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.
Ancient Greece: This Ancient Greece word search also doubles as a coloring book!. The advantage to this is that students can actually see the concept behind the term they are attempting to find. The Solution to the puzzle is included.
This Ancient Greece Word Search/ Coloring Book contains the following terms:
♦ Olive Branch
♦ Tragedy Mask
Thank you to Glitter Meets Glue Designs who provided the images
Looking at evidence: Lots of images relating to Ancient Greece. Can be used as an introduction to the topic or to teach different ways of looking and finding out about the past.
Where and when was Ancient Greece: An introduction to the topic, looking at where Greece is located, its climate, and the effect this had on the Ancient Greeks; a timeline demonstrating AD and BC; and the first people to inhabit Greece.
Athens and Sparta: The similarities and difference between the two city states, including government, slaves, geography, buildings, army, wealth, education, girls, and territory. Ends with an activity matching the statements to either Athens or Sparta.
Ancient Greek Fighters: What made the Greeks so powerful, explains about hoplites, triremes, ships, soldiers etc.
The Battle of Marathon: Was it a victory for the Ancient Greeks? Looks at how it started,what caused it, and how the Ancient Greeks won. Shows artefacts found in Marathon, and asks what the Athenians and Spartans would have thought about the victory. Explains how it relates to marathons today.
Who did the Ancient Greeks worship and why: Explains the story of the Greek gods, from Chaos, to the Olympian gods. Includes a page on each of the gods; Zeus, Athena, Hera, Ares, Aphrodite, Apollo, Poseiden, Artemis, Demeter, Dionysus, Hephaestus, Hermes, Hades.
The Theatre: The origins of Greek theatre; the Acropolis, Theatre of Dionysus, The Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Explains what went on in the theatre, and how it was organised, with a questionnaire at the end.
The Olympic Games: The story of how they began.
Ancient Greek Legacies: A look at the achievements of the Ancient Greeks and their influence on the western world.
PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS AND ACTIVITIES (pdf): All activities accompany the powerpoint lessons above
What I already know/What I would like to find out about Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece fact file
Athens or Sparta fact files
The Battle of Marathon fact sheet
The theatre question sheet
Ancient Olympic buildings
How the Olympic games started
The events in the ancient Olympics
Ancient Greek achievements fact finding sheets x 3
Topic covers x 4
Writing sheets: Greek column design.
PLUS (in word)
An adaptable outline medium term plan
The resource contains 12 Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses posters.
Thank you for your interest!
This is a ‘murder mystery’ with video and paper based evidence. We filmed in front of our school green screen for a bit of a laugh, but the kids absolutely loved it. It lasts around 80 minutes comes complete with video and paper-based evidence. I suggest printing out into evidence packs.
A ppt to explain how Ancient Greek pots were designed and made and discussing the importance of their use as a historical resource. Also gives ideas for children to design and make their own vases in the Ancient Greek style.
A complete 6-week scheme of work, based on the history of Ancient Greece. Written for a mixed year 4/5 class, but easily adapted
Objectives covered include:
The geography of the ancient world
Greek daily life
Life in Athens and Sparta
School in Ancient Greece
The Greek Alphabet.
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Everything you need for a display on Ancient Greece.
* Header (can be enlarged or printed as A3)
* 12 posters with short descritptions
* 12 Ancient Greece timeline cards (2 per page)
* 60 Keywords (not all shown)
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!
This lesson is designed to be the first lesson for students who have no prior knowledge of Classics/Classical Civilisation/ The Classical world. It will work well as the first lesson for students who are studying Classical Civilisation at GCSE. it is designed to give students a real sense of period so that they can contextualise their learning in subsequent lessons. All worksheets referred to below are included as whole slides in the .pptx file and are located at the specific point in the lesson when they are designed to be used.
The lesson begins with a discussion surrounding what ‘civilisation’ means. This is followed by a worksheet to be printed A5 size (pictured) which introduces students to the Geography of the area. It is deliberately more visual than ‘wordy’ in nature as students can stick it in and refer back to it when they need to know where Italy/Greece are in relation to the UK.
A discussion surrounding BC/BCE and AD/CE then follows in terms of interpreting dates. A timeline with empty boxes is then included for students to fill in in their books. On this timeline is already printed some famous events in history that students will probably have some prior knowledge of. The point of this excercise is to see how BC/BCE dates work (backwards) and to show the Greeks and Romans existed a long time before anything else they will have studied in History lessons. It also allows students to see that the Greeks preceded the Romans at their peak.
Another gap-fill exercise follows (with answers) which introduces students to basic information about Ancient Greece (There is no further information on Rome in this lesson as it is assumed students will progress onto a thematic study of Ancient Greece following this lesson). A video link explaining democracy is also included as a final thought for the lesson with student coming up with their own definition of democracy at the end. This will help them analyse Athens’ democracy in later lessons.
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 (in which case you may want to purchase the copy of this script that is fully editable in our shop). 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.
**Please note this is a PDF file, so cannot be edited. It is double spaced so that character roles can be written in by hand or amendments can be made on paper. We also offer a fully editable version in a word document. Please visit our shop to find it!**
Hope your class enjoys it as much as mine did!
This bundle includes everything you need to teach Ancient Greece with the end product being the children being able to create their own booklet or information leaflet about Ancient Greece.
Included in this pack:
> 4 presentations with videos and activities for the children to interact with.
> Worksheets on Greek Gods & Goddesses.
> Ideal for a half-termly topic.
A PowerPoint that could be used to introduce the topic of Ancient Greece. Looks at what and where Ancient Greece as and covers topics such as homes, foods, clothes, jobs and schools. Each slide has information and images for the children. Includes some links to videos and challenges within the slides. Perfect for any age group as it is easily adapted.
The Olympic Games in Ancient Greece History and Quiz
To be able to explain about the Olympic Games in Ancient Greece and its History.
This works brilliantly for expanding vocabulary and creative thinking skills.
50 questions within 70 slides excellent pictures and sources to engage and motivate pupils study of the History of the Greeks. Extra notes/info given in the PP notes section.
From question 29 to 50 they are focused on ‘The Olympics’ in the Greek world. 1-29 are more General about History and Life in the Greek World.
This is an excellent activity/game/plenary to further improve student’s work and knowledge.
I split the class into two teams (in one class I have girls against boys but in another class I have just divided the room down the middle) and when we play the game each side decides on a volunteer to come to the front, facing the class so they can’t see the board (one team at a time).
A word is shown on the IWB and each time the word is answered correctly I display another.
This works really well but it is important to set some ground rules such as not using words that rhyme with the word on display. I’ve yet to come across a class who doesn’t like the concept.
Works brilliantly in pairs also - 1 student turns their back to the IWB.
Student sits at front with back to board. Words are displayed behind him/her. Rest of class has to describe word to student - see how many he/she gets in 1 min. Can be reversed so that student can see the words and has to describe them to the class.