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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

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

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Frescoes from Ancient Thera (Akrotiri  site on modern Santorini & Candidate for Atlantis)

Frescoes from Ancient Thera (Akrotiri site on modern Santorini & Candidate for Atlantis)

11 Ancient History Ancient Thera topic (Akrotiri/modern island of Santorini and possible candidate for Atlantis if it ever existed). Images, information and effective thinking & learning activities related to the frescoes of Akrotiri which provide important insights into the Bronze Age Aegean society in which the were created. Music included is from free music/royalty free site (I did have a variety but had to remove due to file size). PowerPoint presentation is fully editable so you can adapt to your needs/add your own music if desired. PDF version also included for those who don't use PowerPoint.

By gcmem

Homer’s Odyssey – Books XIII – XIV, XVI, XIX, XXI-XIII Bundle  (14x lesson and more)

Homer’s Odyssey – Books XIII – XIV, XVI, XIX, XXI-XIII Bundle (14x lesson and more)

Homer’s Odyssey – Books XIII – XIV, XVI, XIX, XXI-XIII Bundle (14x lesson and more) This resource contains: 7x Key Events PowerPoints 7x Characters & Themes PowerPoints 7x Key Events Worksheets 7x Characters & Themes Worksheets 7x Plot, Language and Theme Homework Revision Questions This bundle of resources comes with all the resources needed for teachers to teach Books XIII, XIV, XVI, XIX, XXI, XXII and XXIII of Homer’s Odyssey. Each lesson is fully resourced with its own worksheet and cover the key events, themes and characters of each book. There is also a homework revision questions worksheet to reinforce the knowledge learnt in the classroom for each Book. These lessons will create excellent discussion between the students in your classroom as there is single, paired and group work too. Lessons are accessible to all abilities with ‘aim higher’ questions to extend the most able.

By matthew_nolan

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XXIII: Odysseus and Penelope (key events)

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XXIII: Odysseus and Penelope (key events)

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XXIII: Odysseus and Penelope (key events) This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint Presentation 1x Key Events Worksheet 1x Plot, Language and Themes Revision/Homework Questions This lesson introduces students to Book XXIII (Odysseus and Penelope) of Homer’s Odyssey. Students first reflect on what Odysseus has gone through to get be reunited with Penelope and then group the people into those who help and have hindered Odysseus. Students then summarise the key events of Book XXIII and then create a sales advertisement for Odysseus’ bed. Students finally reflect on the importance of Athene and question why she is still helping Odysseus even after he has regained his kingdom.

By matthew_nolan

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XXII: The Battle in the Hall (characters & themes)

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XXII: The Battle in the Hall (characters & themes)

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XXII: The Battle in the Hall (characters & themes) This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint Presentation 1x Characters & Themes Worksheet 1x Plot, Language and Themes Revision/Homework Questions This lesson encourages the students to examine the key characters & themes in Homer’s Odyssey Book XXII (the Battle in the Hall). First students reflect on the key events of the Book and then examine a set of the key themes/characters in groups before teaching each other. Finally, students reflect on which character is the most important in enabling Odysseus to regain his kingdom which is required to understand to achieve the top marks in essay style questions in the exam.

By matthew_nolan

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XXII: The Battle in the Hall (key events)

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XXII: The Battle in the Hall (key events)

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XXII: The Battle in the Hall (key events) This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint Presentation 1x Key Events Worksheet This lesson introduces students to Book XXII (The Battle in the Hall) of Homer’s Odyssey. Students first reflect on what we already know about the events of Book XXII (fate, omens) from previous Books studied. Students then summarise the key events and look at what happens to each Suitor. Finally students examine the actions of Odysseus, Athene and Telemachus and question whether or not they are justified.

By matthew_nolan

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XXI: The Great Bow (characters & themes)

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XXI: The Great Bow (characters & themes)

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XXI: The Great Bow (characters & themes) This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint Presentation 1x Characters & Themes Worksheet 1x Continuing Events Worksheet This lesson examines the characters and key themes in Book XXI (The Great Bow) of Homer’s Odyssey. Students first reflect on how the key themes have been developed in the other books studied in the second half of the Odyssey. Next students are required to find examples for each of the key themes from Book XXI, linking them to the different characters. Finally students reflect on the imagery used in Book XXI and the importance of Zeus’ after Odysseus strings the bow.

By matthew_nolan