Ancient Greece – KQ2 Part 1 – What can we work out about everyday life in Ancient Athens?

There are three distinct parts to Key Question 2 but each centrally based around the need for pupils to use evidence of different forms.  The introductory PowerPoint shows 4 contrasting types of evidence: buildings, coins, statues and monuments, and archaeological remains.  Activities and resources for the first part are below, parts 2 and 3 are available as separate posts.

Centre of Athenian life, the Agora below the Acropolis © Look and Learn

KQ2 Part 1
An overview of aspects of life in Ancient Athens using the market place approach.  

The idea is that pupils are cast in role as a visitor to the Agora. To make it active, they have to speak to every other person who is also visiting to get an overview of what daily life was like in this central part of Athens in the 5th century BC.

So it works like this. Pupils are designated a role provided for you on the support sheet RS1. There are some roles where there are two pupils working together for those who might find it hard to work alone.

When given their role, pupil’s job is to find out as many reasons as possible why different people visited the

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