Make your own free website on

Dear Fellow Educator:

I am an ancient history teacher at a middle school near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Over the past few years, I have developed several pieces of historical fiction in a "choose your own adventure" format. These stories are based on actual people, places, and events of the ancient world. They are designed to be read aloud by the teacher to the entire classroom, or individually online.  They allow students to make choices and use their imaginations in an interactive way in order to experience life in ancient times. At certain points in the story, the students are asked to decide in which direction the story should go. In some stories the students will make a decision, however the outcome may be randomized to add an element of surprise to the scenario. Some adventures allow the students to translate messages written in ancient languages. Each adventure includes a series of follow-up questions to check for understanding. These stories are written with a special focus on the young adult listener/reader. For many years now, these activities have been successfully utilized with both regular education and learning support students. They include step-by-step, easy to follow directions, and they are ideal for public, home school, and individual use. I hope you find these stories as educational and fascinating as others have found them!


Jay D'Ambrosio, M.A.

Home I CyberMuseum l Contact Us I Terms of Service

Jay D'Ambrosio 1998