It's all Greek to Me
Bringing History to Life Beyond the Classroom
One of our most popular days focuses on the Classical period of the 5th century BC. The ancient Greeks introduced many of the ideas and attitudes we still admire. The topics covered look at the way of life, beliefs and achievements of the people living in ancient Greece and the influence their civilisation has had on the world today.
What might the day include?
Greek days are a great opportunity for children to come to school in costume. The emphasis is on having FUN, using artefacts, role-play, and games to teach history in an engaging and meaningful way. A day in ancient Greece can include any or all of these topics:
o Greece: where’s that?
o Dress like a Greek;
o Everyday life for Athenian men, women, boys and girls;
o Going to the Gymnasium: health, hygiene and talk!
o Work, trades and slavery;
o Food, drink, parties, and a little shopping;
o Childhood, toys and games;
o Schooling, language and the alphabet;
o Warfare and team building in the Greek “phalanx”;
o Meet the Spartans!
o ta Olympia (the ancient Olympic games);
o Of Gods and Goddesses: myths, legends, beliefs and customs.
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