The Archaeology of Ancient Greece

The Archaeology of Ancient Greece

Introduction to the project and teaching resources Within this folder you will find a series of documents about Ancient Greece with a focus on daily life and houses. All of these materials are designed for cross-curricula teaching and cover the English, History, Maths, Science, Geography, and Art subjects of the National Curriculum. Please do not feel that you have to use all of these files and the associated activities, as they may not all be appropriate for your teaching or timetable. The materials include both background information to the subjects covered, and actual teaching materials, including various activities. These resources were conceived together with the intention of providing teachers with all of the information they would need to teach a topic on daily life in Ancient Greece. Thus some of the activities will require you, as the teacher, to have engaged with all of the background materials within your planning, even if you do not use them directly in your lessons. For example, presentation 20, which provides information and activities for the Science curriculum on Vision and Light, requires you to have read about Greek houses and the family, which is found in presentations 05, 07-10 and 14. All of the teaching activities have been designed to support the students’ core knowledge and skills as outlined in the National Curriculum. For example, presentation 01 covers the topic of archaeology as a discipline, including what Classical archaeologists study, and where they undertake their excavations. Within this presentation (01) there are two specific activities on slides 3-6. The Kmz* file (02) (for use in Google Earth), and Presentations 03 and 04, extend this topic into Maths and Geography activities that can be done both in and outside the classroom. These activities may be followed by presentation 05, which focuses on the settlement (Olynthus) that provides the basis of many of the other presentations about specific issues regarding houses, daily life and the family in Ancient Greece. Presentation 06 is a LEGO Education activity that is linked to presentations 01 and 05, and develops students’ work in the English, Art and Design subjects of the National Curriculum.
Grand_Designs
Greek Medicine

Greek Medicine

A fully detailed and engaging year 7 lesson on Greek Medicine with Starter, Presentation, Main, Activity, Assessment and Plenary.
Edustem1
DERIC Bundle

DERIC Bundle

DERIC (Reading with RIC, ERIC and various other names) is a whole class reading approach where, rather than the guided reading carousel, all children work on the same text and questions. This bundle contains five examples across World War 2, Art (Magritte), Ancient Olympics and The Stone Age.
Holtonmaths
DERIC - The Stone Age (Whole Class Read)

DERIC - The Stone Age (Whole Class Read)

A DERIC (Whole Class Reading) session, developing the ability to draw inferences and comment on authorial choice. A brief Powerpoint based on the ERIC principles, then an independent task. Text included.
Holtonmaths
Theseus and the Minotaur Creative Writing Structure Strips!

Theseus and the Minotaur Creative Writing Structure Strips!

These creative writing structure strips are designed to help children with formulating creative writing pieces based on Theseus and the Minotaur. They are tried and tested in the classroom - they are loved by teachers and students, and have helped to enable some incredible compositions! These structure strips were initially designed for KS2 children, however (perhaps with a tweak here and there) they could be used for lower KS3 or upper KS1. Provided in both PDF (to prevent formatting issues between computers) and Word (to allow for easy editing). Each A4 page contains 4 structure strips. Hope that they prove useful for you too - Enjoy!
TandLGuru
Researching the Aztecs - KS2

Researching the Aztecs - KS2

This resource includes: PPT Starter Integrated handbook for students to complete all about ‘the Aztecs’ ‘Code breaker’ plenary Lesson plan Support ‘cheat sheet’ for L.A Students This lesson plan is based around using ‘microsoft encarta’ for researching, however the lesson could easily be used alongside other similar software. Enjoy!
HDLouise
Ancient Egyptian Video Worksheet

Ancient Egyptian Video Worksheet

Worksheet designed for youtube video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO1tzmi1V5g. Has related questions from the video for students to attempt. Should be used as an introductory excercise for younger secondary school students to the topic of Ancient Egypt.
kjackson107
History Hypothesis and History Sources (POMPEII)

History Hypothesis and History Sources (POMPEII)

By the end of this lesson the students will be able to understand what a hypothesis is, and make their hypothesis for different history matters. They will find out about Pompeii and they will be able to find evidence in range of different sources (artefact, document, pictures).
MrFokion
Ancient Egyptian - Thinking Tasks

Ancient Egyptian - Thinking Tasks

Here is a selection of thinking tasks that will support the History topic of Ancient Egyptians. There are 8 different thinking tasks that can be used in any History lesson. They can be delivered as a stand-alone activity or further developed into a mini topic, to support other ideas. These tasks are ideal for developing Creative Thinking and Speaking and Listening within your class. They can be used across both KS1 and KS2.
gm8ty30
Egypts and Greeks

Egypts and Greeks

A fully detailed engaging lesson for year 7 on Egypts and Greeks included starter, activity, task, presentation, homework and assessment.
Edustem1
Stonehenge - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

Stonehenge - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text describes the history and possible use of Stonehenge. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including a true or false exercise, a fill in the gaps exercise and a fun crossword. The text can be used for IGCSE and TOEFL vocabulary building purposes. This handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key included.
MariaPht
Egyptian Mummification Processes Worksheet

Egyptian Mummification Processes Worksheet

Worksheet on Ancient Egyptian Mummification Processes. Contains close excercises for the three different methods of embalming corpses in the Ancient Egyptian period. Best used after students have learnt some content on embalming. Suited to lower secondary school history.
kjackson107
Stone Age to Iron Age - 3 week information writing unit - every session resourced - Year 3 or Year 4

Stone Age to Iron Age - 3 week information writing unit - every session resourced - Year 3 or Year 4

Drama! Talk! Reading skills! Grammar skills! Organising information in fun and inviting ways… It’s all here in this fully resourced (many resources are also differentiated) and carefully planned unit linked with history. Perfect for Year 3 or Year 4! I have included the full unit in a zip folder, as you cannot see it all in the preview. The children begin with an assessment task (a cold task) and then spend a week exploring a model text about the Stone Age and learning some key grammar skills for year 3 and 4. They go on to learn about structure and organisation whilst also learning about mammoths! Finally they use all of their new skills to create their own information text about the Iron Age. The whole 15 lesson unit is full of games and activities focused on these skills: I can show what I already know about writing an information text I can ask questions to improve my understanding of the text I can quickly find information in non-fiction texts I can use conjunctions (when, before, after, while) to explain when things happen I can use prepositions (in, on, inside, at, by, during, before, after) to explain when and where I can spot the key features of information texts I can use paragraphs to group information I can use headings and sub-headings to organise an information text I can present (show) information in different ways I can use glossaries to check the meaning of words (repair ‘meaning breakdowns’) I can present information in different ways
extra golden-time
Stone Age Boy - literacy unit of work

Stone Age Boy - literacy unit of work

Planning and resources for the Year 3 and 4 English national curriculum based around Satoshi Kitamura’s story, Stone Age Boy. Eight literacy sessions are planned for children to plan, draft and write, evaluate and edit their own adventure story using the structure, vocabulary and grammar of the Stone Age Boy story as a ‘master’ example. The planning covers the following objectives from the national curriculum: to identify themes in stories to participate in discussions about books, taking turns and listening to what others say to discuss and record ideas to organise paragraphs around a theme to use simple organisational devices to use vocabulary and grammar from a story when writing to assess the effectiveness of my own and others writing and suggest improvements.
Katharine7
Structured Essay on Israeli  and Palestinian Conflict Since 1948.

Structured Essay on Israeli and Palestinian Conflict Since 1948.

This study explains the Topic: Why has it been so difficult to bring peace between Israel and the Palestinians since 1948?. The study is chronologically arranged to educate students on the how to write a structured essay on the topic.The resource uses narrative and argumentative technique to explain the topic as a guide to writing Paper 4 History IGCSE.
geo_pal2000
How to analyse a source

How to analyse a source

How to analyse a Source using the acronym OCMARU - Origin, Content, Motive, Audience, Reliability and Usefulness. Handout for students leading them through key questions to ask of Primary and Secondary sources in the study of history. Excellent for all high school students
teen91113
Samurai Rising Novel Study

Samurai Rising Novel Study

This resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with Samurai Rising by Pamela Turner. The pack has been designed in alignment with Common Core Reading Standards for Grade 7. About the Novel: A samurai fights for honor and survival in a real-life Game of Thrones. Stirring narrative nonfiction recounts the rise of Minamoto Yoshitsune from seemingly doomed infant to immortal warrior-hero (and one of the most famous samurai in Japanese history). Acclaimed author Pamela S. Turner delivers all the drama, romance, and tragedy of the original story–with delightfully dry wit and a healthy dose of modern perspective. Gorgeous ink paintings by celebrated graphic-novelist Gareth Hinds complete this irresistible package. About the Resource: The pack has been designed to cover five weeks, with assigned pages for reading, comprehension tasks and quotation and structure analysis. A digital copy of the file on Google Slides is available with download for children to edit online instead of printing the pack.
erinbrasington
Ancient Greek Food (Tasting)

Ancient Greek Food (Tasting)

An introduction to the diet of the ancient Greeks by tasting! This resource can be used at the start of a learning journey on Ancient Greece, to engage, or at the end. I have also used it the day before a ‘Fabulous Finish’ (Ancient Greek Day) where the children dressed in costumes, designed their own Greek pottery and carved in clay, held a mini Olympic games tournament and then marched into a feast, giving due honour to Zeus before eating. It worked well in this manner, because the children were already aware of the types of foods they would be sampling and why. The resource set includes: Presentation on the diet of the Ancient Greeks. A printable Menu - edit on the ppt to include the food you have bought Slides to show what foods are going to be sampled A printout where children can rate the food, based on its appearance and texture and taste etc. (Print from ppt) A suggested follow up task - where children design their own menus, of Ancient Greek style food, using effusive persuasive language. All the food types included, are easy to source, and I found Aldi/Lidl extremely good value for 60 pupils. Most children gagged on the anchovies, but it was part of the fun - they all loved the goats cheese/greek yoghurt squeezy honey combo (and some were eating the honey simply on its own!) I hope you enjoy using this resource.
Nataliebu
Course work on Israel and Palestine Conflict over Jerusalem

Course work on Israel and Palestine Conflict over Jerusalem

A comprehensive guide to writing a course work. The resource uses a thematic approach to explain in a narrative technique the main differences between the belief of the Palestinians and the Israelis. The resource looks at the two religions: Judaism and Islam and the complexity of the problem arising from the question of who is right to control Jerusalem. The study is chronologically arranged from the 7th century to date and ex-rays the conquest of the Romans over Judea, the rise of Islam , the impact of World War 1 and holocaust, migration and the Role of United Nations in the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Prepared for IGCSE History depth study .
geo_pal2000