Ancient Greece

Block D - Trade

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.

Understand trading in the Ancient Greek world.Work with maps and discover the goods that were traded by the Ancient Greeks. Learn how the economy worked. Finish by designing, making and playing an Ancient Greek trading game.

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01: Introduction to the geography of the Ancient world

Locate Ancient Greece and the countries that made up their empire; play a sorting game.

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02: What did they trade?

Discover the goods that were traded by the Ancient Greeks; play a trading game.

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03: How do we know?

Learn about the evidence for Greek trading; learn about evidence from shipwrecks.

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04: Currency and exchange

How did the economy work? Find out about the different types.

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05: Plan the game

Show all you have learnt about trading by deciding the rules for an Ancient Greek trading game.

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06: Make the game

Make your items to trade in the Ancient Greek trading game.

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07: Play the game

Dress up and play your trading game.