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Virgil’s Aeneid Book I: Storm and Banquet Bundle (3x Lessons) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’]

Virgil’s Aeneid Book I: Storm and Banquet Bundle (3x Lessons) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’]

Virgil’s Aeneid Book I: Storm and Banquet Bundle (3x Lessons) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’] This resource contains: 3x PowerPoints 1x Chronology of Events in Book I Worksheet 2x Key Events Worksheets 1x Plot, Language, Themes & Characters Homework/Revision Questions 5x Character Worksheets 2x Themes Worksheets This resource is suitable for the new OCR Classical Civilisation A-Level course: ‘The World of the Hero’. This bundle gives the teacher all the resources needed to teach Book I of Virgil’s Aeneid to a high standard covering the key events, characters and themes. All of the lessons come completely resourced and all the tasks are accessible and have an ‘aim higher’ section to extend the most able in your class.

By matthew_nolan

Virgil’s Aeneid Book I: Storm and Banquet (Themes) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’]

Virgil’s Aeneid Book I: Storm and Banquet (Themes) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’]

Virgil’s Aeneid Book I: Storm and Banquet (Themes) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’] This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint 2x Themes Worksheets This resource is suitable for the new OCR Classical Civilisation A-Level course: ‘The World of the Hero’. This lesson reflects on the key events and characters in Book I of Virgil’s Aeneid and links them to the key themes shown in the Book. Students use the worksheets given to find examples to support the key themes and then share with the rest of the class. All tasks are accessible and have an ‘aim higher’ section to extend the most able in your class.

By matthew_nolan

Virgil’s Aeneid Book I: Storm and Banquet (key events) [New OCR A-Level: 'The World of the Hero']

Virgil’s Aeneid Book I: Storm and Banquet (key events) [New OCR A-Level: 'The World of the Hero']

Virgil’s Aeneid Book I: Storm and Banquet (key events) This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint 1x Chronology of Events in Book I Worksheet 2x Key Events Worksheets 1x Plot, Language, Themes & Characters Homework/Revision Questions This resource is suitable for the new OCR Classical Civilisation A-Level course: ‘The World of the Hero’. The lesson introduces students to the chronology of Book I and reinforces the key events that occur. Students reflect on the first 11 lines of the poem and being to recognise similarities between Virgil and Homer. Students learn the chronology of events and finally summarise the Book in three sections so it is easy to recall when it comes to revision. All tasks are accessible and have an ‘aim higher’ section to extend the most able in your class.

By matthew_nolan

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

Discover your Roman name

Discover your Roman name

This fun activity includes instructions for students to discover what their Roman name would be, according to the three-part Roman naming system. It teaches them about the Roman nomenclature system and, in a step-by-step instruction, it creatively encourages them to think about their own Romanised name. It can be printed as a poster or as a handout activity.

By CreativeClassics

Year 7 Computing Induction Activity

Year 7 Computing Induction Activity

Introduce students to Year 7 Computing with Kodu. Develop/assess mouse control. Develop/Assess programming skills. Develop/Assess creativity. Bring competition into the class from the outset. A simple challenge to see where the students are at the start of Key Stage 3, and to show them the Computing is fun.

By Pipjen77

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 (characters & themes)

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XXIII: Odysseus and Penelope (characters & themes)

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XXIII: Odysseus and Penelope (characters & themes) This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint Presentation 1x Character and Themes Worksheets This lesson encourages the students to examine the key characters & themes in Homer’s Odyssey Book XXIII (Odysseus and Penelope). First students reflect on the key events of the Book by competing against each other to win a prize. Students then examine the theme of reunion by focusing on the characters of Odysseus and Penelope. Finally students examine the character of Odysseus in Book XXIII and question whether or not he is more of a hero by the end of Book XXIII than he was when he landed in Ithaca in Book XIII.

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: Plot, Language, Themes and Characters Revision or Homework Questions:

Homer’s Odyssey: Plot, Language, Themes and Characters Revision or Homework Questions:

Homer’s Odyssey: Plot, Language, Themes and Characters Revision or Homework Questions: This resource contains 16x question sheets on Books I, V-XIV, XVI, XIX, XXI-XXIII of Homer’s Odyssey. There are at least over 20 questions for each book which enables students to reinforce the knowledge they learn in class. There are practice exam style questions which are the language questions and the questions on Themes and Characters enable students to develop the higher order of thinking about Homer’s Odyssey. This is required to achieve top marks for the essay style questions.

By matthew_nolan