TES collection Ancient Greece
Primary History - Ancient Greece
In this collection you will find superb resources, shared by our generous contributors, to teach a topic on Ancient Greece. Browse the full unit plans, set the scene using maps, share Greek myths with powerpoints, play Greek Gods Top Trumps and even solve a murder mystery!
- To place your topic in context, use this timeline from Ancient Greece through to the modern day.
- Maps for pupils to locate places associated with Ancient Greece.
- A blank map for pupils to locate places linked to Ancient Greeks topic.
- Plans and a multitude of resources for an Ancient Greece unit, aimed at Year 6.
- Six weeks of planning for the Ancient Greeks aimed at year 5. Could be adapted to other year groups.
- Aimed at Year 5/6, with subject links to History, Geography, Art, DT, ICT, PE and English.
- Plans aimed at Year 5, including RE, theatre, education and wars.
- In this lesson on the Greek myths, the children used stories as a starting point for historical research, and gained an understanding that the past can be represented and interpreted in different ways.
- These year 5/6 lessons were planned around interpretations of history, incorporating myths and legends for a cross-curricular approach.
- A PowerPoint telling the story of Theseus and the Minotaur. Useful for an Ancient Greece topic and for ICT to show how to create digital stories.
- Very simple powerpoint, aimed at SEN pupils, introducing main Ancient Greek gods and goddesses, showing a picture for each and their ‘symbol’. Simple ‘guess the gods’ quiz at the end.
- Top Trump-style cards with space for pupils to illustrate each one before playing as a game.
- A short version of the story, told in rhyming couplets, ideal for a school performance.
- A simple version of the myth with pictures, to show as a powerpoint presentation or to laminate for a wall display.
- The aims of this lesson are to develop an understanding of the weapons and tactics used in ancient Greek warfare; and to be able to read and understand a challenging text and extract information from it.
- Information on Ancient Greek warfare, which also makes a useful text for guided reading.
- Sorting statements for use in English and history. In pairs, the pupils work out which statement was correct for either Athens or Sparta.
- A PowerPoint showing the key similarities and differences between the two main cities in Ancient Greece. Ideal as an opener to the lesson, it also includes a task at the end.
- Covers lesson for comparing Athens and Sparta, The Olympics and the Battles of Thermopylae and Salamis.
- A lesson on the origin of Olympic games, building on work on Greek ideas about heroes.
- A worksheet for pupils to fill in after researching the Olympic Games.
- This is a murder mystery set in Ancient Greece, with video and paper-based evidence, to provide an engaging and unusual lesson.
- These two linked lessons look at democracy and government.
- A fun, interactive investigation based on the children’s film Night at the Museum. Can be used to help children’s teamwork skills and investigation skills in both History and Art.
- A picture of different parts of a Greek theatre with a labelling and cloze activity - aimed at lower attainers.
- A simple wordsearch based on Ancient Greece - ideal for homework, at the end of the lesson or simply as a bit of fun!