This year I have two 7th grade students- R and P. Yep, R is homeschooled this year.
When I asked him what he wanted to learn about for History this year, he said Ancient Rome and Greece. This fits in quite nicely with my plans to introduce Latin.
There are vast and rich resources for Ancient Greek and Romans aimed at Middle Schoolers. Almost too much! I know we have much to choose from.
However, I also want to add in Charlotte Mason style “living books”, poems, and literature. But what to pick that is age appropriate for 7th grade boys? The Aeneid is obviously out. Frankly, I’m not very familiar with the genre and I will be learning alongside the boys.
What do you suggest? I’m looking for plays, stories, poetry, and written works, preferably ones that helped shape Roman culture, but not at a high school level and I really don’t want “children’s versions” or severely abridged versions.