and smaller cards for activities
~number cards for the dates, included 23/30 and 24/31
~holiday cards and special day cards
~a smaller calendar for students
~Class Helpers poster
~Class Helpers student cards
~cards for weather
~graph for tracking the weather
~Today is…, Tomorrow is…., The weather is…cards
~2 calendar worksheets
~table number cards
~posters to display student pictures
~a Wanted Poster writing worksheet

Wild West eBook FREE PDF Textbook from Scott Harder on TeachersPayTeachers
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This book is a PDF copy of a book available soon on the iTunes Book store – This is a book designed to be used as a supplemental resource in the classroom. The inteactive version includes video clips and pop up images.

Please search author Scott Harder on the iTunes Book store for other publications available for free.

Wild West Compound Words from If You Give a Kid Technology on TeachersPayTeachers
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Wild West Compound Words is a basic center activity designed for early to intermediate readers. Students will sort through cards and determine which sets to place together to form compound words.

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What can be studied with a GED?

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What can be studied with a GED?
I have seen that many homeschoolers in South Africa are going the GED route. This had me wondering, what can be studied with a GED? I matriculated in the late 1990’s from a government school and in order to study further, at a university, you had to have passed with exemption. This has not changed, however, there are alternatives to the NSC matric…

Noo goes to a school that does the IEB Exams and I am now looking into the different Grade 12 equivalent exams for my younger three children.

Firstly, what is the GED?

The General Education Development (GED) tests are a group of four subject tests which, when passed, provide certification that the test taker has United States or Canadian high school-level academic skills. It is an alternative to the US High school diploma, HiSET and TASC test.

Secondly, what benefits do South African’s get from completing the GED?

A GED® homeschool grade 12 equivalent is a popular alternative to getting a matric online. It is a grade 12 equivalency credential recognised in SA, accepted by TVET colleges and overseas and online universities.


PLEASE NOTE: You MUST check with the universities of your choice that they will accept these foreign qualifications. A matric with exemption or in this case a GED plus a certificate of exemption is the minimum requirement for admission to a university. Faculties may set additional requirements for admission to their degree courses.

Update received on 12 September 2018 regarding FOREIGN CONDITIONAL EXEMPTION for South African with a GED®

There is now a date regarding the phasing out of Foreign Conditional Exemption for South Africans with a GED®.

The GED is still recognised as a foreign grade 12 option by SAQA.*

USAf has confirmed in writing that they will not consider applications for foreign conditional exemption from South African-based holders of the GED® who

a. Register for, or begin work on the GED® after the end of 2018. (This will allow people currently enrolled for the GED® to complete the credential, seek admission to a foreign university and apply to the Matriculation Board for foreign conditional exemption. It will however, mean that this route will be closed to new South African GED® candidates); or

b. Obtain the GED® credential after December 2019.

This means that the GED is still recognised as a foreign grade 12 equivalent but that FOREIGN EXEMPTION will not be issued to South Africans anymore as from the end of December 2019.

This means that after that date, South Africans with a GED® who wish to apply for a DEGREE course at a university, will have to qualify for one of the OTHER CATEGORIES of exemption, which we have already listed on this page below.

The GED is still recognised as a foreign grade 12 option by SAQA.* Source

Thirdly, what are the subjects that are covered in the GED Exams?

The GED exams cover five core subject areas: mathematics, social studies, science, reading and writing. The level of mastery required to pass the GED exams is generally equivalent to that of a high school graduate.

The GED mathematics test consists of 50 questions covering number theory, algebra, geometry, and data analysis and statistics. Each content area contains approximately the same number of questions. This test is divided into two timed segments of 45 minutes each. On the first part, you are allowed to use an approved calculator but not on the second part. Eighty percent of the questions are multiple choice, while on the others you’ll label information on a graph or write your answers in a space provided. Expect to solve word problems and interpret information displayed in charts, graphs, diagrams and tables.

Social Studies
The social studies section of the GED test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions. The questions test your general knowledge and your ability to understand and analyze information in documents included on the exam. You can expect questions about civics and government, geography, economics and history. The history questions include both world history and U.S. history unless you take the test in Canada, which tests Canadian history. You will have 70 minutes to complete the social studies test.

On the science portion of the GED test, you will complete 50 multiple-choice questions in 80 minutes. The content areas covered are physics and chemistry, life science, and earth and space science. Many of the questions will test your vocabulary and basic understanding of concepts and principles normally studied in high school science courses. Some questions will require you to analyze and interpret scientific information presented in charts, tables, graphs and diagrams.

The reading test measures how well you can understand and interpret written passages, both fiction and nonfiction. Seventy-five percent of the questions are about fictional passages from literary selections with the other 25 percent coming from nonfiction passages such as workplace or business-related documents. The test is 65 minutes long with 40 multiple-choice questions.

You will complete the GED writing test in two parts. On the first part, which is 75 minutes long, you will read passages and answer 50 multiple choice questions covering four components of writing — sentence structure, usage, mechanics and organization. On the second part, you will write an essay expressing your opinion or viewpoint on an assigned topic with which you should be familiar. You have 45 minutes to complete your essay.[Source]

During my research, I found GED practice tests are the best way to prepare for your GED exam in 2019.’s free GED sample questions provide you with an opportunity to assess how well you are prepared for the actual GED exam.

Has your child completed the GED? I’d love to hear your opinion and experiences.



Official GED Website
*SAQA (the South African Qualifications Authority) has evaluated the GED® and found the National Senior Certificate as its closest comparable qualification.

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Freebie Friday ~ New Year Printables

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New Year Printables

Can you believe its almost 2019? Here are a few New Year printables I have recently come across.

Free Printable Happy New Year Banner Letters from Paper Trail Design
New Year Printables
Use these free printable Happy New Year banner letters to make a Happy New Year banner, 2019 banner, Cheers banner or whatever message you’s like to display for the New Year celebration this year. We created black an gold confetti banner letters, number, and symbols so that you can decorate with whatever message you like.

Free Printable Happy New Year 2019 Coloring Pages – New Year Coloring Pages 2019 from Trends Clubs
New Year Printables
New Year Coloring Pages 2019. Glad New Year Coloring Pages: There are numerous choices to observe New Year in an astonishing way since it is an extraordinary satisfaction day for individuals. As we probably am aware exceptionally well that there are couple of occasions from Christmas to New Year and youthful age dependably want to travel to another country with companions for new year festivity. Yet, on the off chance that you need to give stimulation to children and grown-ups then get free printable New Year Coloring pages and request that they shading it. By these Coloring pages we can without much of a stretch make a best future grins for you. Download these Happy New Year Coloring Sheets and shading pages for nothing. Glad new year shading pages adorns your classrooms and study room too.

Happy New Year Word Search FREEBIE from Puzzles to Print on Teachers Pay Teachers
New Year Printables
Your students will enjoy looking for all of the fun New Year vocabulary words hidden in this puzzle worksheet. The words are hidden in all directions making this a challenging word search. A great activity for early finishers or just for something fun to take home and enjoy.

The 32 hidden vocabulary words are: Auld Lang Syne, Baby, Ball, Balloons, Calendar, Celebration, Clock, Confetti, Countdown, Dancing, December, Eve, Father Time, Firecracker, First, Games, Happy, Hat, Hourglass, January, Kiss, Midnight, Music, Noise Maker, Party, Resolution, Sparkler, Streamer, Times Square, Tradition, Vow, Year.

Happy New Year coloring page 2019 for kids, toddlers, printables from Happy New Year Eve 2019 Quotes
New Year Printables
Happy new year 2019 coloring pages are going to make your New year vacations memorable as they are full of freshness and positive vibes. Especially kids are going to love them. It will also help you to occupy them in some creative activities. New Year Coloring activities are very essential for the overall development of children. So, this New Year shows some kindness to yourself and your family, keep aside your mobile phones/tablets aside and spend some time in coloring activities.

Happy New Year Coloring Pages Free Printable from Paper Trail Design
New Year Printables
Print our happy New Year coloring pages free printable for kids or adults and ring in the New Year. There are two “Happy New Year” pages and 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 coloring pages to help you celebrate this year and next. These simple pages are a fun way to pass time until midnight. Have a safe and happy New Year!

Printable Happy New Year Coloring Pages 2019 fromNappy New Year 2018 Images
New Year Printables
Printable Happy New Year Coloring Pages 2019

Free Printable 2019 Planner 50 Plus Printable Pages!!! from
New Year Printables
We have had so many requests for a 2019 version of our Planner …so since we LOVE giving you what you want…we are celebrating this Free Printable Friday with a Free Printable 2019 Planner 50 Plus Printable Pages. It is back with all your favorites plus a new 2019 Calendar Page …new individual 2019 Calendar Pages and 12 new Inspirational Quotes which is a fun way to start off a new Month. So if you need to keep track of your Daily Schedule…we have you covered… if you need a Menu Planner… we have that too… how about a Bill Tracker…we have that too… we even have a Password Keeper… Appointment Tracker… Friends and Family Mailing List…Notes…Shopping List…Pet Information…we even have a Doodle Page for you which seems to be everyone’s favorite!

New Year’s Resolutions from Jen Bengel on Teachers Pay Teachers
New Year Printables
Included in this resource:
* A New Years themed reading graphic organizer to use during independent reading time (great for assessments too!)
* 2 printable, no prep puzzles (with answer keys, when appropriate)
* A New Year’s themed word work activity
* A printable, no prep New Year’s themed writing prompt PLUS writing paper
* Writing and Reading Resolution graphic organizers
* A fun New Years group activity!

Free New Years Pack Update! from 3Dinosaurs
New Year Printables
New Years Pack Update contains over 45 pages that have been added:
(part 3) Fill in the Missing Vowels, Balloons Color by Size & Questions, Count & Color, Ways to add up to 10, Addition & Subtraction Sheets, Hands on Math Sheets, Begging Sound Matching, Word Problems, Read, Trace & Write, Writing Statements, Trace the Letter: C, B, F, Fill in the Missing Numbers, Color by Addition, Color the Same, Acrostic Poems, Count Down to New Years

Tot Pack 2 contains 25 pages:
Solid Line Prewriting, Dashed Line Prewriting, Which One is Different, Circle the Small Clocks, Color the Large hats, Color the party Hat, Matching Pages, Shape Tracing, Dot the Letter: C, B, F, Clock Lacing Card




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Freebie Friday ~ Summer Activities

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Freebie Friday ~ Summer Activities

It’s Summer in Sunny South Africa and for the next 6 weeks, or so, the kidlets will be home looking for summer activities to keep them busy. We recently bought our first home *yay*, and now we have tons of space for the kidlets to run around and play. But I know that they will have moments of boredom. I don’t believe in entertaining my children all the time. I’m a HUGE proponent of them keeping themselves entertained and figuring out what they can do without constantly being glued to a screen. Here are a few fun printables to print out for your little ones when things get a little hairy.

Summer Coloring Pages and Word Tracing from Real Life at Home
Freebie Friday ~ Summer Activities
The following are each on one page of the summer-themed coloring pages printables packet:

Ice Cream
Beach Ball

Rainy Day Kids Activities from Momdot
Freebie Friday ~ Summer Activities
If you are creative you can come up with a ton of different ways to have fun. Shaving cream paint is one of our daily favorites (rain or shine!) or you can try your hand at colored spaghetti or oobleck. I also created a quick and easy In House Scavenger Hunt that you can download, print off, and get to the fun! This is good for kids of all ages. If you have an older kid, just hand them a pen and let them go. If you have a younger kid, you can use the secondary printable to just look for any objects around the house that have a specific color and then write them in.

30+ Free Printable Scavenger Hunts for Kids from Buggy and Buddy
Freebie Friday ~ Summer Activities
Sometimes you just need a quick activity you can print out to get the kids moving, learning, and having fun, and scavenger hunts always seem to fit the bill! Here’s 30 free printable scavenger hunts for kids!

Classroom Camping Unit from The Curriculum Corner
Freebie Friday ~ Summer Activities
This camping in the classroom collection includes a wide range of activities for a unique classroom theme or a fun end of the year celebration.

Bubble Wrap Beehive + Fingerprint Bee Craft from Crafty Morning
Freebie Friday ~ Summer Activities
I absolutely hate bees and they can make me scream running across the room in 1.3 seconds BUT today we decided to make cute little cartoon fingerprint bees! They don’t sting or bother you while you eat! 😉 We also used some of my leftover bubble wrap to make the little beehive! I think they turned out great.

NEW Water Fun Preschool Unit! from A Teaching Mommy
Freebie Friday ~ Summer Activities
Here are the printables included in this mini unit:

Roll & Graph
Size Sort
Beginning Writing/Cutting Practice
Size Sequencing
Stamping Strips
Counting Clip Cards
Number Order Puzzle
Which is Different?
Uppercase/Lowercase Letter Match

Free Ice Cream Printables from A Teaching Mommy
Freebie Friday ~ Summer Activities
I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream! I don’t know about your kiddos, but one of my kids’ favorite treats on a hot summer day is ice cream. Why not use their love of this cold delight to keep their brains active over the summer months with these FREE Ice Cream printables!

New Pool Time Preschool Unit from A Teaching Mommy
Freebie Friday ~ Summer Activities
Here are the printables included in this mini unit:

Roll & Graph
Size Sort
Beginning Writing/Cutting Practice
Size Sequencing
Stamping Strips
Counting Clip Cards
Number Order Puzzle
Which is Different?
Uppercase/Lowercase Letter Match

FREE Popsicles Preschool Unit! from A Teaching Mommy
Freebie Friday ~ Summer Activities
Here are the printables included in this unit:

Colors Mini Book
Spin & Graph
Size Sort
P is for Popsicle Magnet Page
Beginning Writing/Cutting Practice
Observations Sheet
Size Sequencing
Shape Puzzles
Counting Clip Cards




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Freebie Friday ~ The Roman Empire Resources

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Freebie Friday - The Roman Empire
Researching Ancient History has always been something I have enjoyed. Finding the Roman Empire Resources has been particularly enjoyable and I couldn’t wait to share these fun resources with you.

Fall of the Roman Empire from James Gasparo on Teachers Pay Teachers
Freebie Friday ~ The Roman Empire Resources
This worksheet reviews the many reasons for the Fall of Rome and asks students if America is following in the same steps as Rome in ways that are easy for middle school students to identify.

The Fall of the Roman Empire + Assessments from The Medieval World and Early Modern Times on Teachers Pay Teachers
Freebie Friday ~ The Roman Empire Resources
This Illustrated Overview features the reasons for the Fall of the Western Roman Empire – Political, Military, Economic, and Social. The Paragraph Assignment instructs the student to select 3 of the most important reasons for the Fall of Rome and explain the importance of their selection.

– 4-Page Illustrated Article
– Multiple Choice Assessment
– Answer Key
– Scaffolded Paragraph Assessment
– Paragraph Scoring Rubric
– Crossword + Crossword Key
– Visuals + Map
– Printables
– Graphic Organizers

No Prep

Legacy of the Roman Empire – Middle School Common Core Lesson from MrRoughton on Teachers Pay Teachers
Freebie Friday ~ The Roman Empire Resources
An examination of primary and secondary sources regarding the legacy of the Roman Empire. Students analyze each source in order to draw a conclusion which they will then support with evidence. Designed specifically for the Common Core but also to be accessible and engaging for middle school students.

Roman Empire Map from Johnny S Teaching on Teachers Pay Teachers
Freebie Friday ~ The Roman Empire Resources
This is a map labeling activity that I have used in Honers Western Civ. & Western Civ. The map could easily be used for a World History or Geography class as well. The map focuses on the Roman Empire. Students need to write out where these locations are. This is also a good study tool for the unit test which requires them to identify some of the major geographic features in the region.

Decline of the Roman Empire from There and Back Again A Math Teacher’s Quest on Teachers Pay Teachers
Freebie Friday ~ The Roman Empire Resources
For this activity my goal was to list the successes of Rome and explore why it declined. You will need to find a video that explains the decline of Rome. My school happens to have a Discovery Education account and I am using their video “Civilizations: Fall of Power” as a basis for the note taking portion. (Please note, the link to this video is not included).

The second part of the lesson involves the students taking their notes and evaluating the causes for the decline by filling in thought bubbles on paintings of Romans.
(All pictures are google pictures).

Ancient Rome: Expansion of Roman Empire Interactive Notebook Foldable from LoveTeachTravel on Teachers Pay Teachers
Freebie Friday ~ The Roman Empire Resources
Expansion of Rome Interactive Notebook Foldable

EQ: Did the benefits outweigh the costs in Rome’s expansion?

Use this foldable to help your students record information about the Roman Empire’s four expansions. I use chapter 34 in HIstory Alive: The Ancient World

Great to use with Cornell notes or with a map coloring in the 4 expansions!

Leads up great to a Philosophical Chairs discussion centered around the EQ.

Roman Empire from BBC Bitesize
Freebie Friday ~ The Roman Empire Resources
What was life like in ancient Rome?
How the Romans conquered Britain
What was life like in the Roman army?
Did the Romans conquer Scotland?
What was it like in Roman Britain?
How did the Romans change Britain?

Roman Colouring pages from As the Romans Do
Freebie Friday ~ The Roman Empire Resources
Make history fun and teach your kids about Ancient Roman with these Colouring pages.

Roman Emperors from Mr Donn
Freebie Friday ~ The Roman Empire Resources
Rome was an Empire for over 500 years. During this time there were over 140 different emperors!

Ancient Roman Government Hierarchy from Hierarchy Structure
Freebie Friday ~ The Roman Empire Resources
Ancient Rome was one of the most exquisite and thriving civilizations that started growing on the Italian Peninsula in the beginning of the 8th century. The civilization was centered on the city of the Rome and expanded amorously to become one of the largest empires in the ancient world.

Roman Soldier from Bible Pathway Adventures
Freebie Friday ~ The Roman Empire Resources
Enjoy our free worksheet: Roman Soldier. Fun for kids to print and learn more about the Roman Empire. At the time of Yeshua (Jesus), the Roman Empire ruled Judea. Life for a Roman soldier was tough. They were often involved in intense battles. Simply right-click the worksheet, save to your computer and print. Feel free to share with others, too!

Ancient Rome Coloring Pages from
Freebie Friday ~ The Roman Empire Resources
Coloring pages to inspire children learning about Italy.




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