Showing 11 entries for tag: Athens
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(...)
The book was created as a textbook for middle school students, adjusted to comply with the secondary education reform of 1926. It was meant to be the first after WW1 ancient Greek textbook for beginners already familiar with Latin and its grammatical terminology. After its refinement and another adjustment to the needs of contemporary schools, the second edition was published in 1929 and became the prevalent textbook for teaching ancient Greek in Poland for nearly(...)
Christine House, Yale Teachers Institute
This resource is a unit curriculum which describes the 12 labors of Hercules and includes discussion prompts about the myth and how it compares to Hercules in popular culture, specifically the Disney movie. It includes four lesson plans for students to creatively express what they learned. For example, painting a mural of Ancient Greece as it relates to the labors of Hercules, creating a scrapbook for Hercules’ journey, painting on pottery, watching Disney&r(...)
Monika Mikuła, Magdalena Popiołek
The textbook is founded on both authors’ years of experience in teaching Ancient Greek at the Institute of Classical Studies at the University of Warsaw and at other language classes. It is composed of three volumes. The first includes lessons 1-30 for the first year of study, the second - lessons 31-53 for the second year of study. Both come in two parts - one with texts, the other with grammatical information and sets of exercises. The third volume provide(...)
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.
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.
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.(...)
Janusz Ryba, Aleksandra Klęczar
Cognoscite is a textbook aimed at secondary school students, at the beginner level. The authors, experienced in both teaching and writing textbooks, adapted it to the new curriculum introduced in 2020, which is not as strictly focused on language learning as before, and presents a broader scope of cultural aspects including European reception of Antiquity. Thus the textbook combines many school subjects: Latin, arts, history, literature and shows the pres(...)
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(...)
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, (...)
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(...)