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Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece by Scoilnet

Have you ever wondered what life was like in Ancient Greece? Do you know anything about the heroic deeds of Hercules or the stories Aesop?


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Considered to be Europe's oldest civilisation and the birthplace of democracy.

Woodlands School - Ancient Greece

http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Greece.html Added: 17 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Brief child-friendly descriptions of the various facets of life in Ancient Greece. Covers clothes, houses, daily life, school, theatre and some legends. Also includes a timeline.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Greeks

Suggestions for use: Great source of information. Non-commercial, so ideal for displaying in the classroom.

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Greeks

Suggestions for use: Great source of information. Non-commercial, so ideal for displaying in the classroom.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Greek Alphabet

http://www.physlink.com/reference/GreekAlphabet.cfm Added: 17 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

From Alpha to Omega, all the characters and names for the old Greek alphabet. Many of the words are used in English today.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Greeks

Suggestions for use: Get the children to write out their names using the old Greek symbols.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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History Essentials - Ancient Greeks?

http://www.channel4learning.com/sit...als///history/units/greeks_bi.shtml Added: 17 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment / Guide/notes

Channel 4 mini site exploring aspects of life in Ancient Greece. Strong visuals. Covers basic facts, activities, worksheets and a quiz.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Greeks

Suggestions for use: Excellent starting point for class study. The strong visuals make it attractive to display on IWB.

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Greeks

Suggestions for use: Excellent starting point for class study. The strong visuals make it attractive to display on IWB.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Odyssey Online's Greece

http://www.carlos.emory.edu/ODYSSEY/GREECE/home.html Added: 28 Oct 2011 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

A very visual striking site which covers various topics such as Architecture, Geography, Gods & Godessess. Thorough treatment of all topics.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Classical Studies

Suggestions for use: Could be used as a resource for student project work. This site has a lot of detail but it is also very visual so might be suited to IWB or projector in class.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Greek World

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/ancient_greeks/ Added: 11 Aug 2010 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Presentation

Ancient Greece is called 'the birthplace of Western civilisation'. Visit this site and find out about the ancient Greeks.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Greeks

Suggestions for use: To encourage the child to recognise how past and present actions, events and materials may become historically significant.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Ways to Make a Toga out of a Bedsheet

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Toga-out-of-a-Bedsheet Added: 17 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Demonstration / Guide/notes

Step-by-step guide with images. All you need is a bedsheet.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
Drama

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Try this in class with an old bedsheet. Will provide lots of fun for the class. The site does contain some advertising.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Try this in class with an old bedsheet. Will provide lots of fun for the class.

3-4
5-6
Visual Arts

Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Making Constructions

Suggestions for use: Try this in class with an old bedsheet. Will provide lots of fun for the class.


Strand: Fabric and Fibre

Strand unit: Creating in Fabric and Fibre

Strand: Fabric and Fibre

Strand unit: Creating in Fabric and Fibre


Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Making Constructions

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
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Greek Pot Painter

http://www.schoolsliaison.org.uk/kids/greecepot.htm Added: 12 Nov 2012 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

Creative activity illustrating pot design and production, based on real pots from Ancient Greece.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Greeks

Suggestions for use: Creative activity illustrating pot design and production, based on real pots from Ancient Greece.

3-4
Visual Arts

Strand: Paint and Colour

Strand unit: Painting

Suggestions for use: Creative activity illustrating pot design and production, based on real pots from Ancient Greece.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Greek Urns and Vases

http://greece.mrdonn.org/vases.html Added: 17 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Greek urns were very colourful and told a story. This brief description explains their design and use.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Greeks

Suggestions for use: Get the children to tell and paint a story in a similar way to the Ancient Greeks.

3-4
Visual Arts

Strand: Paint and Colour

Strand unit: Painting

Suggestions for use: Get the children to tell and paint a story in a similar way to the Ancient Greeks.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Make A Greek Mask

http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/make-a-greek-mask Added: 17 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Activity to make a Greek Mask similar to the ones worn by actors in the Ancient Greek theatre.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Visual Arts

Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Making Constructions

Suggestions for use: This is a useful resource in planning an art class and will tie in with history too. The activity is simple and the instructions are clear.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Self Correcting Ancient Greek Quiz.

http://www.teachingandlearningresources.co.uk/greeksquiz.shtml Added: 13 May 2006 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

A Multiple Choice Quiz where the pupils can check their answers by selfcorrection.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Greeks

Suggestions for use: A Multiple Choice Quiz where the pupils can check their answers by selfcorrection.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Channel 4: Ancient Greece Quiz

http://www.channel4learning.com/app...ncient+Greeks?&unitShortName=greeks Added: 17 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

Part of its wider website on Ancient Greece. Feedback given with wild cheers for correct answers.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Greeks

Suggestions for use: This is a very visual quiz so will engage students more than traditional formats might.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Aesop's Fables

http://www.aesopfables.com/ Added: 03 Apr 2007 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

A collection of 655 Aesop's Fables. This is a great teacher resource for reading aloud to the children, to model reading, or as a base for oral language lessons.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
English

Strand: Oral Language

Suggestions for use: A large collection of Aesop's Fables for teachers to read to their students.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Teacher's Guide for Ancient Greece

http://www.historyforkids.org/teachers/guides/greeceguide.htm Added: 17 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

General introduction for teachers in approaching the topic of Ancient Greece. US site aimed at Middle School but contains links to projects on Greece as well as a huge amount of ancient Greece-related information. Contains Advertising.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Greeks

Suggestions for use: For teacher use only. Starting point.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Teaching Tips from Myth Web

http://www.mythweb.com/teachers/tips/tips.html Added: 17 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Long series of lesson ideas and suggestions focused around creative writing, observing and vocabulary development around myths of Ancient Greece..

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
English

Strand: Writing

Suggestions for use: Lots of ideas here but they seem quite practical. Choose whichever appeals to you. Combines English with SESE History.

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Story

Strand unit: Myths & Legends

Suggestions for use: Lots of ideas here but they seem quite practical. Choose whichever appeals to you. Combines English with SESE History.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

World Book Web

Ancient Greece

The oldest civilisation in Europe. The Parthenon (above) was build 2,500BC and still stands in Athens today . . .


Timeline

This timeline highlights the most important events in Ancient Greece from 3000BC to 146BC.


Acropolis

The Acropolis was the central part of every city in Ancient Greece.

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