High School ancient history lesson plans and activities: Greece

Resources and ideas for history, ancient history, greece, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Ancient Greece Task Cards

Ancient Greece Task Cards

These task cards are a great way for students to learn about Ancient Greece.This product contains 18 cards with multiple choice questions about Ancient Greece. A recording sheet and an answer key are included. Blank cards are also included for questions to be added, if wanted. The same 18 cards are also available in a non-multiple choice option as well.

By ScienceSpot

Greek Myths: Big Lesson Bundle!

Greek Myths: Big Lesson Bundle!

This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain a deep understanding of a number of traditional Greek Myths. Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer's key messages, identifying the traits of key characters, settings, and themes, understanding language devices, and relating the texts to their social and historical contexts.Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps:- Engaging- Defining/ Understanding- Identifying/Remembering- Analysing/ Creating- Peer or self evaluating.All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided. In total, these resources amount to £12, meaning that you can make a 67% saving!These resources can also be bought individually for £2 each

By TandLGuru

Greek Myths: Theseus and The Minotaur

Greek Myths: Theseus and The Minotaur

This engaging and detailed lesson enables students to gain a deep understanding of the Greek Myth 'Theseus and The Minotaur.' In doing so, students learn to interpret and infer the key meanings in a myth, analyse the descriptive language in a myth, and use descriptive language to describe their own ancient Greek monster.The lesson follows a clear, logical, bite-size learning journey, which guides students towards differentiated learning objectives. Over the course of this journey, they become able to:- Define the key terms 'adjective' and 'synonym' and use these appropriately and imaginatively to describe an image of the Minotaur;- Read the story 'Theseus and The Minotaur' and interpret the key meanings;- Identify, understand, and analyse the descriptive language in 'Theseus and The Minotaur;'- Apply their understanding of descriptive techniques by creating and describing their own mythical beast, using a model example, a success criteria, and a scaffold; - Peer assess each other's descriptive attempts.This resource pack includes:- A visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation;- Paper copies and online links to the extract needed for the lesson;- Understanding Descriptive Language worksheet;- Creating a Beast Template, and model example;- A detailed lesson plan, complete with what the teacher and students should aim to achieve at each stage of the lesson.All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the PowerPoint.

By TandLGuru

Orion and Orion presentation - Greek myths

Orion and Orion presentation - Greek myths

Simple Orion story for primary children with SEN / autismWe read the story together on the PowerPoint.The word document was cut into strips and we sequenced them as a group.We then made our own telescopes from cardboard tubes to look at the Orion constellation (used our telescopes to look at a square of card with pin pricks to show the 'Orion constellation').

By jlp76

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

Greek Myths: The Context of Ancient Greece

Greek Myths: The Context of Ancient Greece

This interesting and highly-stimulating lesson enables students to gain a clear understanding of key information regarding the historical and cultural context of Ancient Greece. They also learn to logically organise the key information that they gather, and make clear links between Greek myths and their newly-gained understanding of context. This lesson enables them to construct a solid foundation of contextual understanding for future deeper learning of Greek myths.The lesson follows a clear, logical, bite-size learning journey, which guides students towards differentiated learning objectives. Over the course of this journey, they become able to:- Read and interpret key information regarding Ancient Greek gods, geography, culture, and landmarks;- Share their understanding through engagement in a jigsaw model task;-Order key events in Ancient Greek History through the creation of a dated timeline;- Link their understanding of historical and cultural context to an independently-researched Greek Myth;-Peer assess each other's learning attempts.This resource pack includes:- A visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation;- Key information sheets on Ancient Greek gods, geography, culture, and landmarks; - Ancient Greece Timeline Events Cards (and answer sheet for teachers);- A detailed lesson plan, complete with what the teacher and students should aim to achieve at each stage of the lesson.All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the PowerPoint. Note: The final two tasks work best with access to ICT/internet resources.

By TandLGuru

Ancient Greece   - Complete 6 week unit of work

Ancient Greece - Complete 6 week unit of work

A complete 6 week scheme of work, based around life in Ancient Greece. Written for a year 4/5 class, it is easily differentiated. Objectives covered include: The geography of the ancient worldGreek daily lifeLife in Athens and Sparta School in Ancient Greece The Greek Alphabet.Please leave Feedback.

By Raphella

Ancient Greece PPT

Ancient Greece PPT

Excellent 28 slide PPT covering all aspects of Ancient Greece and providing a great overview of the topic. Very well designed. City States, Architecture, Sparta and Science and many more topics are all covered.

By Polaphuca

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

Hstory: Booklet on Ancient Greeks to complete

Hstory: Booklet on Ancient Greeks to complete

3rd/4th Class, age 8+ This document is a booklet on Life in Ancient Greece. It can be printed out in A5 and a copy given to each pupil. It can be used as an assessment after the unit of work is completed. It could also be used alongside a presentation on Ancient Greece that the children fill in after each section. This booklet has questions on areas such as education, clothing, the alphabet, daily life, food, Gods, etc

By mcleanedel

Greek Theatre PPT and Handout

Greek Theatre PPT and Handout

A 37 Page PPT with accompanying 5 page handout for students.Covers a lots of content , including;The background to Theatre, The Great Spring Festival, The Theatre (Venues), The layout of a theatre - Orchestra, Parados, Skene, Altar, Seating, The audience, Sound effects, Special effects, Props, The Chorus, The Actors /Performers, Costumes, Masks, How plays were chosen (the Competition). Very Visual with lots of images and diagrams.A handout for students is included in the Zip folder so they can view the PPT without having to write down all content.Suitable for Junior to Senior years studying Ancient Greece or a Drama Class

By teen91113

Timeline of Ancient Greece- run through to show passing of time

Timeline of Ancient Greece- run through to show passing of time

This resource is a power point with a difference to support knowledge and understanding of chronology.It features a selection of 27 events from Ancient Greece but runs through automatically. Each slide appears for 5 seconds and there is then a second ‘interval’ slide which appears for a varied amount of time. This helps show how much real time elapsed between events – in this presentation a 1 second delay equals 3 years.

By WiseArkResources

Greek Myths: Echo and Narcissus

Greek Myths: Echo and Narcissus

This interesting and highly-stimulating lesson enables students to gain a clear understanding of the key meanings in the Greek Myth ‘Echo and Narcissus.’ Through engagement with the story, students learn to interpret and infer the key meanings in the text, understand its predominant morals, and back up their ideas with textual evidence.The lesson follows a clear, logical, bite-size learning journey, which guides students towards differentiated learning objectives. Over the course of this journey, they become able to:- Define the key term 'moral' and identify the morals in popular tales;- Read the story 'Echo and Narcissus' and interpret the key meanings;- Identify, explain, and analyse the moral of the story in 'Echo and Narcissus';- Engage deeply with the text by inferring the thoughts and feelings of the key characters; - Test their understanding of the story by answering an exam-style comprehension question.-Peer assess each other's learning attempts.This resource pack includes:- A visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation;- Paper copies and online links to the text;- Resources for 'In Your Shoes' Task;- Bloom's Taxonomy worksheet;- A logically scaffolded essay template;- A detailed lesson plan, complete with what the teacher and students should aim to achieve at each stage of the lesson.All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the PowerPoint.

By TandLGuru

The Delian League in a nutshell

The Delian League in a nutshell

Outlines the Delian League. Great for introducing the topic and also as revision resource.Tags: Delian League, Persian Wars, Ancient History, Presentation, Revision, Simple, Accessible, key points, concepts, outline.

By MHaji07

GCSE Public Health A3 info-mat: Ancient and Arabic Medicine

GCSE Public Health A3 info-mat: Ancient and Arabic Medicine

A3 info-mat introducing Hippocrates, Galen, Avicenna and the Arabic contributions to European medicine. Includes strategies to master key terminology and historical context. Contains wider reading homework/extension task and content checklist for revision purposes. Can be used as a resource during lesson, a stand alone lesson or a revision/exam technique lesson. Contains AQA GCSE questions to improve exam technique (type 2,3 and 4, see below);1. Has the role of the individual been the main factor in the development of medicine in Europe since medieval times? 2. Compare the bedside manner of Hippocrates in Ancient Greece with that of the NHS in the twenty-first century. In what ways are they similar?Significance (Question Type 2: AO1 and AO2, 8 marks) 3. Explain the significance of Arabic doctors in the development of Western European medicine.

By johnleehough

Characters from the Fall of Troy worksheet

Characters from the Fall of Troy worksheet

A worksheet designed to go along side listening to/ watching the story of the Fall of Troy.Many pupils find it a challenge to remember each character and what they do in the story. This activity is aimed at helping them to make sense for themselves of who is who and that their role is.

By Miffymimi

Part 1 AQA Health & The People / Medicine Through Time: Ancient Greece, Rome & Medieval Britain

Part 1 AQA Health & The People / Medicine Through Time: Ancient Greece, Rome & Medieval Britain

This is Part 1 of Health & The People, it consists of 12 lessons with worksheets that cover Ancient Greece, Rome & Medieval Britain. There are two other parts that I have uploaded to help make planning and preparing for your lessons simple,easy and less time consuming. In turn I hope that these resource allow you to gt back to teaching rather than planning all the time.Enjoy!

By JamesLeopoldStuart

OCR A-Level Classical Civilisation(H408)Personal Learning Checklists-PLCs [Revision;DIRT; Exam Prep]

OCR A-Level Classical Civilisation(H408)Personal Learning Checklists-PLCs [Revision;DIRT; Exam Prep]

This download contains two Personal Learning Checklists (PLCs) designed for the OCR A-level Classical Civilisatoin (H408) Specification, for first assessment in 2019, including: The world of the hero; Culture and the arts; Beliefs and ideas.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

Alexander the Great PPT

Alexander the Great PPT

Excellent 33 slide PPT on Alexander the Great. Covers everything from the rise of Macedonia, to Alexander's great battles and his lasting legacy. Beautifully designed with lots of maps, graphics and detailed points.

By Polaphuca

OCR A-level Ancient History (H407) Personal Learning Checklist (PLC) [Revision; DIRT; Exam Prep]

OCR A-level Ancient History (H407) Personal Learning Checklist (PLC) [Revision; DIRT; Exam Prep]

This download contains one Personal Learning Checklist (PLC) designed for the OCR A-level Ancient History (H407) Specification, for first assessment in 2019, including: Greek period study; Greek depth study; Roman period study; Roman depth study.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

Events from Ancient Greece

Events from Ancient Greece

A set of chronological resources to give an overview of Ancient Greece and support chronological awareness and knowledge.There is a power point presentation which features 27 events from Ancient Greece. The associated word document features the same events and has an overview timeline to classify events into different categories. There are also two sorting activities and a series of word searches. These have questions to answer before finding the word in the grid – so reinforcing knowledge of events. (There are versions with the first letter of the answer or number of letters in the answer as well as one with no clues so that they cover a wide range of challenge.)

By WiseArkResources

Top Trumps Bundle: Homer's Odyssey and Virgil's Aeneid

Top Trumps Bundle: Homer's Odyssey and Virgil's Aeneid

A great revision bundle using the Top Trump game on Homer's Odyssey and Virgil's Aeneid. These teach the key characters, their impact on the plot and key themes. I have used these with my sixth-form classes and they loved them.The Bundle also includes a revision guide for Athenian Democracy which covers the reforms of Solon to Kleisthenes.

By matthew_nolan

Greek Gods & Goddesses

Greek Gods & Goddesses

A set of resources to support teaching and learning about this topic.There is a power point with a clickable ‘family tree’ that has slides with a picture and sentence about the linked deity.The word document on the same deities has a range of challenges. These include comprehension tasks such as identifying a god’s area of influence and outline family tree to complete (different versions to provide varying levels of difficulty). There is also a series of word searches. These have questions to answer before finding the word in the grid – so reinforcing knowledge of events. (There are versions with the first letter of the answer or number of letters in the answer as well as one with no clues so that they cover a wide range of challenge.)

By WiseArkResources

World History Digital Notebook Ancients to Renaissance for Google Drive

World History Digital Notebook Ancients to Renaissance for Google Drive

Save a bundle with over 150 ready-to use digital notebook pages on World History topics. Great for Google Drive and 1:1 classrooms, each set of digital notebook pages includes: - clickable graphic organizers for students - teacher tips - possible responses for student notes - PLUS full set of blackline masters This purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.

By DocRunningHistory

World History Interactive Notebook Pages: 11 sets! Ancients to Renaissance

World History Interactive Notebook Pages: 11 sets! Ancients to Renaissance

World History: Interactive Notebook Pages Bundle is a bundle of templates, template directions, and possible responses for notes on 11 world history topics (10 - 15 notebook pages per topic). Over 300 pages. Pictures of each notebook page included. Great for middle school or remedial high school students. This purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.

By DocRunningHistory