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Mythological Creatures

Mythological Creatures

This lesson was aimed at year 9 but could easily be used for younger years. The lesson involves group work and introduces pupils to a wide range of mythological creatures from Classical myth to Harry Potter. They learn what stories the creatures come from, why they are appealing and why they are still used today in fiction and films. This lesson can be used as part of project work or even something more creative such as designing a film poster.
Alexisrgs
Greek Religion

Greek Religion

A great set of resources aimed at year 8-9 but could easily be used for older year groups. These resources could span a good five-six lessons. There is an introduction to ancient Greek religion; introduction to temples and pediment sculpture; plenty of activities for the group work leading to a project.
Alexisrgs
Classical Myth & Religion: Introducing Greek and Roman Religion

Classical Myth & Religion: Introducing Greek and Roman Religion

Designed with the new OCR Classical Civilisation 9-1 GCSE in mind. Students are introduced to Ancient religion in general and the concepts of Hiera & Religio and the contractual nature of worship in the ancient world. In addition to this there is an exercise for students that is designed to compare ancient worship to modern worship and draw out the similarities and differences. There is a wealth of information contained within. The presentation goes through first the Greek gods and then their Roman equivalents. Each of the god's/goddess' areas of patronage are outlined, as are details about their associated mythologies, stories of origin and iconography. An A3 sheet is included to print and photocopy for students to record details about each deity, first for Greece and then for Rome. Primary Sources and GCSE practice questions are included as are model answers which students can use to improve their own answers. A final assessment task is also included which has GCSE rigour and can be used to get an accurate understanding of student's understanding of the topic to GCSE standard. Throughout, all technical terms are explained in 'glossary boxes' and students are encouraged to make a note of these as the lessons progress to build up their own glossary of key terms. The lesson could be easily differentiated for KS3 pupils by cutting out the GCSE style questions and focusing instead on the stories of each god/goddess.
robertsad
Introduction to the Greek theatre - tragedy and comedy

Introduction to the Greek theatre - tragedy and comedy

This is a collection of lessons that should cover a whole term. It looks at the layout of the theatre, introduction to tragedy with a reading of Medea and Oedipus, introduction to Greek comedy with various consolidation tasks for revision. It could be used for KS2/3 or as an introduction to older pupils studying GCSE and A level Classics.
Alexisrgs
Ancient Greece Class Assembly **Fully Editable**

Ancient Greece Class Assembly **Fully Editable**

This play script was written for a year 6 class. There are some concepts and words that make it appropriate for older grades as well. Some amendments might be necessary to use for younger years. There are phonetic spellings included beside certain words to help with pronunciation. The script is written with 25 speaking parts however these can easily be shared to make more parts (although there are plenty of non-speaking actions needed on stage). Lines can also be easily merged together to cater to smaller groups. Currently there are 8 narrator parts, 12 Greek gods and 5 villagers. It should take between 15-25 minutes to perform. The first scene of the play reviews some basic geographical facts and examines ancient maps versus today's. Things we have gained from ancient Greek culture such as democracy and philosophy are touched on as well. The second scene is a series of tableaus (students form a still image with their bodies, as if creating a snapshot or picture of an event) that help demonstrate just how long ago 'ancient Greece' was, by showing significant events in history. The third scene introduces the 12 main gods who lived on Mount Olympus. Students have the opportunity to present any class work that represents the gods. A shield designed to represent each one or a poster that highlights each gods power or realm. The final scene is the only 'acting out' scene and it is a retelling of the myth about how Athens became Athena's city. This resource is a word document and is fully editable. Hope your class enjoys it as much as mine did!
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Fake Autopsy Report

Fake Autopsy Report

Used as part of lesson to investigate gladiators, students completed the form after reading various primary and secondary sources and looking at the wounds on a 'body' outlined on the floor.
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Found Treasures Sampler! FREEBIE 10 Clip-Art Pieces!

Found Treasures Sampler! FREEBIE 10 Clip-Art Pieces!

Commercial Use OKAY in your own covers and projects but NO reselling or redistributing as Clip-Art. FREEBIE. This sampler is designed to introduce you to the new "Found Treasures" Clip-Art sets! Each set features a beautiful collection of restored, edited, and reformatted public domain images (now!) fit for TPT classroom and product use!*No restrictions for United States sellers only. Status in other countries is unknown. Set Information: This set includes images that range from 1" to 8" in color, grayscale, and B/W. Due the nature of the images, most clip-art pieces are available in only one version. Images are drawn, painted, or photographs. Some images are taken from ancient sources, others from academic. All images are 300 dpi, png. Background: While viewing public domain images for references, I found myself in awe of the beauty, precision, and uniqueness of these spectacular images. It seemed to be a shame that many of these timeless images would go unseen when they had so much to offer students and teachers. While there were many fantastic pictures available, most needed a variety of edits and touch-up work to be suited for reuse. I decided it would be worthwhile to restore and share my "Found Treasures" in a format that would be better suited for projects. Why choose "Found Treasures"? ALL public domain images were filtered through libraries for "no known copyright restrictions" only. In addition, the bundle includes email transcripts from both sources stating permission to obtain and use commercially! Images were only downloaded from these sources in which commercial usage was guaranteed...and even encouraged! Excellent Selection-Hours of searching. These beautiful and timeless selections were not chosen at random or without thought. Designer viewpoint consideration was involved in each selection. Found Treasures only includes images that were thought to be good choices for products, covers, and classrooms. Appropriateness, aesthetics, subject matter, visuals, and potential for use were considered on each piece. Save yourself the hours of searching through public domain images and questioning their restrictions and determining the best images. The best images for use were determined selected and saved to this bundle! Quality! Last but not least, every single one of these images has been modified in some way to make it a better choice for educators and sellers. Images have been edited for contrast, color, cleanliness, boldness, and lighting.
IllumismartClipArt
Found Treasures: Ancient Greece & Rome ClipArt-50 Pc! Restored Public Domain.

Found Treasures: Ancient Greece & Rome ClipArt-50 Pc! Restored Public Domain.

Found Treasures "Ancient Greece and Rome" Clip-Art features a beautiful collection of restored, edited, and reformatted public domain images (now!) fit for lassroom and product use! These incredible images are inspired by ancient peoples, and in some cases, by the ancients themselves! Enjoy a set of worry-free* selection of 50 images that have been through a variety of digital restoration and reformatting to make them perfect for projects and presentations! *(Email transcripts double checking for permission are included!) *No restrictions for United States sellers only. Status in other countries is unknown. Check public domain laws in your country if you do not live in United States. Most images are older than 1928 or ancient sources. Set Information: This set includes images that range from 1" to 8" in color, grayscale, and B/W. Due the nature of the images, most clip-art pieces are available in only one version. Images are drawn, painted, or photographs. Some images are taken from ancient sources, others from academic. All images are 300 dpi, png. Themes: This set showcases a variety of themes including but not limited to architecture, aquaduct, people, generals, vases, columns, patterns, coins, decoration, illustrations of myths, Socrates, Remus and Romulus, and more! For more detail on included themes,download the preview file. Background: While viewing public domain images for references, I found myself in awe of the beauty, precision, and uniqueness of these spectacular images. It seemed to be a shame that many of these timeless images would go unseen when they had so much to offer students and teachers. While there were many fantastic pictures available, most needed a variety of edits and touch-up work to be suited for reuse. I decided it would be worthwhile to restore and share my "Found Treasures" in a format that would be better suited for projects.
IllumismartClipArt
Last Stand of the 300, The History Channel. Video Questions  With Answer Key!

Last Stand of the 300, The History Channel. Video Questions With Answer Key!

YouTube Video Link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_1d3ZasrTA&feature=player_detailpage The 300 Spartans, Sparta Leonidas, Athens, The Persian Empire With factual heft and epic zeal, this informative History Channel documentary chronicles the true story of some 300 Spartan soldiers who held their ground against an onslaught of Persian adversaries -- and inspired director Zach Snyder's hit 300. Digital animation combines with vivid, live-action footage to produce a stirring account of a pivotal battle that would change the course of the Western world. This documentary is a great visual for World History or cultural studies courses that are teaching Ancient Greece, Athens, Sparta and the Persian Empire . The video notes will allow students to follow along and remain engaged as they take in valuable content. This can also be given as a homework assignment where students can view the film at home or on YouTube and turn in video notes the next day. This assignment also speaks to point of view and provides an alternative source for those studying in Advanced Placement (AP) courses. World History Ancient Greece Athens Sparta Themistocles Cultural Studies and Activities Movie Guide Handouts Internet Activity Homework Media based assignments Non-Linguistics Assignments Thanks for looking and happy teaching.
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Narrative Writing Activity: 100 vocabulary words about Myths & Legends Map

Narrative Writing Activity: 100 vocabulary words about Myths & Legends Map

Are your students writing fantastical stories about Myths and Legends? This map includes the 100 top Tier II words to describe Myths and Legends (based on a data analysis by our Cambridge University experts to find the most statistically relevant words). The map will help students choose the perfect word for their captivating myths and legends. The words range from mythical creatures and places to words to describe heroes. How to use? This map can be used as a handout to give to students while they are writing or as a poster to hang in your classroom. MrsWordsmith.com uses machine learning to identify 10,000 words in the English language that matter for academic success, with a team of Cambridge University AI experts. We are illustrating these 10,000 words with the award-winning artists behind Madagascar & Hotel Transylvania. SIGN UP at https://www.mrswordsmith.com/pages/teachers for FREE Hollywood-Illustrated vocabulary resources. MORE ABOUT MRS WORDSMITH The world’s most effective way to learn vocabulary. Only 10,000 words matter for academic success. And we're illustrating all of them! From ages 7-17. HOW IT WORKS We teach you how to use words correctly, by learning words in context, through statistically relevant word pairs. For example word pairs (or collocations) for crave include: "crave coffee", "crave affection", "crave power". RECOMMENDED AND USED BY TOP SCHOOLS AND INSTITUTIONS ☆☆☆☆☆ “Effective” Professor Ted Briscoe, University of Cambridge ☆☆☆☆☆ “Relevant” Head of School Emma Madden, Fox Primary School ☆☆☆☆☆ “Inspirational” Deputy Head Hannah Verney, Westminster Under School CHILDREN LEARN BETTER VISUALLY Our hilariously illustrated words engage students and help them learn a richer, more descriptive vocabulary. They'll soon use blurted instead of said and staggered in place of walk. OUR MISSION Our mission is to connect every young person to the words they need to know, in the fastest and more unforgettable, so they can enjoy the journey and avoid cramming. CRAVE MORE HILARIOUSLY ILLUSTRATED RESOURCES? Visit https://www.mrswordsmith.com/pages/teachers to sign-up for more FREE hilariously illustrated resources.
MrsWordsmith
Narrative Writing Activity: 100 vocabulary words about Greek Gods

Narrative Writing Activity: 100 vocabulary words about Greek Gods

Are your students writing about the Ancient Greek Gods? This map includes the 100 top Tier II words to describe Ancient Greek Gods (based on a data analysis by our Cambridge University experts to find the most statistically relevant words). The map will help students choose the perfect word for their compelling stories about the ancient Greek Gods. The words describe some of the most famous Greek Gods and Goddesses such as Zeus, Athena, Poseidon, Apollo, Aphrodite and Hades. How to use? This map can be used as a handout to give to students while they are writing or as a poster to hang in your classroom. MrsWordsmith.com uses machine learning to identify 10,000 words in the English language that matter for academic success, with a team of Cambridge University AI experts. We are illustrating these 10,000 words with the award-winning artists behind Madagascar & Hotel Transylvania. SIGN UP at https://www.mrswordsmith.com/pages/teachers for FREE Hollywood-Illustrated vocabulary resources. MORE ABOUT MRS WORDSMITH The world’s most effective way to learn vocabulary. Only 10,000 words matter for academic success. And we're illustrating all of them! From ages 7-17. HOW IT WORKS We teach you how to use words correctly, by learning words in context, through statistically relevant word pairs. For example word pairs (or collocations) for crave include: "crave coffee", "crave affection", "crave power". RECOMMENDED AND USED BY TOP SCHOOLS AND INSTITUTIONS ☆☆☆☆☆ “Effective” Professor Ted Briscoe, University of Cambridge ☆☆☆☆☆ “Relevant” Head of School Emma Madden, Fox Primary School ☆☆☆☆☆ “Inspirational” Deputy Head Hannah Verney, Westminster Under School CHILDREN LEARN BETTER VISUALLY Our hilariously illustrated words engage students and help them learn a richer, more descriptive vocabulary. They'll soon use blurted instead of said and staggered in place of walk. OUR MISSION Our mission is to connect every young person to the words they need to know, in the fastest and more unforgettable, so they can enjoy the journey and avoid cramming. CRAVE MORE HILARIOUSLY ILLUSTRATED RESOURCES? Visit https://www.mrswordsmith.com/pages/teachers to sign-up for more FREE hilariously illustrated resources.
MrsWordsmith
Ancient Greece: Dance

Ancient Greece: Dance

Teach ancient Greeks at war through dance. This is a primary resource aimed at KS2. There are added keywords for a literacy minute and a suggestion of music that you could use.
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