Ancient Greece – KQ1 Part 1 – How can we possibly know so much about the Ancient Greeks who lived over 2,500 years ago?
Any study of ancient Greek society must begin with an appreciation of the physical features of Greece. Landform and climate…Read More
This KS2 smart task places pupils in the role of detectives trying to prove that the legend of Theseus and…
This short article provides some background information to support your teaching of Key Question 1 Part 2. Set the lesson…Read More
There are three distinct parts to Key Question 2 but each centrally based around the need for pupils to use…Read More
This KS2 history lesson, in which the decoration of a Greek pot is slowly revealed, features two cracking activities designed…Read More
This simple lesson on life for women in Ancient Greece, based around a PowerPoint presentation, makes an excellent contribution to…Read More
Part 1 Looks at characteristic features of Classical Athens. This is a simple teacher-led explanation using a few PowerPoint clues….Read More
This lesson on the Battle of Marathon makes a major contribution to pupils’ thinking skills. They are presented with a…Read More
Ancient Greece – KQ3 Part 3 – comparing six contrasting interpretations of the original Marathon run
Interesting session comparing six contrasting interpretations of the original Marathon run, followed by analysis of which to believe and understanding…Read More
Ancient Greece – KQ3 Part 3 – Additional Information – 10 Things Your Pupils Need To Know About Pheidippides ’Marathon’ Run
1. Herodotus makes no mention of the run from Marathon to Athens The principal source for the battle of Marathon…Read More
Ancient Greece – KQ3 Part 4 – Consequences of the battle of Marathon: Bells and whistles – Smart task
Really fun lesson called bells and whistles in which team have to make the appropriate sound depending on whether the…Read More
This full lesson is a role-play activity looking at Greek democracy in the context of the rebuilding of the Parthenon….Read More
This is a really fun, practical lesson involving smashed pottery, writing in Ancient Greek through black wax and deciphering each other’s…
Ancient Greece – KQ4 Part 3 – Would you have preferred to live in Athens or Sparta? Comparing life in Athens and Sparta: a short smart task
One way of bringing home to pupils what was so special about life in Ancient Athens is to compare it…Read More
Ancient Greece – KQ4 Part 2 Additional information – Ancient Greek democracy. Or what links Red painted rope, an idiot ,and piloting the ship.
This article supports the fully resourced outstanding lesson on democracy that can be found here Democracy is made from two…Read More
Ancient Greece – KQ5 Part 1 – What can we tell about the Ancient Greeks from a study of their Olympics?
We thought we would offer you a range of different cameos showing how the history of the Olympics could be…
Ancient Greece – KQ5 Part 2 – What can we tell about the Ancient Greeks from their interest in the theatre?
This key question is divided into two distinct parts, starting with Part 1 – the Olympics. This has its own…Read More
Ancient Greece – KQ6 Part 1 – Under the Cloth: sorting the muddled collection. Is it all Greek to you?
Step 1 To introduce the notion of the Greeks having a major influence on our lives today use the activity…Read More
This is a fun activity looking at the contribution the Ancient Greeks have made to our language. Great for literacy. …Read More
Pupils have to select a team of 11 Great Greeks. They do this by preparing and then evaluating 14 different…
This task puts pupils in the position as evaluators of a BBC film: BBC Bitesize – Watch: What did the…Read More