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Greek Mythology Wordsearch Starter Activity Myths and Legends Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Greek Mythology Wordsearch Starter Activity Myths and Legends Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Greek Mythology'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!

By mikedean

Harry Potter characters and their links to classical (Roman & Greek) mythology

Harry Potter characters and their links to classical (Roman & Greek) mythology

Did you know that most of the names of characters and magical creatures in the Harry Potter series have roots in classical mythology and Latin and/or Ancient Greek? Do your students love Harry Potter? This is a ready to use, editable Powerpoint presentation with slides of 24 different characters and creatures from the Harry Potter series, where possible with images from the movie. In the notes for each slide you will find the description of that slide: the connection between that specific Harry Potter character and Latin or Ancient Greek language and/or mythology. Let the students recognise the characters and teach them about the links with the classics, to let them discover once again that the classics really are all around us, if only we learn to see them!

By CreativeClassics

Why did Darius III lose the Battle of Issus?

Why did Darius III lose the Battle of Issus?

Classical (Greek) historians speak of the ineptitude and incompetence of Darius III and refer to him being fated to lose his empire to the rising star, Alexander. Modern historians argue that Darius III was a leader with a successful military background who was simply outmanoeuvred by an even more capable warlord. What is the truth? This source-based homework task is designed for students of the NSW Ancient History Syllabus. Higher School Certificate course Option D: Persia - Cyrus II to the death of Darius III

By WayneWoods

What role did the Persian navy play in military conquest?

What role did the Persian navy play in military conquest?

We don't associate a land-based power like Persia with sea conquest. Yet, Persia had a very strong navy that was constructed by and manned by subject peoples including Ionian Greeks, Egyptians and Cypriots, all of whom had a history of successful shipping industries. Cambyses' conquest of Egypt and the Greek Wars fought by Darius I and Xerxes would have been impossible without a navy. This source-based homework task is designed for students of the NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Higher School Certificate course Historical Periods Option D: Persia - Cyrus II to the death of Darius III Historical Societies Option D: Persia in the time of Darius II and Xerxes

By WayneWoods

Greece & Rome: Origin of Democracy ~ A Document Based Activity ~

Greece & Rome: Origin of Democracy ~ A Document Based Activity ~

This 5 page DOCUMENT BASED (Primary Source) packet addresses the different forms of democracy practiced in Greece (Athens) and Rome, who were considered the citizens of Greece and Rome, how philosophers like Plato and Aristotle improved democracy through their writing, and duties of the citizen in in the democracies of Greece and Rome. Students will be guided through the reading of primary source excerpts by answering critical thinking questions about each document. Some document excerpts included: Plato's The Law, Aristotle's The Politics, the 12 Tables (Roman Law) and several more...At the end of the packet, students are given a final question to answer on the contents of the packet which will allow students to exhibit their overall understanding of the material.

By learningisapassion

What was the nature and purpose of the building program at Pasargardae?

What was the nature and purpose of the building program at Pasargardae?

The early Achaemenid Persian monarch, Cyrus II established a city on the tableland north of the modern city of Shiraz in order to give himself a base from which to govern the Persian tribes in the area of Parsa (modern Fars). Both Cyrus and his immediate successor, Darius I set about building a fortress, palace and numerous other buildings associated with a small city. Such a settlement must have appeared foreign to the rural and nomadic Persians but Pasargardae was an important military and administrative base. This source-based homework task is designed for students of the NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Higher School Certificate course Historical Periods Option D: Persia - Cyrus II to the death of Darius III Historical Societies Option D: Persia in the time of Darius II and Xerxes

By WayneWoods

What is Slavery? Introduction

What is Slavery? Introduction

What is slavery? Comparison activity of slavery - Egyptian, Medieval, Empirical and Modern Source analysis Level 3-6 (NC) differentiation Homework activity - pupils to research the four periods and draw a picture to represent slavery during that time period.

By ellie_ryl

Discover your Roman name

Discover your Roman name

This fun activity includes instructions for students to discover what their Roman name would be, according to the three-part Roman naming system. It teaches them about the Roman nomenclature system and, in a step-by-step instruction, it creatively encourages them to think about their own Romanised name. It can be printed as a poster or as a handout activity.

By CreativeClassics

Ancient Rome- From Origins to Empire PPT

Ancient Rome- From Origins to Empire PPT

Excellent 43 slide PPT on Ancient Rome from its origins to becoming an Empire. Covers all the main information pupils need to know with plenty of graphics, images, maps and detailed points. Includes questions to check learning.

By Polaphuca

Ancient Egypt Overview PPT

Ancient Egypt Overview PPT

Excellent 21 slide PPT overview and introduction to Ancient Egypt. Contains plenty of graphics, images and detailed points so pupils gain a clear overview of the topic.

By Polaphuca

How important was Zoroastrianism to Achaemenid Persians?

How important was Zoroastrianism to Achaemenid Persians?

The origins of Zoroastrianism are associated with the early Achaemenid Persian Empire. But what is less well known is that Zoroastrianism changed considerably over the Achaemenid period as it was adopted by the royal family and the Persian elite. It was a fluid and adaptive belief system. But it certainly wasn't the only religious belief in Persia. This source-based homework task is designed for students of the NSW ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Higher School Certificate course Historical Periods Option D: Persia - Cyrus II to the death of Darius III Historical Societies Option D: Persia in the time of Darius II and Xerxes

By WayneWoods