Friday, August 15, 2014


This was a fun hands-on activity.
Roman Diptych (double sided tablet).
Romans did not have public schools. Romans who had money sent their children to either a private school, or were homeschooled by hired servant tutors. (Only boys received academic education.)
They used a hinged double sided tablets made with reusable clay, which they used to write during school.
We got to make these diptychs with a few simple materials, then practiced our Roman numerals on them. Even after 3 days, my kids are still carrying them around, writing/ drawing on them.
Materials used:
Non-drying clay from Michaels
Hinged 2 sided picture frames from the Dollar Store
Play dough rollers to flatten out clay
Stylus made from sharpened chopsticks
This one made me laugh out loud.

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