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The Later Achievements of Theseus

The Later Achievements of Theseus

The lesson starts with a task aimed at getting students to recall what they already know about Theseus through the study of his labours. Next the lesson focuses on the three versions of the Ariadne myth with a set of questions designed to look at the myth from their own perspective, but also through the eyes of an ancient Athenian. After this students are introduced to Theseus’ significance as king of Athens and then are presented with an extract from Plutarch’s Life of Theseus and asked 5 questions (can be printed as a handout) designed to get students thinking more deeply about primary sources in Classical Civilisation. Finally they need to consider why Plutarch decided to parallel Theseus to Romulus, even though their roles in terms of founding their respective cities are different. Students then read through the relevant parts of Euripides’ Heracles (included) and are asked 3 questions to answer for each part. Students can be assigned a different character and the relevant part of the play for students is split into six- From when Heracles learns he has murdered his wife and children, to the end of the play. This allows the play to be accessible and a chance for the teacher to address any misunderstandings or misconceptions. Obviously there is a focus on Theseus despite the name of the play, since it is Theseus who proves the greater man at the end of the play. 1 and 2 mark questions then follow based on their learning in the unit so far and finally there is an 8 mark comparative exam question. Students can recall their prior knowledge of Heracles’ association with Olympia from earlier in the course, and compare it to Theseus’ association with Athens. There is an extension task added on which involves students imagining they are at Theseus’ public funeral and writing an appropriate eulogy for him. This is designed for students to summarise their knowledge of Theseus’ life and demonstrate their ability to highlight the most significant moments.
robertsad
The Labours of Theseus

The Labours of Theseus

The lesson starts by asking students what the lesson might be about based on a set of abstract images. It assumes some prior knowledge about the basics of Theseus’s life e.g. How he was born and who he was. Included in the powerpoint which can be printed A3 or A4 is a worksheet which students can fill in with information about each of Theseus’ labours as you go through them on the board. Students are introduced to the kylix depicting the labours of Theseus housed in the British Museum. As a prescribed source for the GCSE, it is crucial that students know which labour is depicted where on the kylix itself. This powerpoint provides rotated and enlarged versions of each depiction at the appropriate points in the lesson. This ensures that students are constantly thinking not only about Theseus’ labours, but also how they are depicted on the kylix at all times. All the information students need to know about each of Theseus’ labours for the new Classical Civilisation OCR 9-1 GCSE is included. Having already studied Heracles earlier on in the course. There are questions to prompt comparisons with Theseus’ contemporary hero – in particular in the labours that they undertake and the way in which they go about doing them. This comparative thinking will help with the exam question at the end of the lesson. There is a link to a short animation (appropriate for all ages) included to his final labour: the defeat of the Minotaur which students can use to enhance their understanding of this story. The kylix is then referred back to as students are asked to contemplate how appropriate each depiction on the kylix is based on what they know about their labour, followed by a ranking and justification task. Finally, an 8 mark comparison question is included. It is designed to take them 8 minutes as per the timings on the paper at GSCE, and as a support there are sentence starters and helpful tips available to those that might need it. An extension task is also included which encourages the comparison with Heracles.
robertsad
Persian Empire - Cyrus and the conquest of Babylon

Persian Empire - Cyrus and the conquest of Babylon

Lesson and resources investigate Babylon and Cyrus’ take over. Students look at a comparison between the Babylonian king and Cyrus and why Cyrus was able to take the city so easily. Again Herodotus is at the heart of the tasks, but this also introduces the Nabonidus Chronicle and the important Cyrus Cylinder.
lperry44
Persian Empire and using Herodotus

Persian Empire and using Herodotus

Lesson focuses on geography of Persia, by comparing the Persian world today to its origin before Cyrus the Great. Focus on how to use Herodotus and building knowledge of his characteristics as a historian.
lperry44
Who were the Amazons? - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

Who were the Amazons? - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text describes myth of the Amazons and any real-life correlations they may have with the Pazyryk tribe of Siberia. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including a true or false exercise, a definitions match, a word search 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
History of Medicine Timeline

History of Medicine Timeline

This time line covers the key dates of the GCSE 9-1 History of Medicine Course. It can be used as a revision aid or stuck into the inside of a workbook to provide quick reference for students in lessons.
AIOM_TEACH
Ancient Greece: Democracy and Ostracism

Ancient Greece: Democracy and Ostracism

Planned for my Y4/5 class, goes into Ancient Greek democracy and ostracism. Contains ppt, worksheets and supporting resources. It does NOT contain the otraska referred to in the ppt - I used bits of broken pots. I got the idea from this from a website that charged £5 - it’s a good idea, but the resources were sadly lacking. I made this, based on that lesson idea. Enjoy!
piginmuck
Free Ancient Greece Colouring Pages

Free Ancient Greece Colouring Pages

Free Ancient Greece Colouring Pages. Included: Ancient Greece boat / warship Ancient Greece warrior/ Achilles; Ancient Greece Athena; Ancient Greece vase / amphora; Ancient Greece discus thrower; Ancient Greece Zeus; Ancient Greece Lyric / poet Ancient Greece coins; Ancient Greece kantharos / pottery; Ancient Greece chariot. Can be used when studying Ancient Greece in KS2. The file is in .pdf format and not editable. A4 size. Thank you for your interest, Hoppy Times
hoppytimes
Ancient Greece democracy v modern day

Ancient Greece democracy v modern day

I created this from various resources available including one on TES (originator pantobabe from 2013) that was a bit wordy. Thought I’d share it as it ended up a couple of hours work and would like to save someone else the time! I used in my Year 5 class today and they were very excited about writing their own speeches - we will vote next week.
pipmoss12
Ancient Peoples Bundle - Reading Comprehension Worksheets - Texts (SAVE 55%)

Ancient Peoples Bundle - Reading Comprehension Worksheets - Texts (SAVE 55%)

This bundle includes different Reading Comprehension Worksheets suitable for higher intermediate advanced ESL learners. The texts explore different cultures and civilization during ancient times. After carefully reading each text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, crosswords, word search exercises, matching exercises and engage in in-depth classroom discussions on topics relevant to each text. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGCSE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes.
MariaPht
Ancient History Big Bundle!

Ancient History Big Bundle!

THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS EACH OF THE ANCIENT HISTORY KNOWLEDGE ORGANISERS, IN ADDITION TO THE ANCIENT HISTORY POINTLESS GAMES! The clear, detailed and visually-appealing knowledge organisers offer complete reference points for students learning or revising knowledge relating to each of the following ancient history topics: Ancient Egypt; Ancient Greece; The Romans. Each organiser contains a number of comprehensive sections explaining the key elements of the topic, timelines detailing key times and events, diagrams and images to visually aid understanding, and key facts to extend the learning of higher attaining students. The resources are designed to be printed onto A3, and are provided as both PDFs and Word documents (so that you can edit should you wish to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included). Based on the popular game show, the ‘Pointless’ games are perfect for use as whole lesson resources, enrichment options, or revision tools. The games are editable, so that you can change to any other topic or change questions. Each game contains around 25 slides of sound clips, engaging visuals, and suitably challenging questions and they are effective at both promoting engagement and enhancing learning. There are several full rounds of questions to build or revisit knowledge of Romans, Ancient Egyptians, and Ancient Greeks. The nature of the games ensures that the resources can challenge students of all levels. A blank template has also been added, so that you can create your own games!
TandLGuru
Ancient History Knowledge Organisers Bundle!

Ancient History Knowledge Organisers Bundle!

These clear, detailed and visually-appealing knowledge organisers offer complete reference points for students learning or revising knowledge relating to each of the following ancient history topics: Ancient Egypt; Ancient Greece; The Romans. Each organiser contains a number of comprehensive sections explaining the key elements of the topic, timelines detailing key times and events, diagrams and images to visually aid understanding, and key facts to extend the learning of higher attaining students. The resources are designed to be printed onto A3, and are provided as both PDFs and Word documents (so that you can edit should you wish to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
Ancient Greece Pointless Game!

Ancient Greece Pointless Game!

Based on the popular game show ‘Pointless,’ this resource is perfect for use as a whole lesson resource, enrichment option, or revision tool. Editable, so that you can change to any other topic or change questions. (I’ve also added a blank template so that you can make your own games from scratch). Containing 24 slides of sound clips, engaging visuals, and suitably challenging questions, this resource is effective at both promoting engagement and enhancing learning. There are several full rounds of questions to build or revisit knowledge of Ancient Greece. Round 1. Ancient Greek Gods Round 2. Places in Ancient Greece Round 3. Key Dates Round 4. Objects and Ideas in Ancient Greece Round 5. Famous Ancient Greeks The nature of this game ensures that the resource can challenge students of all levels. A blank template has also been added, so that you can create your own games!
TandLGuru
Ancient Greece Knowledge Organiser!

Ancient Greece Knowledge Organiser!

This clear, detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for students learning or revising knowledge relating to the Ancient Egyptians. It contains comprehensive sections on: Ancient Greece map (annotated); Ancient Greek Gods; Ancient Greece timeline; Ancient Greek people; Ancient Greek places; Ancient Greek daily life. The resource is designed to be printed onto A3, and is provided as both a PDF and a Word version (so that you can edit if you want to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included). It is most suitable for children in KS2 and KS3.
TandLGuru
Greek Theatre lesson Year 5

Greek Theatre lesson Year 5

I put this together from other free resources. The masks worked really well. I got chn to label the amphitheatre (in WALT doc) and write what they’d learnt in a paragraph underneath and then we made masks.
pipmoss12
KS2 Knowledge Organisers Big Bundle!

KS2 Knowledge Organisers Big Bundle!

These clear, detailed and visually-appealing knowledge organisers offer complete reference points for KS2 students learning or revising knowledge relating to each of the following topics: World War II; Ancient Egypt; The Solar System; Tudors and Stuarts; The Rainforest; The Romans; Ancient Greece. Each organiser contains a number of comprehensive sections explaining the key elements of the topic, timelines detailing key times and events, diagrams and images to visually aid understanding, and key facts to extend the learning of higher attaining students. The resources are designed to be printed onto A3, and are provided as both PDFs and Word documents (so that you can edit should you wish to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
Ancient Greece Sparta and Athens - facts to sort

Ancient Greece Sparta and Athens - facts to sort

Just made this for my Year 5s and thought I’d share. Facts for chn to work out if they are for Sparta or Athens. Answers on 2nd page! (I actually pasted these facts from a great Powerpoint someone made on here called Anicent Greece Life and Schools - so thanks to that person too!)
pipmoss12
Homer’s Odyssey Revision Placemats Bundle (30+ Revision Placemats)

Homer’s Odyssey Revision Placemats Bundle (30+ Revision Placemats)

Homer’s Odyssey Revision Placemats Bundle This resource contains 33 Revision placemats all the key areas in Homer’s Odyssey – Key Events, Themes and Characters. (excellent revision for the OCR Classical Civilisations New A-Level exam). The placemats consist of the following: Key Events (x18 Placemats with a summary of all the required Books for the new OCR Classical Civilisations A-Level) Key Themes (x9 Placemats with a summary of each theme across the whole Odyssey) Key Characters (x6 Placemats with a summary of each character and their impact within the Odyssey) These are excellent revision tools and can be used to support the learning of students both within and outside of the classroom. I have printed them off for all my students on card and they often comment on how useful they are.
matthew_nolan
Homer’s Odyssey Key Characters Revision Placemats (x6)

Homer’s Odyssey Key Characters Revision Placemats (x6)

Homer’s Odyssey Key Characters Revision Placemats (x6) This resource contains 6 Revision placemats covering all the key characters in Homer’s Odyssey (excellent revision for the OCR Classical Civilisations New A-Level exam). The placemats cover the following characters: Penelope Athene Minor Gods Telemachus Minor Mortals Odysseus These are excellent revision tools and can be used to support the learning of students both within and outside of the classroom. I have printed them off for all my students on card and they often comment on how useful they are.
matthew_nolan
Homer’s Odyssey Key Themes Revision Placemats (x9)

Homer’s Odyssey Key Themes Revision Placemats (x9)

Homer’s Odyssey Key Themes Revision Placemats (x9) This resource contains 9 Revision placemats covering all the key themes in developed in Homer’s Odyssey (excellent revision for the OCR Classical Civilisations New A-Level exam). The placemats cover the following topics: Women Xenia Getting what you deserve Revenge Family Leadership Heroism/Kleos The role of the Gods Fate, Omens and Prophecies These are excellent revision tools and can be used to support the learning of students both within and outside of the classroom. I have printed them off for all my students on card and they often comment on how useful they are.
matthew_nolan
Ancient History Escape Room: Social Studies Bundle

Ancient History Escape Room: Social Studies Bundle

This bundle includes all of the escape rooms listed below. Important: All these products sell for $30; as a bundle they are 35% off, for $19! Each escape room has the following contents: ♦ Teacher Instructions with Usage Guide and FAQ ♦ 20 Multiple Choice Questions ♦ 5 Decoders for each of the 5 Levels ♦ Student Recording Sheet and Teacher Answer Key ♦ Link to an optional, but recommended, digital breakout room
ScienceSpot
Ancient Greece: Escape Room - Social Studies

Ancient Greece: Escape Room - Social Studies

This breakout escape room is a fun way for students to test their knowledge with ancient Greece. Contents: ♦ Teacher Instructions with Usage Guide and FAQ ♦ 20 Multiple Choice Questions ♦ 5 Decoders for each of the 5 Levels ♦ Student Recording Sheet and Teacher Answer Key ♦ Link to an optional, but recommended, digital breakout room
ScienceSpot
Homer’s Odyssey Key Events Revision Placemats (x18)

Homer’s Odyssey Key Events Revision Placemats (x18)

Homer’s Odyssey Key Events Revision Placemats (x18) This resource contains 18 revision placemats covering Books I, V-XIV, XVI-XIX and XXI-XXII (all the books required for the OCR Classical Civilisations New A-Level exam and will also work for GCSE students) Each placemat contains the following: Summary of the key events of the Book The key characters in each Book How key themes are developed in each Book These are excellent revision tools and can be used to support the learning of students both within and outside of the classroom. I have printed them off for all my students on card and they often comment on how useful they are.
matthew_nolan
Tijdlijn Griekse geschiedenis

Tijdlijn Griekse geschiedenis

Deze poster geeft een overzicht van de gehele Griekse geschiedenis vanaf de Minoïsche tijd tot tijd van de Romeinse overheersing. De kwaliteit van de afbeelding is groot genoeg om te worden geprint op A1 of A0. Ik heb deze poster in mijn lokaal hangen, en verwijs er vrijwel dagelijks naar.
CreativeClassics
Theseus and the Minotaur- a comprehension lesson

Theseus and the Minotaur- a comprehension lesson

I prepared this lesson for my Year 7 history class- the majority of whom are second language English learners. Objectives are to observe, listen, extract information and be able to put it into their own words. Gives students a physical context for the rest of the Ancient Greece unit. Also includes a fun maze! :)
jessica58
The Strange History of Perfume - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

The Strange History of Perfume - 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 of perfume from Ancient Egyptian burials to the first alcohol based fragrance. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, True or False exercises, a definitions match exercise, and a fun crossword . The text can also be used for IGCSE or TOEFL vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key is included
MariaPht
Herodotus - Historian or Liar?

Herodotus - Historian or Liar?

Year 6 introduction to the first ever historian (Herodotus). End of topic quiz as a starter. A very basic introduction to historiography and a discussion of 'what is history?' T13: I can describe a study of Ancient Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world.
MissDen
Ancient Greek God Top Trump Cards

Ancient Greek God Top Trump Cards

Ancient Greek God Top Trump Cards. 14 Gods have been included: Zeus, Hera,Posieden, Demeter, Hestia, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Ares, Apollo, Artemis, Athena, Hermes, Dionysus and Hades Cards are ornately decorated Card Statistics are editable Statistics are based on research from Steven Fry’s Mythos. (I would highly recommend this book if you are teaching Ancent Greece and want to enhance your subject knowledge!) Note: I used the font ‘Dalek’ as part of the presentation. It is a free, downloadable font.
tcb89
Ancient Civilizations Poster

Ancient Civilizations Poster

This poster is a PDF and can be used in a World History class. It was designed as a 18x24 inch poster but could be stretched to fit other sizes as well.
ashdchristie