Battle of Thermopylae - Ancient Greece - Comic Strip Lesson

Battle of Thermopylae - Ancient Greece - Comic Strip Lesson

This is a lesson that fits in with the Ancient Greek Topic. This is aimed at Year 5 and 6 but can be adapted for any KS2. I have included a word bank and comic strips with examples of written pieces. I have made these myself and this is my first attempt at sharing so any feedback would be appreciated.
sianiebarrett
Ancient Greece and Rome: Escape Room - Social Studies Mini-Bundle

Ancient Greece and Rome: Escape Room - Social Studies Mini-Bundle

This bundle includes all of the escape rooms listed below. Important: All these products sell for $10; as a bundle they are 20% off, for $8! Each escape room has the following contents: ♦ Teacher Instructions with Usage Guide and FAQ ♦ 20 Multiple Choice Questions ♦ 5 Decoders for each of the 5 Levels ♦ Student Recording Sheet and Teacher Answer Key ♦ Link to an optional, but recommended, digital breakout room
ScienceSpot
Alexander the Great! Reading Passage/Extension Activities

Alexander the Great! Reading Passage/Extension Activities

This resource is part of my new series, “Let’s Meet…” famous people in ancient history. With this biographical reading passage, students will learn about the Alexander the Great, the famous Military Leader of the Ancient World. There is a Did You Know? section, comprehension questions and a teacher page with extensions and links. More than a military leader, Alexander the Great’s lasting contribution to the world was the spreading of Greek culture to all he met. My Let’s Meet… series is growing. Currently, I also have the following in the series: Hatshepsut, Ramses, Socrates, Hammurabi, Aesop and Hannibal .
gailhennessey
Prehistoric cures and Medicine

Prehistoric cures and Medicine

A lesson on Prehistoric cures and Medicine. Included engaging presentation, starter, assessment, task, activities and plenary
Edustem1
Aesop: Famous Fable Writer of Ancient Greece(Reading Activity)

Aesop: Famous Fable Writer of Ancient Greece(Reading Activity)

This resource is part of my new series, “Let’s Meet…” famous people in ancient history. More titles are being added. Currently, the series includes Hatshepsut, Ramses and Socrates. With this biographical reading passage, students will learn about the Aesop, the famous fable writer of Ancient Greece. There is a Did You Know? section, comprehension questions and a teacher page with extensions and links.
gailhennessey
Athena by Imogen and Isabel Greenberg

Athena by Imogen and Isabel Greenberg

Discover the adventures of Athena, the ancient Greek goddess of wisdom, war and courage. From her extraordinary birth – sprung from the head of her father, in the midst of a thunderous headache – to her refusal to take no for an answer. Find out how she inspired powerful gods, goddesses and humans and the terrifying fate of those who dared to cross her path. Follow Athena as she competes against her bad-tempered uncle; watch as she turns her enemy into a spider and join her as she keeps Odysseus safe on his remarkable journey home. Prepare to be amazed as you uncover the story of one of the most fearless ancient goddesses, and the tales of a world where humans, gods and goddesses could meet. Illustrated and written by the brilliantly talented sister duo, Isabel and Imogen Greenberg, this is a story of daring for goddesses-in-the-making.
bloomsburykids
The Archaeology of Ancient Greece

The Archaeology of Ancient Greece

Introduction to the project and teaching resources Within this folder you will find a series of documents about Ancient Greece with a focus on daily life and houses. All of these materials are designed for cross-curricula teaching and cover the English, History, Maths, Science, Geography, and Art subjects of the National Curriculum. Please do not feel that you have to use all of these files and the associated activities, as they may not all be appropriate for your teaching or timetable. The materials include both background information to the subjects covered, and actual teaching materials, including various activities. These resources were conceived together with the intention of providing teachers with all of the information they would need to teach a topic on daily life in Ancient Greece. Thus some of the activities will require you, as the teacher, to have engaged with all of the background materials within your planning, even if you do not use them directly in your lessons. For example, presentation 20, which provides information and activities for the Science curriculum on Vision and Light, requires you to have read about Greek houses and the family, which is found in presentations 05, 07-10 and 14. All of the teaching activities have been designed to support the students’ core knowledge and skills as outlined in the National Curriculum. For example, presentation 01 covers the topic of archaeology as a discipline, including what Classical archaeologists study, and where they undertake their excavations. Within this presentation (01) there are two specific activities on slides 3-6. The Kmz* file (02) (for use in Google Earth), and Presentations 03 and 04, extend this topic into Maths and Geography activities that can be done both in and outside the classroom. These activities may be followed by presentation 05, which focuses on the settlement (Olynthus) that provides the basis of many of the other presentations about specific issues regarding houses, daily life and the family in Ancient Greece. Presentation 06 is a LEGO Education activity that is linked to presentations 01 and 05, and develops students’ work in the English, Art and Design subjects of the National Curriculum.
Grand_Designs
The Archaeology of Ancient Greece: Primary resources

The Archaeology of Ancient Greece: Primary resources

Introduction to the project and teaching resources Within this folder you will find a series of documents about Ancient Greece with a focus on daily life and houses. All of these materials are designed for cross-curricula teaching and cover the English, History, Maths, Science, Geography, and Art subjects of the National Curriculum. Please do not feel that you have to use all of these files and the associated activities, as they may not all be appropriate for your teaching or timetable. The materials include both background information to the subjects covered, and actual teaching materials, including various activities. These resources were conceived together with the intention of providing teachers with all of the information they would need to teach a topic on daily life in Ancient Greece. Thus some of the activities will require you, as the teacher, to have engaged with all of the background materials within your planning, even if you do not use them directly in your lessons. For example, presentation 20, which provides information and activities for the Science curriculum on Vision and Light, requires you to have read about Greek houses and the family, which is found in presentations 05, 07-10 and 14. All of the teaching activities have been designed to support the students’ core knowledge and skills as outlined in the National Curriculum. For example, presentation 01 covers the topic of archaeology as a discipline, including what Classical archaeologists study, and where they undertake their excavations. Within this presentation (01) there are two specific activities on slides 3-6. The Kmz* file (02) (for use in Google Earth), and Presentations 03 and 04, extend this topic into Maths and Geography activities that can be done both in and outside the classroom. These activities may be followed by presentation 05, which focuses on the settlement (Olynthus) that provides the basis of many of the other presentations about specific issues regarding houses, daily life and the family in Ancient Greece. Presentation 06 is a LEGO Education activity that is linked to presentations 01 and 05, and develops students’ work in the English, Art and Design subjects of the National Curriculum.
Grand_Designs
Greek Medicine

Greek Medicine

A fully detailed and engaging year 7 lesson on Greek Medicine with Starter, Presentation, Main, Activity, Assessment and Plenary.
Edustem1
Medicine through time mind maps

Medicine through time mind maps

Contains: Pre-historic Ancient Greek Ancient Egyptian Roman medicine Galen Medieval medicine Renaissance Vesalius Harvey Pare 19th Century medicine- disease 19th Century medicine- Doctors 19th Century medicine- Public health 19th Century medicine- Surgery 20th Century medicine- disease 20th Century medicine- Public health 20th Century medicine- Surgery Penicillin
mpercival1
Egypts and Greeks

Egypts and Greeks

A fully detailed engaging lesson for year 7 on Egypts and Greeks included starter, activity, task, presentation, homework and assessment.
Edustem1
Ancient Greek Food (Tasting)

Ancient Greek Food (Tasting)

An introduction to the diet of the ancient Greeks by tasting! This resource can be used at the start of a learning journey on Ancient Greece, to engage, or at the end. I have also used it the day before a ‘Fabulous Finish’ (Ancient Greek Day) where the children dressed in costumes, designed their own Greek pottery and carved in clay, held a mini Olympic games tournament and then marched into a feast, giving due honour to Zeus before eating. It worked well in this manner, because the children were already aware of the types of foods they would be sampling and why. The resource set includes: Presentation on the diet of the Ancient Greeks. A printable Menu - edit on the ppt to include the food you have bought Slides to show what foods are going to be sampled A printout where children can rate the food, based on its appearance and texture and taste etc. (Print from ppt) A suggested follow up task - where children design their own menus, of Ancient Greek style food, using effusive persuasive language. All the food types included, are easy to source, and I found Aldi/Lidl extremely good value for 60 pupils. Most children gagged on the anchovies, but it was part of the fun - they all loved the goats cheese/greek yoghurt squeezy honey combo (and some were eating the honey simply on its own!) I hope you enjoy using this resource.
Nataliebu
Greek Mythology Curriculum for High School

Greek Mythology Curriculum for High School

Looking for a Greek mythology unit for an older audience? Take those beloved mythological stories and ramp them up with this MASSIVE bundle that includes SIX WEEKS OF COMPLETE LESSON MATERIALS designed for advanced middle school students and high school freshmen/sophomores as they connect their studies of Greek mythology to our modern world and their own lives. This is a six unit curriculum study on mythology. With instructional pacing, all lesson plans and supplements (minus materials such as videos and such), and a general database for English classroom use, this will span 84 days of instruction. Textbooks not included. This unit will introduce students to the structure and purpose of myths in society. As students become familiar with the enduring patterns and motifs found in mythology, they will gain a greater appreciation for the continuity and tradition of our literary heritage as a reflection of the collective experiences of humankind to make meaning and explain the world around us. The big ideas embedded through this unit are: • Whether passed down orally or retold in a literary format, myths follow identifiable patterns and contain common motifs. • Myths are stories which provide an understanding of the world around us. • Myths straddle the line between folklore, religion, fiction, and science. • The purpose of myths is to explain the unexplainable, to amuse, to unite, and to educate. Included in this 9-12 Mythology Curriculum are essential questions, acquired knowledge, acquired skills, major assessments, instructional materials list and where to obtain, interdisciplinary connections, technology connections, accommodations and modifications. Unit 1: Mythic Meaning, Structure and Creation (Pacing – 8 Days) 1 Unit Benchmark Assessment 4 Unit 2: The Classical Tradition as a Reflection of Society (Pacing – 18 Days) 5 Unit Benchmark Assessment 8 Unit 3: The Hero’s Journey (Pacing – 18 Days) 9 Unit Benchmark Assessment 12 Unit 4: Epic Literature (Pacing – 10 Days) 13 Unit Benchmark Assessment 16 Unit 5: Comparative Mythology (Pacing – 12 Days) 17 Unit Benchmark Assessment 20 Unit 6: Mythology Applied: The Art of Allusion (Pacing – 18 Days) 22 Unit Benchmark Assessment 25 Appendix A: General Databases for English Classroom Use 26 Extra pages include a comic strip template, graphics, writing prompt, rubric, persuasive essay paper, handouts and more! ***I’ve also included my Persuasive Writing Bundle. Thank you for looking! If you like it, please leave a review!
GracieRae
Epic History. Alexander the Great Part 4

Epic History. Alexander the Great Part 4

Worksheet to accompany the outstanding Epic History. Alexander the Great Part 4. The video covers Alexanders campaigns in Bactria, Sogdia and Aria to his death and the division of his empire amongst his generals. This resource is designed for Stage 6 Higher School Certificate students of the NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Personalities in their Times. Option G. Greece - Alexander the Great.
WayneWoods
Epic History.  Alexander the Great Part 3

Epic History. Alexander the Great Part 3

Worksheet to accompany the outstanding Epic History. Alexander the Great Part 3. The video covers the Battle of Gaugamela to the discovery of the body of Darius III. This resource is designed for Stage 6 Higher School Certificate students of the NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Personalities in their Times. Option G. Greece - Alexander the Great.
WayneWoods
Epic History. Alexander the Great Part 2

Epic History. Alexander the Great Part 2

Worksheet to accompany the outstanding Epic History. Alexander the Great Part 2. The video covers the capture of the naval bases on the Meditarranean coast, the Battle of Issus, the Siege of Tyre and conquest of Egypt. This resource is designed for Stage 6 Higher School Certificate students of the NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Personalities in their Times. Option G. Greece - Alexander the Great.
WayneWoods
Epic History. Alexander the Great Part 1

Epic History. Alexander the Great Part 1

Worksheet to accompany the outstanding Epic History. Alexander the Great Part 1. The video covers Macedonian Expansion up to Alexander’s victory at the Battle of the Granicus. This resource is designed for Stage 6 Higher School Certificate students of the NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Personalities in their Times. Option G. Greece - Alexander the Great.
WayneWoods
The Macedonian Empire Mapping Activity

The Macedonian Empire Mapping Activity

Mapping activity of key sites in Alexander’s Macedonian Empire. This task is part of a unit of work for Stage 6 Higher School Certificate students of the NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Personalities in their Times. Option G. Greece - Alexander the Great,
WayneWoods
Epic Moments in History. The 9 Lives of Alexander the Great

Epic Moments in History. The 9 Lives of Alexander the Great

Worksheet to accompany the info-documentary, Epic Moments. The 9 Lives of Alexander the Great. The video is a good overview of Alexander’s military campaigns in the Persian Empire and the life of Alexander in general. This resource is designed for Stage 6 Higher School Certificate students of the NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Personalities in their Times. Option G. Greece - Alexander the Great.
WayneWoods
The Later Achievements of Theseus

The Later Achievements of Theseus

The lesson starts with a task aimed at getting students to recall what they already know about Theseus through the study of his labours. Next the lesson focuses on the three versions of the Ariadne myth with a set of questions designed to look at the myth from their own perspective, but also through the eyes of an ancient Athenian. After this students are introduced to Theseus’ significance as king of Athens and then are presented with an extract from Plutarch’s Life of Theseus and asked 5 questions (can be printed as a handout) designed to get students thinking more deeply about primary sources in Classical Civilisation. Finally they need to consider why Plutarch decided to parallel Theseus to Romulus, even though their roles in terms of founding their respective cities are different. Students then read through the relevant parts of Euripides’ Heracles (included) and are asked 3 questions to answer for each part. Students can be assigned a different character and the relevant part of the play for students is split into six- From when Heracles learns he has murdered his wife and children, to the end of the play. This allows the play to be accessible and a chance for the teacher to address any misunderstandings or misconceptions. Obviously there is a focus on Theseus despite the name of the play, since it is Theseus who proves the greater man at the end of the play. 1 and 2 mark questions then follow based on their learning in the unit so far and finally there is an 8 mark comparative exam question. Students can recall their prior knowledge of Heracles’ association with Olympia from earlier in the course, and compare it to Theseus’ association with Athens. There is an extension task added on which involves students imagining they are at Theseus’ public funeral and writing an appropriate eulogy for him. This is designed for students to summarise their knowledge of Theseus’ life and demonstrate their ability to highlight the most significant moments.
robertsad
The Labours of Theseus

The Labours of Theseus

The lesson starts by asking students what the lesson might be about based on a set of abstract images. It assumes some prior knowledge about the basics of Theseus’s life e.g. How he was born and who he was. Included in the powerpoint which can be printed A3 or A4 is a worksheet which students can fill in with information about each of Theseus’ labours as you go through them on the board. Students are introduced to the kylix depicting the labours of Theseus housed in the British Museum. As a prescribed source for the GCSE, it is crucial that students know which labour is depicted where on the kylix itself. This powerpoint provides rotated and enlarged versions of each depiction at the appropriate points in the lesson. This ensures that students are constantly thinking not only about Theseus’ labours, but also how they are depicted on the kylix at all times. All the information students need to know about each of Theseus’ labours for the new Classical Civilisation OCR 9-1 GCSE is included. Having already studied Heracles earlier on in the course. There are questions to prompt comparisons with Theseus’ contemporary hero – in particular in the labours that they undertake and the way in which they go about doing them. This comparative thinking will help with the exam question at the end of the lesson. There is a link to a short animation (appropriate for all ages) included to his final labour: the defeat of the Minotaur which students can use to enhance their understanding of this story. The kylix is then referred back to as students are asked to contemplate how appropriate each depiction on the kylix is based on what they know about their labour, followed by a ranking and justification task. Finally, an 8 mark comparison question is included. It is designed to take them 8 minutes as per the timings on the paper at GSCE, and as a support there are sentence starters and helpful tips available to those that might need it. An extension task is also included which encourages the comparison with Heracles.
robertsad
Why did Alexander invade the Persian Empire?

Why did Alexander invade the Persian Empire?

Far from being an act of revenge for the Persians invasions of Greece, there were extensive personal, financial, geographical and political reasons for Alexander the Great leading the Macedonian army in the invasion of the Persian Empire in 334 BCE. This Examining the evidence activity presents a range of documentary and visual evidence regarding Alexander’s motivations. This activity is designed for Stage 6 Higher School Certificate students of the NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Personalities in their Times. Option G. Greece - Alexander the Great.
WayneWoods
Ultimate Battles.  Gaugamela

Ultimate Battles. Gaugamela

Worksheet for the documentary, Ultimate Battles. Gaugamela. This video is available on YouTube and covers reasons for Alexander’ success at the Battle of Gaugamela, 331 BCE. This resource is part of a unit of work for Stage 6 Higher School Certificate students of the NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Personalities in their Times. Option G. Greece - Alexander the Great.
WayneWoods
Alexander the Great - True of False?

Alexander the Great - True of False?

True or false activity on the topic, Alexander the Great. Students must determine if the 30 statements are true or false. Answers provided. This activity is designed for Stage 6 students of the NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Personalities in their Times. Option G. Greece - Alexander the Great.
WayneWoods
3 Primary Sources - Alexander the Great

3 Primary Sources - Alexander the Great

3 Primary sources on the topic, Alexander the Great: Arrian speculates on Alexander’s territorial ambitions, c.76-138 CE Plutarch describes Alexander’s engagement at the Battle of the Granicus, May 336 BCE Quintus Curtius Rufus describes the Macedonians looting Persepolis, 330 BCE Students examine the documentary evidence for the nature, reliability and purpose of the passages. This set of activities is designed for Stage 6 Higher School Certificate students of the NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Personalities in their Times. Option G. Greece - Alexander the Great.
WayneWoods
Why did the Macedonians win the Battle of Chaeronea?

Why did the Macedonians win the Battle of Chaeronea?

This is a primary and secondary documentary activity on Why did the Macedonians win the Battle of Chaeronea? Students sift the evidence to identify the planning, weapons and armour, battle tactics, leadership and other factors that resulted in Philip II defeating the alliance of central Greek states in the 338 BCE Battle of Chaeronea. The activity is designed for Stage 6 students of the Higher School Certificate. NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Personalities in their Times. Option G. Greece - Alexander the Great. It can also be used in the teaching of Historical Periods. Option G. 4th–Century Greece to the Death of Philip II.
WayneWoods
Persian Empire - Cyrus and the conquest of Babylon

Persian Empire - Cyrus and the conquest of Babylon

Lesson and resources investigate Babylon and Cyrus’ take over. Students look at a comparison between the Babylonian king and Cyrus and why Cyrus was able to take the city so easily. Again Herodotus is at the heart of the tasks, but this also introduces the Nabonidus Chronicle and the important Cyrus Cylinder.
lperry44
Persian Empire and using Herodotus

Persian Empire and using Herodotus

Lesson focuses on geography of Persia, by comparing the Persian world today to its origin before Cyrus the Great. Focus on how to use Herodotus and building knowledge of his characteristics as a historian.
lperry44
Alexander the Great - Sequence the Events

Alexander the Great - Sequence the Events

Sequencing activity for the topic, Alexander the Great. Designed for Stage 6 Higher School Certificate students of the NSW Ancient Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Personalities in Their Times. Option G. Greece - Alexander the Great.
WayneWoods
Ezine article - Alexander's Nearest and Dearest

Ezine article - Alexander's Nearest and Dearest

Analysis of article by Brendan Atkins entitled, Alexander’s Nearest and Dearest, published on the Australian Museum website. The brief article examines research carried out by Elizabeth Baynham into Alexander’s relationship with his generals, his staffers, the various categories of royal guards, mature female acquaintances and young female wives. The article looks at Alexander’s need for sexual, emotional relationships and his use of relationships to consolidate alliances and frontiers. Interesting insights into the complexity of managing personal relationships and ensuring that these relationships do not develop into a grab for military/social/political power. This resource is part of a unit of work for Stage 6 Higher School Certificate students of the NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Personalities in Their Times. Option G. Greece - Alexander the Great.
WayneWoods
Newspaper article - Tomb of Philip II of Macedon is Found in Northern Greece

Newspaper article - Tomb of Philip II of Macedon is Found in Northern Greece

Analysis of newspaper article by Nicholas Gage, published in the New York Times, entitled Tomb of Philip II of Macedon is Found in Northern Greece. The 1977 article was published one month after the discovery of Philip II’s tomb at Vergina and gives details about what was found in the tomb and why it is that of Philip II. Interesting insight into Macedonian burial practices. This resource is part of a unit of work for Stage 6 Higher School Certificate students of the NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Personalities in Their Times. Option G. Greece - Alexander the Great.
WayneWoods
Persuasive assessment task - Alexander the Great

Persuasive assessment task - Alexander the Great

Persuasive writing assessment task for the topic, Alexander the Great: "Assess Alexander the Great’s influence on his time. In your assessment you should include: Political influence Military influence Religious and cultural influence Influence in trade and commerce The influence of the Alexander Legend." The task includes advice on how to structure a persuasive text, the literacy features of persuasive writing and a marking guide/rubric. This task is designed for Stage 6 Higher School Certificate students of the NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Personalities in Their Times: Option G. Greece - Alexander the Great.
WayneWoods
Alexander the Great - 4 Cloze Activities

Alexander the Great - 4 Cloze Activities

4 Cloze activities on the topic, Alexander the Great: The Companion Cavalry Bucephalus Battle of the Persian Gate Deification (Apotheosis) This activity is designed for Stage 6 Higher School Certificate students of the NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Personalities in Their Times: Option G. Greece - Alexander the Great
WayneWoods
Word Search - Alexander the Great

Word Search - Alexander the Great

Word Search using terms and concepts from the topic, Alexander the Great. This activity is designed for Stage 6 Higher School Certificate students of the NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Personalities in their Times. Option G: Greece - Alexander the Great.
WayneWoods