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Myth and Religion: Centauromachy

Myth and Religion: Centauromachy

Focusing on the Symbols of Power element of the Spec, this bundle of lessons and activities looks at the background of the battle - Ixion's actions which anger Zeus and then the architecture of the Centauromachy. Pupils will look at the key objectives of a successful frieze/metope and analyse the success of those used at the Parthenon. They will also design their own versions!
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Myth ad Religion: Foundation Stories, exam-style questions and evaluation

Myth ad Religion: Foundation Stories, exam-style questions and evaluation

This bundle of lessons surrounds the Foundation Stories section of the GCSE Specification and would last 2-3 lessons. First, it looks at the one possibility of the foundation of Athens - the competition between Poseidon and Athena. Then, we look at the Myth of Theseus. I have included the Kylix as indicated by the OCR text books and a corresponding set of exam-style questions. The tasks involve pupils considering the tasks of Theseus and analysing the Kylix for the presentation of the myth upon it. (You will need to accompany thins set of lessons with the textbook's written coverage of the tasks of Theseus.) Finally, there is a task which encourages pupils to compare Heracles and Theseus - who is the greatest Hero and why?
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Myth and Religion: Temple of Zeus Olympia

Myth and Religion: Temple of Zeus Olympia

This bundle includes a range of tasks and activities around the Temple of Zeus in Olympia. There is also a mini assessment - smaller mark questions - to maintain the link to the GCSE. The PPT will easily cover 2-3 lessons. It recaps previous lessons, introduces the idea of classical architecture and then focuses on the metopes of Heracles' labours at the temple of Zeus at Olympia. Once the class has an understanding of this, they can look at the entire sculpture of the Temple and create their own page about it.
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Myth and Religion: Heracles and the Olympics

Myth and Religion: Heracles and the Olympics

This PPT and resource bundle will span 2-3 lessons. In line with the OCR Textbook, it covers the myth of Pelops and Hippodamia as a possible background to the Olympic games alongside the story of Heracles' tie to the Olympics. I have included the Homeric Hymn of Heracles for analysis, there are images significance tasks, and an overview analysis of Heracles.
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Myth and Religion- Background myth of Heracles

Myth and Religion- Background myth of Heracles

This PPT and corresponding Greek Hero resources look at the background myth of Heracles' birth and how he came to have to complete the 12 labours. There is an image analysis task linking to Heracles killing his family due to the curse of Hera's wrath. The PPT contains additional tasks and image work relating to the 12 labours. with this collection of lessons, your class will have an overview to Heracles from birth to labours, as well as an understanding of what makes a Greek hero.
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GCSE The Odyssey - characters images

GCSE The Odyssey - characters images

This document contains clip art images of all of the main characters featured in the key books of the Odyssey (for the OCR GCSE Spec). There is space next to each character for pupils to add in their knowledge, this could be a work in process which is updated alongside your teaching and pupil learning.
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GCSE The Odyssey Book 19 knowledge and analysis and exam-style question

GCSE The Odyssey Book 19 knowledge and analysis and exam-style question

This PPT looks at the action of Book 19 and then begins to analyse the action of this book by studying key images and extracts from the text. As with previous lessons, this PPT also links to the specification and involves an exam-style question and mark scheme. The work should cover 2-3 lessons. Please see my Characters Worksheet which can be used in line with this lesson but is not necessary.
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GCSE The Odyssey Book 10 and narrative techniques (exam-style question too)

GCSE The Odyssey Book 10 and narrative techniques (exam-style question too)

These two PPTs would cover 3-4 lessons of work. They look at the narrative techniques as outlined by the spec, alongside an exam-style question for the pupils to try out, All of the content is supported by the OCR text book. The second PPT focuses on Book 10 - what happens, and then analysis of key characters (Circe) and the societies that are covered in Book 10. These are all aspects highlighted by the specification.
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GCSE The Odyssey Book 9 knowledge and analysis lessons

GCSE The Odyssey Book 9 knowledge and analysis lessons

These two PPTs cover knowledge and analysis for a close study of The Odyssey Book 9 and would take 2-4 lessons to complete . There are multiple tasks attached 4 to a page to make printing/copying easier. The first PPT looks at unravelling the content of the book, the second links to the specification and begins to connect to the analytical elements: themes, literary techniques, key characters etc. Pupils will need the opportunity to read book 9 as specified in the OCR spec will be needed.
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What signs of 'greatness' were there in Alexander's early life?

What signs of 'greatness' were there in Alexander's early life?

This lesson gives an introduction to Alexander the Great, his background and early life. It begins with a map of his empire to give students an idea of the scale of his later conquest and leads with a comprehension on the story of his taming of Bucephalus according to Plutarch (adapted so secondary students can understand it). It is then useful to show the scene from Alexander (2004) a link to which is attached and compare the interpretations of the event. Another scene from Alexander the Great (1956) is linked to and a discussion and explanation of the influence of Aristotle on his life can then ensue. Students are then introduced to his character at the beginning of his campaign (Plutarch again!) with the idea being that they need to understand that he was literate and intelligent. Students leave with an understanding that, like his hero Achilles, he died young. A 'challenge' article on his life from the Telegraph (adapted) is also included.
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Doric, Ionic and Corinthian: What are the key features of a Greek Temple?

Doric, Ionic and Corinthian: What are the key features of a Greek Temple?

This lesson takes students through the basic differences between Doric, Ionic and Corinthian Greek Temples. HD examples are included of a variety of temples from each 'order' of Greek Architecture. Blank templates are included so students can have a go at drawing their own columns for each order. A differentiated homework task is included at the end of the lesson to encourage further research and thinking. This lesson would be ideally suited to KS4+5 students who are studying Greek architecture for whatever reason for the first time.
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