Greek teaching resources: Culture

Resources and ideas for Greek, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

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Poetic devices bundle

Poetic devices bundle

I have bundled together four resources which will prove useful when studying poetry. An in depth analysis is given of two poems, one by Carol Ann Duffy and one by Charles Causley. The other resources are more general and test knowledge and understanding of terminology such as alliteration and oxymoron. The puzzles can be adapted to suit different abilities and all answers are provided.

By jlimb

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Greek Myths: A week of Literacy lessons for UKS2 and above (all resources included!)

Greek Myths: A week of Literacy lessons for UKS2 and above (all resources included!)

This week of Literacy lessons focuses on developing children's understanding of Greek myths and gives them an opportunity to write a description of their own mythological creature. All of the classes who have been taught this week of Literacy have really enjoyed it, especially the boys!All lessons are fully resourced with differentiated handouts and smartfile presentations.Day 1: Reading and analysing examples of Greek myths.Day 2: Creating word banks to describe mythological creatures.Day 3: Using expanded noun phrases to describe mythological creatures. Day 4: Creating and planning their own mythological creature (with a bit of drawing included to keep them interested).Day 5: Children write a written description of their mythical creatures using the skills taught during the week.

By Klein100

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3D Bundle

3D Bundle

Using Sketchup and Sculptris (2 free pieces of 3D software) and these guides. Teach your children the basics of 3D sculpting.

By martinjgoulden

Ancient Greeks Intro / Gods and Goddesses SEN

Ancient Greeks Intro / Gods and Goddesses SEN

All resources developed for use with primary children with significant autism. Also suitable for KS3.Ancient Greek Intro - where was Ancient Greece? What does 'ancient' mean? What was the Greek alphabet?Gods and Godessess - Basic introduction, simple languageGods and Goddesess - Going to the TempleSimple comprehension - 2 versions, one is colour coded to support learners in finding the answers in the text.Describing Zeus - picture and word mat to support a writing activity (describing Zeus)Greek alphabet - activity

By jlp76

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Let's talk about gender roles

Let's talk about gender roles

I have bundled together three resources which I think will be useful when discussing gender roles in poetry and drama. They all address the roles women play, as wives, mothers , lovers. The quiz is more generally about Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet but some of the questions refer to the fact that Juliet would have been played by a boy back in the seventeenth century. It is light hearted in tone.

By jlimb

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Timeline Ancient Greece Poster

Timeline Ancient Greece Poster

This timeline shows the history of the Ancient Greek Civilisation, divided into the most common periods. Above the timeline you will find a short description of the highlights of each period in the same colour as that period on the timeline. Below the timeline, important events are added in the colours of each period. The specific events that marked the transitions between the different periods are added with thicker borders and fading colours.I refer to this poster almost every lesson when I'm teaching Greek or ancient history! It is very useful to allow the students to keep an overview in their mind when we're talking about a specific historical event or person. My students have gotten so used to my poster that they for example say that Plato of course lived in the "yellow"; period, that Homer's texts are from the "blue" period and that the story of Theseus and the Minotaur is situated in the "pink" period. The file is large and detailed enough to print on an A1 format as a poster. I have a Dutch version available too.

By CreativeClassics

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Poetry bundle

Poetry bundle

I have bundled together three resources which analyse very different poems.Charles Causley's "What has happened to Lulu?"Carol Ann Duffy's "Medusa" andThomas Hood's "No!"These resources offer in depth analysis of poetry across the ages. They could be utilised individually or combined. Duffy's poem and Causley's poem might be utilised together to portray attitudes towards women for instance.Suitable for 14+

By jlimb

Phoenix Dance and the Olympics

Phoenix Dance and the Olympics

A resource created for Phoenix Dance, looking at the Greeks, the Olympic Games and with inspiration from art and artefacts found in Harewood House in Leeds.

By littlezartok

The Villas of Pompeii

The Villas of Pompeii

This resource includes: -A 17 slide long PowerPoint about the Villa of the Papyri, Villa of the Mysteries and Villa of Diomedes. It includes a slide per villa with information and images as well as other slides going into more detail about specific parts of the villa.- At the end of the Powerpoint, there is a task slide which comes with information sheets to help the students complete the task.There is also a creative drawing stretch and challenge for early finishers.- There are then 2 worksheets provided which state the basic information that has been covered in the lesson and a challenge sheet where some words are missing so they have to fill them in(which helps with information recall) and then use theses sheets to complete the main task.Objectives: to learn about the three main villas in Pompeii, to analyse the floor plans of villas, to discover some wealthy citizens who owned these villas, to learn about life in Pompeii, to learn about the different areas of an average villa.Objective displayed on presentation: What were the villas of Pompeii? How to use this resource: Add/delete any slides or information you want.You don't need to cover everything as there is a lot of information it covers.Once finished teaching content, guide students through the task and use the print outs provided for each student.

By Chloefear1960

Poetry analysis: "Medusa" by Carol Ann Duffy

Poetry analysis: "Medusa" by Carol Ann Duffy

This Power point resource provides background information from Greek mythology to shed light on Carol Ann Duffy's poem, "Medusa". Each stanza is analysed in turn over ten slides and an analysis is given which references the power of three, sibilance, onomatopoeia, extended metaphor, paradox, alliteration and much more.This resource is intended to be used as a starting point for discussion and is broken down into individual stanzas so that the students have an opportunity to discuss the poet's intentions and use of language before the given analysis appears. This poem would be useful when discussing gender roles and misogyny.This resource is suitable for ages 14+

By jlimb

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Class Assemblies

Class Assemblies

4 Class Assemblies:Living thingsTheseus and the MinotaurTraditional TalesMiddle Ages

By adwatkins

Differentiated lesson on Perseus and Medusa

Differentiated lesson on Perseus and Medusa

This is a lesson to support those of lower ability with learning the myth of Perseus and Medusa.It contains sequencing parts of the story to help children to process the facts in the correct order.It includes activities in pairs to remember the characters.It also includes visual pictures to identify.The mixture of the visual, kinaesthetic and the chance to discuss with partner helps children to process the story.Also comes with a cartoon grid to complete.

By Miffymimi

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Ancient Greeks

Ancient Greeks

Lessons focusing on Ancient Greek architecture, clothing, pottery and a school trip worksheet.

By stephgrimes86

Ancient Greek Clothing

Ancient Greek Clothing

Two lessons worth of worksheets, getting children to study examples of Ancient Greek clothing, before going on to design their own Ancient Greek top (which in my class we made using cheap white t-shirts!)

By stephgrimes86

12 greek gods of olympus

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.

By Macca99999

Parthenon Wordsearch

Parthenon Wordsearch

This is a wordsearch that I created when I took my class to the British Museum when we studied Ancient Greeks in Year 5.

By zundre

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Fronted Adverbials (SPaG) 5 lessons with activities (Ancient Greece theme)

Fronted Adverbials (SPaG) 5 lessons with activities (Ancient Greece theme)

5 Lesson PowerPoints and resources for activities for teaching or re-covering fronted adverbials.Ancient Greece theme to all lessons/ resources so really good for supporting writing if you are doing a topic on Ancient Greece. The lessons could also add to children's exploration of Ancient Greek, including of: Gods, heroes, mythical beasts, temples and battles. Lessons explore what a fronted adverbial is and encourage children to consider where in the sentence it goes; what the verb is that it describes; whether it describes when, where or how; and what punctuation is required.Each lesson has a relevant task with it (task for lesson 4 is included within the lesson PowerPoint)Some critical thinking is required from children as they have to reason why their fronted adverbial was appropriate. There are opportunities for peer assessment. Lessons continue to re-cap children's knowledge, whilst also building on it. Very visual with use of images.Learning objectives include:We are learning to...identify a fronted adverbial;re-order sentences to create a fronted adverbial;create fronted adverbials;write fronted adverbials.All images have been taken from: http://search.creativecommons.org/ where no attribution is required.

By Squelch1

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Conjunctions (SPaG) 5 lessons and activities - Ancient Greeks  Theme

Conjunctions (SPaG) 5 lessons and activities - Ancient Greeks Theme

Explores what a conjunction is used for and the clauses created by using conjunctions, including coordinating and subordinating conjunctions. All lessons are themed for an Ancient Greece topic - not only do children progress in using conjunctions, they learn more about Ancient Greece (Gods, Heroes, Mythical Beasts, Places etc). This also support their writing development on the topic. Learning focuses around choosing appropriate conjunctions - a challenge for many children.Learning progresses throughout the lessons. Opportunity for discussion and reasoning (good for mastery).Opportunity for all children to be involved in lessons.Differentiated worksheets are provided for each lesson.Conjunction word mats includedLearning is as follows:1. We are learning to identify conjunctions and clauses.PowerPoint plus 3 differentiated work sheets.2. Conjunction quiz (programmed with hyperlinks, so use in full screen mode and click on the helmets. Even the most challenging children in my class were very engaged with this.3. We are learning to choose appropriate conjunctions.3 levels of differentiated activities.4. We are learning to use coordinating conjunctions2 levels of differentiated activities.5. We are learning to use subordinating conjunctions3 levels of differentiated activities.

By Squelch1

GREECE GREEK LANGUAGE MULTICULTURE AND DIVERSITY TEACHING RESOURCES DISPLAY

GREECE GREEK LANGUAGE MULTICULTURE AND DIVERSITY TEACHING RESOURCES DISPLAY

Included resources: Country Information pack– covering all the key facts about the country – such as history, geography, language, landmarks, tourism etc.A4 posters of photos of different things around the country – such as monuments, landmarks, mountains, scenery, homes, people etcWriting activities, drawing activities, design activities, display materials such as borders, banners and buntings, flags from different countries, large Greece flag, colouring pages, sports display posters from Olympics, sports activities, map and flag activities, Greek god flashcards, Greek language resources for days / months/ numbers / phrases, reward chart to make, key word flashcards, Airport departure board for display with words and letters, word searches, etc

By hayleyhill

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Ancient Greek Assembly or Class Play

Ancient Greek Assembly or Class Play

Ancient Greek Assembly or Class PlayCast Size: 30 Duration: Around 20 minutes (not incl. music suggestions) Marvel at the braininess of the greatest philosophers of all time and gaze in wonder at those Olympian sportsmen limbering up ..in their birthday suits!This assembly on Ancient Greece covers Unit 15. It gives information at the beginning about geography and history (Timeline), identifies differences between learned Athenians and warlike Spartans; then there's the Gods and the Olympic Games, Life in the Spartan Army; then the philosophers/educational elite and finally a couple of brief Ancient Myth samples - Theseus and the Minotaur and Hercules and his 12 tasks. Another assembly written by Sue Russell on the Ideas of the Ancient Greeks is based on Unit 14 and covers different material - including the origins of our alphabet.(Also available: set of 5 guided reading play scripts (Readers Theater) plus quizzes- The Gods, The Olympics - Ancient and Modern, The Arts, War, and Greek Theatre). Plus another set on The Ancient Greek Myths.________________________________________Other Ancient Civilisation scripts written by Sue Russell (available off www.plays-r-ussell.com until added to TES website):Assemblies:Ancient EgyptAncient ChinaAncient RomeIndus ValleyAncient SumerBaghdad: Early Islamic CivilisationMaya civilisationBenin civilisation&Aztecs Majority of these have supplementary guided reading scriptsAlso available, if you need ‘the Big Picture’:Ancient Civilisations Assembly – a collective assembly, covering 6 ancient civilisations, answering questions When? and Where?Ancient Civilisations History of Medicine Assembly

By suesplays

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Map of Greece - Colouring Sheet

Map of Greece - Colouring Sheet

A colouring sheet showing the shape of Greece. The capital city is also indicated. Useful for general geographical knowledge or as a cover lesson activity.

By StartEducation

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Ancient Greece Unit - series of lessons & resources KS2

Ancient Greece Unit - series of lessons & resources KS2

This is a series on Ancient Greeks available either separately or here as a full pack at a reduced cost.I have been teaching over twenty years and have been an adviser and leader of teaching and learning in a school. I have been consistently judged as outstanding. A Lead OFSTED inspector, Executive Head and National Leader of Education took these plans as exemplary examples for his training and coaching of teachers in his own schools.I h ope that the resources save you time and energy and engage your pupils. I have tried all the lessons myself and used them in my own recent teaching.Objectives support English skills and cross curricula skills. Matched to the New Curriculum. Happy Sunday! :)Feedback welcome and I will update the resources annually to ensure still current.

By rooneys

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Ancient Greek Guided Reading Scripts

Ancient Greek Guided Reading Scripts

Ancient Greek Guided Reading ScriptsBased on Units 14 and 15 – 5 plays (6 speakers each) and quizzesWho were weirder - Greek gods or mortals? Whether in sport, recreation or war, those Greeks certainly had some strange ‘takes' on life - a visit to the theatre would more than confirm this view ..... if you got one, along with 20,000 others!This set of 5 group readers or guided reading texts cover:1. The Gods2. The Olympics - Ancient and Modern3. The Arts4. War5. Greek TheaterThese mini plays are based on Units 14 (The Ancient Greeks) and 15 (How do we use Greek ideas today?) of the UK Key Stage II History curriculum and aim to cover all the major teaching points - with accompanying quizzes to assess learning.Sample TextPlay 1 The Gods Speakers: Zeus (king of the gods), Hera (queen of the gods), Apollo (sun god), Ares (god of war), Athena (god of wisdom), Hades (god of the underworld)Hades: But then to be bought up by a goat? Bet that made you feel a bit of a silly billy!Zeus: You might laugh! But you'd still be inside Kronos, along with Hestia, Demeter, Poseidon and Hera if it weren't for me!Hera (grudgingly): Yes, we do all owe you that one debt of gratitude. Though making Kronos sick! Couldn't you have thought of a slightly more dignified way of getting us out!Play 2 The Olympics - Ancient and ModernSpeakers: Sostratos (wrestler/boxer), Steve Redgrave (rower), Leonidas (runner),Mark Spitz (swimmer)Kallipateira (boxer's mother), Olga Korbut (gymnast)Leonidas: Good heavens! They'll be telling us they get their horses to perform, next!Redgrave: Funny you should mention that! Yes we do! It's called dressage, and horses nowadays have to jump over fences as well!Play 3 The Arts Play 4 War! Play 5 Greek Theatre Other Ancient Civilisation scripts written by Sue Russell (available off www.plays-r-ussell.com until added to TES website):Assemblies:Ancient Greece (2 assemblies, Units 14 & 15)Ancient EgyptAncient ChinaAncient RomeIndus ValleyAncient SumerBaghdad: Early Islamic CivilisationMaya civilisationBenin civilisation&Aztecs Majority of these have supplementary guided reading scripts e.g.Ancient Greek Myth Guided Reading Scripts and quizzesPlay 1 Odysseus and the CyclopsPlay 2 Theseus and the MinotaurPlay 3 Tale of Two SpinnersPlay 4 The Gorgon's HeadPlay 5 Pandora's BoxAlso available, if you need ‘the Big Picture’:Ancient Civilisations Assembly – a collective assembly, covering 6 ancient civilisations, answering questions When? and Where?Ancient Civilisations History of Medicine Assembly

By suesplays

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Ancient Greek Ideas Assembly

Ancient Greek Ideas Assembly

Ancient Greek Ideas AssemblyBased on Unit 15 How do we use Ancient Greek ideas Today?Know where alpa comes? Why, before beta, giving us alphabet! That's just one neat trick the Ancient Greeks left us, along with the magnificent Olympic Games, fantastic columned buildings, and the written works of one of the greatest minds that ever enriched our planet – Homer. Compare our lives with those of the Ancient Greeks - and work out for yourselves who were smarter!The other Ancient Greek Assembly written by Sue Russell is based on Unit 14 and covers different material - with a helping hand from the Grease cast and .. Homer!(Also available for this unit, set of 5 guided reading play scripts plus quizzes - The Gods, The Olympics - Ancient and Modern, The Arts, War and Greek)Sample Text:Spartan 1:If you lived in Sparta, you had to go!Spartan 2:For us, education was all about producing good soldiers.Spartan 3:We had to join the army when we were 7, and live in barracks, away from our families, in really awful conditions.Spartan 4:We just had a mat for a bed.Spartan 5:We weren't allowed shoes.Spartan 6:We were told to steal for food - and then we were beaten if we got caught!Spartan 7:Us girls had to live in barracks too.Spartan 8:We were trained to become strong, so that as strong mums we'd make strong babies!Narrator:What a terrible life! (Turning to Hoodies).You wouldn't have lasted 5 minutes!Greek child 1:And if you think we had it tough up to school-leaving age - that was 15 - wait ‘til you hear what some of us had to put up with afterwards. (Enter Great Thinkers). All Greek children (together):That Lot!•1. Theme music to MastermindPlato and Aristotle:How lucky they were - to share our (holding heads) great brains!Other Ancient Civilisation scripts written by Sue Russell (available off www.plays-r-ussell.com until added to TES website):Assemblies:Ancient Greece (2 assemblies, Units 14 & 15)Ancient EgyptAncient ChinaAncient RomeIndus ValleyAncient SumerBaghdad: Early Islamic CivilisationMaya civilisationBenin civilisation&AztecsMajority of these have supplementary guided reading scripts e.g.Ancient Greek Myth Guided Reading Scripts and quizzesPlay 1 Odysseus and the CyclopsPlay 2 Theseus and the MinotaurPlay 3 Tale of Two SpinnersPlay 4 The Gorgon's HeadPlay 5 Pandora's BoxAlso available, if you need ‘the Big Picture’:Ancient Civilisations Assembly – a collective assembly, covering 6 ancient civilisations, answering questions When? and Where?Ancient Civilisations History of Medicine Assembly

By suesplays

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Ancient Greek Myths Guided Reading Scripts and Quizzes

Ancient Greek Myths Guided Reading Scripts and Quizzes

Ancient Greek Myths Guided Reading Scripts and quizzes5 Plays with 6 Speakers eachSample texts Play 1 Odysseus and the CyclopsSpeakers: Poseidon, Polyphemus, Cyclops 2, Odysseus, Greek Warriors 1 & 2.Cyclops 2: So why didn't you tell us, brother, what was going on?Polyphemus (sarcastically): Er, what bit of ‘Help! I've been blinded!' didn't you understand?Poseidon: Yes, you could hear his screaming and hollering right across the oceans!Cyclops 2: But you said, ‘It's Nobody'. And then went on to actually repeat ‘Nobody has done this to me'. So we Cyclops naturally thought you were dreaming.Polyphemus: But it was Nobody who did it to me!Cyclops 2: So why are you making all the fuss? If Nobody is to blame, then you have no case to argue!Odysseus: Oh dear! And this is after it's all been explained! No wonder these Cyclops got a reputation for being a thick lot!Play 2 Theseus and the MinotaurPlay 3 Tale of Two SpinnersPlay 4 The Gorgon's HeadPlay 5 Pandora's BoxOther Ancient Civilisation scripts written by Sue Russell (available off www.plays-r-ussell.com until added to TES website):Assemblies:Ancient Greece (2 assemblies, Units 14 & 15)Ancient EgyptAncient ChinaAncient RomeIndus ValleyAncient SumerBaghdad: Early Islamic CivilisationMaya civilisationBenin civilisation&Aztecs Majority of these have supplementary guided reading scripts e.g.Myths and Legends from Different Civilizations• Play 1 Ancient Egypt: The Story of Isis & Osiris• Play 2 Ancient Rome: The Story of Romulus & Remus• Play 3 Russia: Babushka• Play 4 Ancient China: The Monkey Who Would Be King• Play 5 The Story of Savitri and SatyavanAlso available, if you need ‘the Big Picture’:Ancient Civilisations Assembly – a collective assembly, covering 6 ancient civilisations, answering questions When? and Where?Ancient Civilisations History of Medicine Assembly

By suesplays