About Famous Figures of Ancient Times
Famous Figures are a collection of paper doll like figures from history that can be colored, cut, and assembled and used to visually help your children make connections in their learning. There are several books in the Famous Figures collection, including Famous Figures of Ancient Times. This book contains twenty people who shaped history including Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, Caesar Augustus, Narmer, Hannibal (and his elephant!), Moses, Jesus, and more! Every character is available in color and black and white, allowing your child to personalize their character if desired. Once colored, they can cut the character apart and then attach the pieces together with small brads (not included), creating a moveable paper figure!
This book is available at Timberdoodle Co for $18.95 and is included in their 2016 First-Grade Curriculum Kit.
Our Thoughts on Famous Figures of Ancient Times
I have been curious about this product since the first time I saw a friend blogging about it as part of her history curriculum. I love the concept of having the characters to tie into what we are learning! For our review, we chose to do Julius Caesar. We had just finished listening to Heirloom Audio Productions' Beric the Briton which takes place mostly in Rome. We had been chatting about the Roman culture and their leaders, so it was a perfect connection to learn about Julius Caesar and cutout the character. I decided to go with the pre-colored character this time and Little Britches worked on cutting it out, punching the holes, and inserting the brads.
Timberdoodle Co, generously included a hole punch and tiny brads as part of the review of this book.
I appreciated that I could use the information in the front of the book as a guide to talk about the character and his place in history. I think having these little paragraphs are very helpful for using the book.
I found that the characters didn't have too many pieces to cut and put together which is great considering Little Britches doesn't care for tedious detailed cutting. Both boys liked how the character wiggles and moves once put together, and they would have him walk along the counter and talk with silly voices.