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Susan Deacy

Autism and Classical Mythology

The idea for the blog began at a meeting in 2008 with a special needs teacher, who mentioned to Deacy that, in her experience and those of her colleagues, autistic children often enjoy learning about classical myth. Starting with this anecdotal evidence, Deacy began to wonder why this might be the case, and whether – as a classicist who researches classical myth – there was anything she could do by way of creating resources. She started the blog in 200(...)

blog

YEAR: 2009

COUNTRY: UK


Kimberly MacNeill

Polystitches, class mascot

Year 6’s current class topic is ‘The Ancient Greeks’ and as part of this they have been reading an abridged copy of The Odyssey. Across the school each class has a mascot in the form of a cuddly toy or similar, which is given out each week for exceptional work or behaviour. 

The recipient is then invited to add an entry to the mascot diary detailing what they did during the week. As Y6 are the oldest form i(...)

other

YEAR: 2019

COUNTRY: UK


Laura Jenkinson-Brown

Greek Myth Comix

The website is focused on presenting students with ancient myths in an approachable and entertaining form of a comic. The author of the comics reaches for absolute classics: myths, the Odyssey, drama, the Aeneid, and allows the reader to effortlessly learn numerous interesting facts and concepts from mythology, literature, philology, philosophy and other sciences.
Greek Myth Comix was originally launched to assist students in the auth(...)

website

COUNTRY: UK


Barbara Bell, Helen Forte (illustrator)

Minimus. Starting out in Latin

Minimus is a lively elementary Latin course for children aged 7-10. It combines a basic introduction to the Latin language with background cultural information on the Roman civilization in Britain. Pupils learn Latin through engaging in games and fun activities, using the modern interactive method including audiovisual elements. The child acquires a different linguistic system without going into great grammatical details or studying the rules of phrase fo(...)

textbook

YEAR: 1999

COUNTRY: UK


Hugh Lupton, The Cambridge School Classics Project (CSCP), Daniel Morden

Primary Ancient Greeks

Primary Ancient Greeks is aimed mainly at primary school teachers. The website provides teaching guidance, printable materials and lesson plans for teaching Ancient Greek literacy and history through Greek myths. The website contains thematically-organised modules prepared to be realized within 6 weeks. The crucial idea of the authors is for each of the topics to introduce to the student 2-3 chosen Greek myths weekly and present connected ideas and concepts from t(...)

website

COUNTRY: UK


The Primary Latin Project team

The Primary Latin Project

The Primary Latin Project is a website aimed at the teachers, it promotes the teaching of ancient languages in primary schools. The website provides training for teachers and helps with resources to run the programme based on the Minimus textbook in primary school. Minimus  is a unique Latin course for younger children based on a real family who lived in Britain at Vindolanda in 100 AD: Flavius, the fort commander, his wife Lep(...)

website

COUNTRY: UK


Maurice Balme, Gilbert Lawall , James Morwood

Ἀθήνᾱζε – An introduction to Ancient Greek


The textbook provides a narration of the story of an Athenian farmer named Diceopolis and his family. They live in a village called Cholleidae, situated in Attica, north of Athens. The story is fictional, albeit the facts are set in a specific historical context which runs from the autumn of 432 to the spring of 431. Thus, the plot develops through some crucial historical patterns of the time, such as the Athenian democracy led by Pericles and the tensions cau(...)

textbook

YEAR: 2016 3rd edition

COUNTRY: UK


Mark Warner

The Olympians

This resource includes one, animated, 4 minutes long, video on the Olympic goods. It then offers ideas and resources on how to use this video for other disciplines such as English, Maths, Computing, Art, Music, Geography, History and Physical education. In the video we see a dark-skinned woman running through London when a giant (perhaps a titan) throws fire balls at her. She then reaches Zeus who throws his thunderbolt near her so she can catch it and use as a po(...)

avmaterial

COUNTRY: UK


Mark Warner

Perseus Role-Play

This activity suggests role-playing of the myths relating to Perseus. It does not offer the script but rather include suggestions for the teacher on how to engage with the myths. The activity includes a one page PDF of Perseus’ story as well as Story board templates.

The male characters include: Zeus, Hermes, Polydectes, Perseus and Acrisius

The female characters include: Danae, Medusa, Gr(...)

lesson

COUNTRY: UK


Mark Warner

Ancient Greece Fact Cards

This resource instructs how to use fact cards on ancient Greece in the classroom. There are 20 facts cards and two empty cards. They include short facts on the geography of ancient Greece, democracy, literature, religion, army, education, art, slaves, home, theater, Olympic games, writing, Pythagoras, Alexander the Great, Homer.

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lesson

COUNTRY: UK


DK

DK Find Out

This online resource contains an interactive map of ancient Greece. When you click on one of the sites, an information text appears. If you click on the red words in the text, new information page opens up.

The information which appears on the map includes: Mount Olympus, Greek art, Troy, Greek clothing, Philosophers, Athens, The Oracle at Delphi, Olympia, Sparta, Trireme and Alexander the Great.

website

COUNTRY: UK


DK

DK Find Out: Troy- The Trojan War

This online resource contains an interactive map of ancient Greece and an ancient Greece quiz. When you click on one of the sites, an information text appears. If you click on the red words in the text, a new information page opens up. For example, when you click on Troy, you get the Trojan War interactive page.

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website

COUNTRY: UK


Lorna Mock

Ancient Greece Quiz

This is a word document for an autumn half term quiz on ancient Greece. It provides questions on geography, chronology, comparison with England, language and alphabet, philosophers, and Greek gods. There is also an additional Greek gods’ quiz.

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quiz

COUNTRY: UK


Emily Collins

Ancient Greece Unit Plan

This unit offers 14 lesson plans on ancient Greece for years 3/4.  (7-9 year olds) The themes of the lessons are, the geography and climate of Greece, ancient Greece in time, Athens and Sparta, Greeks as fighters, Marathon and the war against the Persians, gods and temples, myths, theatre, performing Greek myths (by the students), Olympic games, everyday life, Greek activities afternoon.

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syllabus

COUNTRY: UK


M. A. Crook

Gods assembly

This worksheet offers a plan for a school assembly on the Greek gods. School assemblies are common in schools around the world. They present the opportunity for students (and their teachers) to show their parents/other students what they have learnt. This worksheet refers to a 6th grade (Key stage 3/ Year 7 in the UK) presentation of their history lessons on ancient Greece.  Such assemblies may occur at the end of term/school year.

other

COUNTRY: UK


Paul Mangan

Ancient Greece Class Assembly

This worksheet offers a plan for a school assembly on the Greek gods. School assemblies are common in schools around the world. They present the opportunity for students (and their teachers) to show their parents/other students what they have learnt. This worksheet refers to a 6th grade (Key stage 3/ Year 7 in the UK) presentation of their history lessons on ancient Greece.  Such assemblies may occur at the end of term/school year.

other

COUNTRY: UK


Sam Loyd

Ancient Greece Activity Booklet

This is a 10 pp. PDF booklet on ancient Greece. The activities include: a fill out table on the ancient and modern Olympics, a design your own Greek vase, ancient Greek numbers and exercises, creating a game, Greek prefixes and suffixes, Greek card game, explanation on Greek temples, an adapted myth of Hercules, Greek gods business card.

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worksheet

COUNTRY: UK


Emily Collins

Greek god

This resource provides a template for a Greek god ID. It contains a space for the name of the god, his picture, his responsibilities, related myths and other facts

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worksheet

COUNTRY: UK


Iffat Sardharwalla (Ph.D)

Greek Myths

This is a power point presentation on the subject of Greek Myths. It includes short explanations on the Greek gods, photos, names of heroes, suggestions for classroom activity.

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lesson

COUNTRY: UK


Core Knowledge

YEAR 3: ANCIENT GREECE (five lessons): Lesson 3. Rough, Tough Sparta

The aim of this lesson plan is to introduce the city-state of Sparta and its tough military regime

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lesson

COUNTRY: UK


National Geographic Kids

The gods and goddesses of ancient Greece

This website provides brief information on specific Greek gods and goddesses. The feature divinities are: Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Aphrodite, Hades, Hermes, Demeter, Apollo, Athena. For each deity a photo of a statue is included.

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website

COUNTRY: UK


National Geographic Kids

10 Facts about ancient Greece

This webpage offers 10 facts on the ancient Greek culture. The facts refer to everyday life (food, clothing), mythology, events, festivals. At the bottom of the page, there are various facts on modern Greece.

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website

COUNTRY: UK


National Geographic Kids

Greek mythology primary resource

This primary resource offers 2 PDF posters, one dedicated to Zeus and the other to “tales of terror” from ancient Greece. Both pages offers short paragraphs adapted from the National Geographic Treasure of Greek Mythology volume by Donna Jo Napoli.
The Zeus PDF briefly narrates Zeus’ fight against the Titans and the division of the universe between the three brothers. A colourful illustration depicts Zeus holding a thunderbolt and the giant se(...)

worksheet

COUNTRY: UK


Core Knowledge

YEAR 3: ANCIENT GREECE (five lessons): Lesson 5. Marathon and Thermopylae

After learning about the Persian wars, this lesson focuses on two battles, one representing Athenian might and one Spartan heroism. The battles refer to the Persian invasion of 490 and 480 B.C.E. the students are asked to fill in a news article about Marathon and Thermopylae.  They can write also a poem if they wish.

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lesson

COUNTRY: UK


National Geographic Kids

Ancient Greeks primary resource

This resource offers 4 PDFs on ancient Greece. Facts on ancient Greece are introduced by the animated character of Max, the time-travelling mouse. The information appears like advertisement for a forthcoming issue of Mini Histories series.

PDF 1 + 2: The facts include  brief information on: the geographical borders of ancient Greece, Trojan horse, Aristotle, Hippokrates, Homer, athletics, theatre, myths, gods, growing up in Greece.

PDF 3:  offers a short mini-quiz whic(...)

worksheet

COUNTRY: UK


Core Knowledge

YEAR 3: ANCIENT GREECE (five lessons): Lesson 4. The Persian Wars

After the previous lessons discussed Athens and Sparta, the present lesson focuses on the students’ engagement with the Persians during the 5th century B.C.E. the students learn about the Persian wars and also how the Athenians and Spartans worked together for the salvation of Greece. The lesson offers activities on Cyrus cylinder and  a summary of the Persian empire in order to provide students with some background on the Persian empire.
The lesson includes empty and complete w(...)

lesson

COUNTRY: UK


Core Knowledge

YEAR 3: ANCIENT GREECE (five lessons): Lesson 1. An introduction to Ancient Greece

This is the first lesson of five. It offers an introduction to ancient Greece. The objective of his lesson is to introduce the ancient civilization to the young students and connect it with more familiar themes to the children, such as Olympic Games, Greek gods etc. The teachers are encouraged to incorporate videos from films such as Troy (2004) or 300 (2006).

The lesson includes a map of ancient Greece with key locations and brief explanations of them (Athens, Olympia, Sparta, Crete, (...)

lesson

COUNTRY: UK


Core Knowledge

YEAR 3: ANCIENT GREECE (five lessons): Lesson 2. Athens: Birthplace of Democracy

The aim of this lesson plan is to explain to the students about Athenian democracy and its institutions.
The lesson includes a reenactment of Athenian elections and explains  the terms pnyx, boule, ecclesia, tyranny, democracy . The lesson also refers  to videos on Athens and the Parthenon.

This lesson offers group activity in which the class acts as  Athenian citizens who participate in the democracy. It is specifically noted that since women and slaves were not citi(...)

lesson

COUNTRY: UK


Angela Wilkes

Latin for Beginners

Latin for Beginners is a textbook aimed at primary school pupils. The author treats Latin as any other foreign language and uses the same comprehensive methods as for teaching modern languages at the beginner level. This includes introducing new vocabulary and grammar in each chapter along with puzzles, quizzes and exercises to consolidate new knowledge. It also suggests the use of an associated website for additional resources and activities to(...)

textbook

YEAR: 1993

COUNTRY: UK