Greece

The primary curriculum singles out the Ancient Greek civilisation for particular attention. Why are the Ancient Greeks so important? How far does their legacy affect our world today? In this section you will find podcasts, articles and resources to help develop your knowledge of this ancient civilisation.

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  • Storytelling: Socrates, Alcibiades, and Athenian democracy

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    Nigel Parker's Year 5 class had just made a start on the Ancient Greeks. In this lesson we began with Athenian democracy, where the free adult male citizens decided everything, even ostracizing generals they didn't like.The story of SocratesI told the children some of the story of Socrates, who taught...

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  • A European Study: Ancient Greece

    Article

    Ancient Olympic Games and other lessons available on this site: Ancient Greek Government is one of the most popular lessons this website - it's good for citizenship too.

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  • The Iliad

    Article

    The aims of this Iliad lesson for year 4/5 children are: to develop an understanding of the weapons and tactics used in ancient Greek warfare to be able to read and understand a challenging text and extract information from it. Literacy objectives are to develop the children's skills in: extracting...

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  • Archimedes and the Syracusan War

    Article

    Cross-curricular History and Science in the Literacy Hour Archimedes and how his weapons worked Archimedes is an excellent subject. Indeed, Archimedes offers an excellent cross-curricular lesson opportunity, as he covers science, mathematics and a range of other areas, including cunning plans to defeat enemy armies and navies. The previous week...

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  • Archimedes and the Kings Crown

    Article

    Cross-curricular History and Science in the Literacy Hour Problem-solving in science through story-telling: how did Archimedes work out much gold there was in the king's crown? Archimedes is an excellent subject. Indeed, Archimedes offers an excellent cross-curricular lesson opportunity, as he covers science, mathematics and a range of other subjects,...

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  • Ancient Greece: topic pack

    Multipage Article

    A Topic Pack on Ancient Greece, with sections on Ancient Greek Society, Wars in Ancient Greece, and How do we know about the Ancient Greeks?

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  • The Olympics

    Article

    The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games look set to be an expression of an ultra-modern Britain. Yet they boast a legacy that dates back to Ancient Greece. There is a heritage of rich material for the primary history subject leader to mine and slot in alongside existing or newly...

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  • Hollywood vs. Homer

    Article

    You don't need a degree in film studies or Classics to enjoy the Hollywood blockbuster: Troy. Or to enjoy Brad Pitt, for that matter! But the question my teacher friend asked me, after two hours and forty minutes of being with Brad in a warm, dark place, was a great...

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