Author(s): Rachel Dickinson
Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid's Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Greece explores the scientific discoveries, athletic innovations, engineering marvels, and innovative ideas created more than two thousand years ago. Through biographical sidebars, interesting facts, fascinating anecdotes, and fifteen hands-on activities, readers will learn how Greek innovations and ideas have shaped world history and our own world view.
School Library Journal "A lively and entertaining survey of a millennium of Roman history." Metrokids Pennsylvania "Interesting text and activities." Library Media Connection "Teachers will have students explore Roman civilization and learn about the culture and how it affects us today in a fascinating and engaging way. Recommended." School Librarian's Workshop "Lively and well rounded history." Homeschooling Parent "You can't go wrong with this teaching tool--it is simply fabulous!" Curriculum Connections "Will keep students engaged." Gifted Education News "A wonderful example of how to clearly organize information about history, technology and science to appeal to the curiosity and learning capabilities of gifted students... excellent resources for an inquiry learning format."
Rachel Dickinson has published hundreds of articles on travel, nature, and science in numerous newspapers and magazines. Her work has appeared in publications as varied as The Christian Science Monitor, USA Weekend, Islands Magazine, Audubon, National Geographic Traveler, AARP, Living Bird Magazine, and Dolphin Log. Her book The Witch's Handbook: A Field Guide to Magic was published in 2002. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists. Shawn Braley is an award-winning illustrator. He attended the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, Inc. He specializes in cartoon and editorial illustration. Braley is also a world traveler, musician, cat owner, and comic art collector.