12 greek gods of olympusQuick View

12 greek gods of olympus

Fact finding activity for the 12 Greek gods. Good activity to introduce the children to gods for the first time. Also differentiated for a higher ability as a writing task should you wish. Resource includes a Greek god table for all children to stick in books and powerpoint presentation for you to teach with. Information sheets for the children to garner information from about the Greek gods. Always an idea to put books on the desks as well to help them. It also includes pictures of all of the Greek gods for them to cut and stick into the table.
Greek GodsQuick View

Greek Gods

A powerpoint explaining some of the main gods from Ancient Greece.
Introduction to Greek Myths and GodsQuick View

Introduction to Greek Myths and Gods

This product is a great way to introduce Greek myths, gods, goddesses, monsters and heroes to your class. These can be a stand alone unit or be the intro for a study of Greek myths, any books in the Rick Riordan series, or other books based on Greek mythology. There are activities to focus on the Greek idea of the creation of the world, the 14 major gods and goddesses of the Greek pantheon, and popular Greek creatures, monsters, and heroes. The product can be done in its entirety or taken apart and used in pieces as it fits your needs. The unit would take approximately 2 months to complete if all of it were done in class. Included: * Greek Creation Myth articles, questions and activity * 14 major Greek gods and goddesses chart and quiz (Zeus, Hades, Poseidon, Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Apollo, Artemis, Athena, Dionysus, Hermes, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Ares) * 12 popular Greek monsters and creatures chart and quiz (Centaur, Cerberus, Chimera, Cyclops, Griffon, Harpy, Hydra, Medusa, Minotaur, Pegasus, Satyr, Sphinx) * 7 popular Greek heroes chart and quiz (Achilles, Amazons, Heracles, Jason, Odysseus, Perseus, Theseus) * Create your own God/Goddess, Monster/Creature, and Hero/Heroine Activity * Create your own myth activity *Rubrics and answer keys for all activities and quizzes
Ancient Greek Poetry   COMPLETE WEEKQuick View

Ancient Greek Poetry COMPLETE WEEK

A complete week (5 days) of English planning, planned for year 4/5 but easily adaptable. There is a strong emphasis on word classes, noun phrases and adverbs - highlighting the need for precision throughout the week. All resources are included, along with a PowerPoint for each day. At the end of the week, the chdn write and perform a poem about the god of their choosing. Any questions please feel free to ask: D Please leave feedback. Thank you :)
Greek Myths (4 weeks of planning)Quick View

Greek Myths (4 weeks of planning)

This is a 4 week unit of planning that supports pupils to write a Greek myth which they then act out in groups. I usually plan this before a class assembly so the pupils have their parents as the audience. All children love Greek gods and goddesses and this unit of work has never failed in supporting pupils write some excellent myths that are richly descriptive and engaging for the reader. I have listed the learning objectives for all of the lessons below. Also I have included all of the worksheets, PowerPoints, links and resources you will need to teach this unit straight away. Stage 1 = Stimulate & Generate • To watch and listen to ancient Greek myth stories. • To write a review of an ancient Greek myth. • To act out a Greek quest myth. • To take notes about ancient Greece. • To learn about and then to describe unfamiliar mythical creatures. Stage 2 = Capture, Sift & Sort • To find the key features of a myth. • To start sentences using verbs, adverbs and connectives. • To write a descriptive paragraph about a Greek God. • To write a descriptive setting. • To vary sentence openers. • To vary sentence structure and type for effect. Stage 3 = Create, Refine & Evaluate • To plan a quest myth. • To write a descriptive setting for my myth. • To edit and improve my work. • To write a build-up in my myth. • To write a conflict • To write a resolution for my myth. • To edit a piece of work. • To write a Greek myth. • To practise and perform my Greek myth. Stimulate and generate = This usually starts with a hook to interest the class where the class realise who they are going to write for so they have a clear purpose and audience. Activities can include reading excellent model texts, drama or researching more about the author or the content of the book. Capture, sift and sort = This is the part of the unit where pupils look at key features, practise skills they will need in order to complete the final piece or new learning for objectives they have not learnt yet. Create, refine, evaluate = This is where you bring all you have learnt together and plan the final piece
The Ancient Greeks /  Greece pack: Powerpoints, activities, worksheetsQuick View

The Ancient Greeks / Greece pack: Powerpoints, activities, worksheets

POWERPOINT LESSONS: 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 Hoplites 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
Greek Myth Week 1: Introduction to the Greek GodsQuick View

Greek Myth Week 1: Introduction to the Greek Gods

Colourful and engaging PowerPoints lead you through one week’s worth of lessons based around the Greek Gods. Includes fun Grammar Time, spellings, creative activities, non-fiction writing task and builds up to a Speaking and Listening activity where each student is interviewed as a Greek god of their choice.
Fun Class Assembly  Ancient 'Greeks Got Talent!'Quick View

Fun Class Assembly Ancient 'Greeks Got Talent!'

Just finished this assembly with my Y5 class, it went so well and they loved it. It involves an 'X factor' style show where each Greek god auditions to be king of the gods, whilst telling the audience a little bit about the Ancient Greeks. It involves throwing confetti at the audience, a dance routine to music from Disney's Hercules, and a boy dressing up as Cheryl Cole....if you want. Adapt and use as you want. Enjoy.
Greek Gods Resource BundleQuick View

Greek Gods Resource Bundle

Who were the deities worshipped by the ancient Greeks? And what is their relevance today? Use the Greek Mythology Resource Bundle to engage your students in an entertaining study of ancient Greek gods and goddesses - from Apollo to Zeus. Australian Curriculum Link: ACDSEH036 This resource is delivered as a 18 page PDF in A4 size. So, what's included? ✓ Dozens of ideas to introduce the topic, dig a little deeper and get creative with it! ✓ Hilarious tongue-in-cheek article entitled Apollo - Zeus: An A-Z of Greek Gods & Goddesses targeted at readers in Years 6-8 which is sure to spark student interest and curiosity! ✓ Pre- and Post- reading quiz to assess reading comprehension. ✓ KW Chart template to find out what students know, and what they would like to know about Greek Mythology. ✓ Godly Brands worksheet asks students to look at brands that are named after Greek deities and consider the attributes each brand wanted to 'borrow' from its namesake. ✓ Folklore, Myth, Legend & Fairytale comparison activity to familiarise students with different types of cultural stories ✓ The Olympian Gods worksheet ✓ Characters of Greek Mythology worksheet ✓ Art Object Analysis worksheet Purchase Issue 20 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag: www.historicool.com.au
Planning a Letter to a Greek God or GoddessQuick View

Planning a Letter to a Greek God or Goddess

This planning sheet will help your student plan a letter to a Greek God or Goddess of their choice. Use this link to a free TES resource if you would like to give your class some information about Greek Gods and Goddesses: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/greek-gods-6109724
Greek Gods & GoddessesQuick View

Greek Gods & Goddesses

A set of resources to support teaching and learning about this topic. There is a power point with a clickable ‘family tree’ that has slides with a picture and sentence about the linked deity. The word document on the same deities has a range of challenges. These include comprehension tasks such as identifying a god’s area of influence and outline family tree to complete (different versions to provide varying levels of difficulty). There is also a series of word searches. These have questions to answer before finding the word in the grid – so reinforcing knowledge of events. (There are versions with the first letter of the answer or number of letters in the answer as well as one with no clues so that they cover a wide range of challenge.)
Greek Gods and GoddessesQuick View

Greek Gods and Goddesses

A PowerPoint that is perfect for looking at the 10 main Greek Gods and Goddesses. Each slide contains an image plus the key facts about each person. Final slide is a recap activity. Great introductory presentation for the Greek Gods and Goddesses. Includes worksheets based around a Family Tree for the Gods and Goddesses, as well as a template for children creating their own God or Goddess. Used when studying Greece as a termly topic.
Who were the Greek Gods? (whole lesson)Quick View

Who were the Greek Gods? (whole lesson)

Who were the Greek Gods? (Whole Lesson) This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint Lesson 1X Olympian Gods information cards The lesson introduces students to the Greek Gods first by using information cards. It then encourages the students to make inferences about Ancient Greek Society from the Gods that they worshiped. It is an effective way to getting students to link actions people took to religion. This is especially beneficial when studying Homer's Odyssey, Iliad or Greek Tragedies.
WAGOLL Greek Gods non-chronological reportQuick View

WAGOLL Greek Gods non-chronological report

This is a lengthy WAGOLL non-chronological report about 3 Greek Gods (Zeus, Poseidon and Hades). The report features an introduction (setting the scene), a paragraph and a fact box for each of the Gods under a subheading, a conclusion to summarise the report a glossary for technical vocabulary. The resource was originally created as a WAGOLL for the children to use (having previously studied the Greeks) in order to then write their own non-chronological report about the Ancient Egyptian Gods in their Pharaohs topic. The WAGOLL includes examples of key objectives from the Years 4/5 curriculum (relative clauses, parenthesis, expanded noun phrases, modal verbs, fronted abverbials, apostrophes) and also features a few Alan Peat exciting sentences.
Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses: The OlympiansQuick View

Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses: The Olympians

A presentation about Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses. This powerpoint gives details specifically about the twelve Olympians with slides about Greek religion and Mount Olympus. Perfect for a starter to introduce your class to the Greek Gods and Goddesses.