Ancient Greece

Block B - True or False

Discover the lasting influence of the Ancient Greeks on the western world. Investigate the timeline and four main periods of the Greek Empire. Explore different kinds of historical sources and evaluate their usefulness. Marvel at Alexander the Great and the empire under his leadership. Learn about trading and design, research lifestyle and clothing, and study key Ancient Greek buildings. Research the historical background of Aesop and his fables. Learn about the roles and rights of free men, women, children and slaves in Ancient Greece and research democracy. Examine the exciting Olympics and its modern legacy.

Think and question like a historian. Explore different kinds of historical sources. Check the fascinating myths of the Trojan War and the Minotaur against primary sources. Record a Mythbusters radio show. Research the lost city of Atlantis using a variety of means. Finally plan and perform a presentation for a TV History show.

This Topic is written for Upper Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: Sources of evidence

Explore different kinds of historical sources; discover how to tell if a source is valid and reliable and then rate the reliability of the source.

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02: Myth busters

Check the myths of the Trojan War and the Minotaur against primary sources; plan, perform and record a radio show called Myth busters.

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03: Atlantis - truth or fiction?

Devise questions for a historical research topic about the lost city of Atlantis; research using an online search engine; discuss what makes a website reliable.

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04: Dragon's Den

Devise questions for a historical research topic; plan and perform a Dragon’s Den style presentation for a TV show.