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Medicine through time

Medicine through time

Medicine through time resources. Includes active learning lessons, revision games, numerous worksheets, some stand alone lessons and a variety of starter and plenary activities. Easy to adapt and all proven in the classroom.

By dmoorhouse

Cult of Asclepius

Cult of Asclepius

This activity contains a brief decision making exercise followed by activities relating to treatments provided by the Cult. The decisions relate, in general terms, to options that may have been available to people with minor ailments. The follow up activities ask learners to think about the reasons for these treatments and the way that they compare to other forms of medicine that was practised in the ancient world.

By dmoorhouse

Timeline Ancient Greece Poster

Timeline Ancient Greece Poster

This timeline shows the history of the Ancient Greek Civilization, 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 rban

History: Bumper Resource Pack

History: Bumper Resource Pack

Last few days of this bundle now. £49.50 at normal prices for these resources. Until early next week they are less than half price!!! Grab them at the knock down price while you can. Now includes new materials on the topical area of the Russian Revolution and worksheets on the Norman Conquest.

By dmoorhouse

Medical Monopoly Revision Game

Medical Monopoly Revision Game

A game based losely on the board game. This activity is an engaging method of revisiting key elements of Medicine in the Ancient World. It comes complete with rules, guidance and easy to cut out currency. Prior to playing this game my own classes have completed a research project into the Ancient World either in class at the end of Year 9 or as a homework project prior to beginning their GCSE study of medicine through time. The project booklet is incuded in this package, though is available as a free resource from my resource list.

By dmoorhouse

MESSALINA FLASHCARDS WITH DEFINITIONS. WJCE GCSE LATIN LITERATURE: NARRATIVES 9542

MESSALINA FLASHCARDS WITH DEFINITIONS. WJCE GCSE LATIN LITERATURE: NARRATIVES 9542

There are 10 packs of flashcards one for each paragraph of the prescribed text. I have made flashcards for every single word in the text. This is perfect for ensuring that you or your class know all the latin, so the literature test runs as smoothly as possible. Knowing the latin is essential before the exam and you will not have the time to look up the translations and for the majority of the trickier words, WJCE does not give the translations in the exam. All of the latin words I have included are in their conjugated form and appear like they do on the actual test so no brain power is needed when doing the exam. It is an extremely value resource and will certainly save time and boost your grade.

By Glazebrook

Greece: Countries and Languages Colouring Page

Greece: Countries and Languages Colouring Page

A fun and educational colouring activity, ideal for primary school students, and students learning English as a foreign language. Appropriate for students learning the names of the countries, and the languages spoken. Could be printed out and coloured in to stick on the front of a book or folder to help organise the subjects being studied at school or college. Or as the start of a mind map to find out what students already know, or what they have learnt in their classes. To follow my world first solo row around the coast of Britain and daily life as an explorer:* Free educational videos: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/sarahrowssolo or Amazon Video: http://amzn.to/2jno3v8* Free virtual field trips: Skype in the Classroom: https://education.microsoft.com/vikingquest* Paid school speaker bookings: http://www.schoolspeakers.co.uk/speaker-listings/sarah-weldon

By sarah277

Countries and Languages Colouring Page s

Countries and Languages Colouring Page s

A fun and educational colouring activity, ideal for primary school students, and students learning English as a foreign language. Appropriate for students learning the names of the countries, and the languages spoken. Could be printed out and coloured in to stick on the front of a book or folder to help organise the subjects being studied at school or college. Or as the start of a mind map to find out what students already know, or what they have learnt in their classes. To follow my world first solo row around the coast of Britain and daily life as an explorer: * Free educational videos: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/sarahrowssolo or Amazon Video: http://amzn.to/2jno3v8 * Free virtual field trips: Skype in the Classroom: https://education.microsoft.com/vikingquest * Paid school speaker bookings: http://www.schoolspeakers.co.uk/speaker-listings/sarah-weldon

By sarah277

Greek: Countries and Languages Colouring Page

Greek: Countries and Languages Colouring Page

A fun and educational colouring activity, ideal for primary school students, and students learning English as a foreign language. Appropriate for students learning the names of the countries, and the languages spoken. Could be printed out and coloured in to stick on the front of a book or folder to help organise the subjects being studied at school or college. Or as the start of a mind map to find out what students already know, or what they have learnt in their classes. To follow my world first solo row around the coast of Britain and daily life as an explorer:* Free educational videos: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/sarahrowssolo or Amazon Video: http://amzn.to/2jno3v8* Free virtual field trips: Skype in the Classroom: https://education.microsoft.com/vikingquest* Paid school speaker bookings: http://www.schoolspeakers.co.uk/speaker-listings/sarah-weldon

By sarah277

Ancient Greece Bundle

Ancient Greece Bundle

Save 75% This creative and time saving bundle includes independent learning, a display, listening and sorting and writing!The Greeks - An Introductory Page. Encourage independent learning by asking your class what they would like to learn about Ancient Greece or the Greeks. Then, as a group or in small groups, get them to brainstorm what they already know. Fantastic start to any Greek Project! Whip up a display in an instant! This PowerPoint of images & a title will save your hours of searching. Just press print.Three titles to go with the display above. The title to choose from read: 'Ancient Greece', 'The Greeks' and 'Greek Gods'Greek Patterns and a Greek Vase Template. Encourage creativity and manual dexterity with the Greek Vase template which is all ready to add pattern to.My popular Pandora's Box Listening and sorting Activity. Read the story and then ask your students to sort the facts into true or false. A wonderful stimulus for discussion!An excellent planning sheet for your class to plan a letter to a Greek God or Goddess.

By BubbleResources

Ancient Greece Images for Display.

Ancient Greece Images for Display.

Title and 13 images to create an instance Ancient Greek display. Pictures include a map, coins, clothing, God, mosaic, the Acropolis and more. They are within a plain white PowerPoint presentation so all you have to do is press print!

By BubbleResources

AQA GCSE Classics: Greece and Rome: Stories and Histories PLC [Revision, DIRT, Exam Prep] Essential

AQA GCSE Classics: Greece and Rome: Stories and Histories PLC [Revision, DIRT, Exam Prep] Essential

This download contains a Personal Learning Checklist (PLC) designed for the AQA GCSE Classical Civilisation - Greece and Rome: Stories and Histories Specification.The first side is a PLC with two ways for the student to rate confidence and the second side features a key-word check as well as various DIRT tasks.This double-sided A4 worksheet is great for:-Revision lessons-AfL-Fostering teacher-student dialogue-Directed Individual Reflection Time (DIRT)-Exam preparationThis is an ideal tool for your students to help them keep track of their learning, and help you monitor the classes strengths and weaknesses. It serves as a highly efficient form of self-assessment.On the reverse of the sheet are other useful measures that allow teachers to gauge a student's confidence and reflective abilities.The worksheet:-Allows the student to see clearly what they need to know for the exam.-Allows the student to communicate to their teacher how they can be best helped.-Gets the student to analyse their progress in relation to their target grade.-Encourages students to reflect in a structured manner on their necessary revision focusses.-Gets students to establish both a revision and an exam technique focus.

By Maxi88

AQA GCSE Classics: Greece and Rome: Drama and Life PLC [Revision, DIRT, Exam Prep] Essential

AQA GCSE Classics: Greece and Rome: Drama and Life PLC [Revision, DIRT, Exam Prep] Essential

This download contains a Personal Learning Checklist (PLC) designed for the AQA GCSE Classical Civilisation - Greece and Rome: Drama and Life Specification.The first side is a PLC with two ways for the student to rate confidence and the second side features a key-word check as well as various DIRT tasks.This double-sided A4 worksheet is great for:-Revision lessons-AfL-Fostering teacher-student dialogue-Directed Individual Reflection Time (DIRT)-Exam preparationThis is an ideal tool for your students to help them keep track of their learning, and help you monitor the classes strengths and weaknesses. It serves as a highly efficient form of self-assessment.On the reverse of the sheet are other useful measures that allow teachers to gauge a student's confidence and reflective abilities.The worksheet:-Allows the student to see clearly what they need to know for the exam.-Allows the student to communicate to their teacher how they can be best helped.-Gets the student to analyse their progress in relation to their target grade.-Encourages students to reflect in a structured manner on their necessary revision focusses.-Gets students to establish both a revision and an exam technique focus.

By Maxi88

AQA GCSE Classics: Greece and Rome: Conflict and Carnage PLC [Revision, DIRT, Exam Prep] Essential

AQA GCSE Classics: Greece and Rome: Conflict and Carnage PLC [Revision, DIRT, Exam Prep] Essential

This download contains a Personal Learning Checklist (PLC) designed for the AQA GCSE Classical Civilisation - Greece and Rome: Conflict and Carnage Specification.The first side is a PLC with two ways for the student to rate confidence and the second side features a key-word check as well as various DIRT tasks.This double-sided A4 worksheet is great for:-Revision lessons-AfL-Fostering teacher-student dialogue-Directed Individual Reflection Time (DIRT)-Exam preparationThis is an ideal tool for your students to help them keep track of their learning, and help you monitor the classes strengths and weaknesses. It serves as a highly efficient form of self-assessment.On the reverse of the sheet are other useful measures that allow teachers to gauge a student's confidence and reflective abilities.The worksheet:-Allows the student to see clearly what they need to know for the exam.-Allows the student to communicate to their teacher how they can be best helped.-Gets the student to analyse their progress in relation to their target grade.-Encourages students to reflect in a structured manner on their necessary revision focusses.-Gets students to establish both a revision and an exam technique focus.

By Maxi88

AQA GCSE Classics: Greece and Rome: An Evaluative Study PLC [Revision, DIRT, Exam Prep] Essential

AQA GCSE Classics: Greece and Rome: An Evaluative Study PLC [Revision, DIRT, Exam Prep] Essential

This download contains two Personal Learning Checklists (PLCs) designed for the AQA GCSE Classical Civilisation - Greece and Rome: An Evaluative Study Specification.The first side is a PLC with two ways for the student to rate confidence and the second side features a key-word check as well as various DIRT tasks.This double-sided A4 worksheet is great for:-Revision lessons-AfL-Fostering teacher-student dialogue-Directed Individual Reflection Time (DIRT)-Exam preparationThis is an ideal tool for your students to help them keep track of their learning, and help you monitor the classes strengths and weaknesses. It serves as a highly efficient form of self-assessment.On the reverse of the sheet are other useful measures that allow teachers to gauge a student's confidence and reflective abilities.The worksheet:-Allows the student to see clearly what they need to know for the exam.-Allows the student to communicate to their teacher how they can be best helped.-Gets the student to analyse their progress in relation to their target grade.-Encourages students to reflect in a structured manner on their necessary revision focusses.-Gets students to establish both a revision and an exam technique focus.

By Maxi88

Rich Words Activities

Rich Words Activities

Fantastic collection of the successful Rich Words Activities. This set would cost £26 but is available for a limited time with 81% off the full price, making it a brilliant New Year Bargain at only £4.99.

By msterry21

Trojan War Resource Bundle

Trojan War Resource Bundle

Does any truth lie beneath the myth of the Trojan War?Use the Trojan War Resource Bundle to ponder this question and engage your students in a wider study of ancient Greek beliefs and practices.Australian Curriculum Links: ACDSEH036This resource is delivered as a 12 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!✓ Entertaining 650-word article entitled A Horse for Troy targeted at 11-14 year old readers.✓ Glossary of unfamiliar terms found in the above story to build understanding and vocabulary.✓ Pre- & Post-Reading Quiz for analysing prior knowledge and reading comprehension (answers included).✓ Myths, Legends, Fairytales & Fables worksheet ✓ Character Concept Map worksheet✓ Trojan War Story Board templatePurchase Issue 13 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag: www.historicool.com.au

By HistoriCool

Classics Rich Words Activity

Classics Rich Words Activity

These resources cover some of the most important themes related to Classics. They have been successfully used in primary and secondary schools and in various courses in colleges with students, trainee and experienced teachers.

By msterry21

Greek Theatre SOW - Gesture, Unison Movement, Choral Voice, Comedy, Tragedy, Masks, Gods, Catharsis

Greek Theatre SOW - Gesture, Unison Movement, Choral Voice, Comedy, Tragedy, Masks, Gods, Catharsis

A note from the author:I use this scheme of work with my Year 8 class, as not only does it offer a historical perspective on theatre, but it also allows for complex exploration into characters, ensemble work and strong emotions. The students seem to want to get fully involved in all aspects and I have developed this scheme over four years of teaching it. It involves a rich variety of activities, and supports the development of ensemble unison (both vocal and physical) and promotes positive working relationships in my students. Objective Overview of Greek Theatre§ Students to explore Greek Theatre elements such as chorus, characters comedy & tragedy, masks, depictions of gods, exaggerated acting.§ Students to develop skills in unison movement, choral voice, non-verbal communication, tragic/comic characters, mask work, script exploration, and gestures.§ Students to gain an introductory knowledge of Greek Theatre playwrights, Theatre practitioners (Complicitie, Jacques Lecoq), mythological characters, classical history and performance conditions.§ Students to explore The Trojan Women in depth, as well as examples from The Frogs and The Clouds. Overview of The Trojan WomenThe Trojan Women follows Queen Hecuba, her daughter Cassandra, her daughter-in-law Andromache and her grandson Astyanax, as they learn of their fates to the conquering Greek army. Talthybius, a herald of the Greeks, shows great compassion for the Trojans but must deliver terrible news (the death of Astyanax, the burning of Troy, the separation of Cassandra and Andromache from Hecuba). Menelaus considers slaughtering his ex-wife Helen (of Helen of Troy fame, the face that launched 1000 ships) however he is won over by her charm and decides to delay her killing. Is Helen responsible for the whole Trojan War? The gods Poseidon and Athene start the play discussing how to kill the Greek Army after they offended Athene at her temple. This leads to the messages and themes of the futile nature of war, fate, free will and feminism. The play occurs at the same time as Euripides' other play Hecuba.Included:In-depth Scheme of WorkLesson Resources (Images, Worksheets, Handouts)Scripts (a few chorus example scripts, self-written gesture scripts)Assessment Instructions Please note: You may want to purchase 'The Trojan Women' by Euripides, and The Frogs and The Clouds by Aristophanes - however I have included two extracts from the plays plus some example chorus sections. The Trojan Women is the main resource for this SOW.Please do comment on my resources so that I can continue to update and expand them. If you need any more information/clarification please comment and I will update my resources ASAP!

By Talthybius

Greek Mythology PPT

Greek Mythology PPT

Great and fun 38 slide PPT on Greek Mythology. Covers the origins and family tree, profiles the different Gods and looks at the legacy today.

By Polaphuca

Greek/Roman people - stick puppet templates

Greek/Roman people - stick puppet templates

Super-fun stick puppets! Simply colour, laminate and attach a craft stick.Great for oral language development, co-operative learning, drama, performance skills, engaging reluctant learners, etc …Fantastic for a topic based study (eg Greek/Roman times, Olympics, etc). Students can use these puppets to demonstrate their learning.Can also be used as a writing prompt (eg script writing, narrative writing, descriptive writing …)This set contains 12 black and white stick puppet templates for your students to colour and construct. (Thumbnail images show all templates). Mixture of male and female. One head is turned so you see the back of the head.Go on ... have some fun!Visit my store for more stick puppets and other great classroom resources.© Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

By swelch_resources

The Trojan War PPT

The Trojan War PPT

Excellent 41 slide PPT on The Trojan War. Looks at the story, if there was really a Homer, if the Battle really happened and the archaeological evidence. Fully adaptable.

By Polaphuca

The Trojan War PPT

The Trojan War PPT

Very well designed and attractively presented 25 slide PPT on The Trojan War. Tells the story with interesting details and great images.

By Polaphuca