Green Vale’s 6th Grade Recreates Ancient Roman Engineering

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  19. December 2015

Old Brookville, NY - December 18, 2015 - The Green Vale 6th grade was fully immersed in the study of Ancient Greece and Rome this trimester. To extend the students’ learning, Upper School history teachers Jillian Casey and Karenn Ressa charged them with investigating a specific topic of Roman engineering such as aqueducts, roads, and buildings, and had them present their research by recreating the structure.  In addition, a variety of other topics were explored such as the development of the Roman calendar and language, the use of lighthouses, the evolution of medicine, and marriage rites observed in ancient times.  Class time included a “gallery tour” for students to learn from their peers’ creations.

Roman Aqueducts

The Green Vale School, located in Old Brookville, Long Island, is an independent school specializing in Early Childhood through Middle School situated on a 40-acre campus on the doorstep of New York City. Green Vale has been providing students with an uncommon core of academic excellence and character development since 1923 – inspiring students to excel, to lead and to care.

Circus Maximus


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