When at Primoris Academy… Do as the Romans Do!

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The Students at Primoris Academy experience “Rome Day” highlighting life in ancient Rome.

One of Primoris Academy's students showing off Roman attire during the "Rome Day" fashion show.

One of Primoris Academy's students showing off Roman attire during the "Rome Day" fashion show.

Using the theme of ancient Rome for November's curriculum throughout all Primoris Academy's classes allow the children to learn subjects in 360° and comprehend all subjects more effectively.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 was “Rome Day” at Primoris Academy and the students did as the Romans did. The precocious students at the school presented and acted out daily Roman life including segments on: home and family life, Roman schooling, games/sports/celebrations, and fashion. Located in Westwood, New Jersey, Primoris Academy is an independent private school which has a unique curriculum that inspires and challenges advanced learners.

The day started out with a puppet show written and performed by students which created a realistic Roman home scene. The material was based on their research on Roman family life and mealtime customs.

Following the puppet show, other students presented Roman schooling at three levels: starting, grammar, and rhetorical. Schooling was presented by the students acting as teachers in ancient Rome where they had to create realistic lesson plans that would have been taught.

The third segment allowed students to present their research on Ancient Roman sporting events, holidays, and games by teaching some to their peers.

The final segment of Rome Day allowed some of the school’s youngest students to present what ancient Romans wore. The students created a fashion show, strutting down the runway, to demonstrate the clothing use for different social classes of Rome.

Immediately following the fashion show, all students in the school participated in a Roman banquet where discussions of the day’s presentation continued till the day’s end.

The students at Primoris Academy have been using a “Connected Lesson Plan” approach to learning. This is where one central theme is used to connect all academic subjects where applicable. This year, the entire school has been using world history as its connecting theme. So far, all the students have studied ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Next destination?... Medieval times!

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