Ancient Greece

Block E - Home Life

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.

Learn about the lifestyle and clothing of the Ancient Greek people. Research and design your own clothing and artefacts typical of Greek home life. Finally take part in whole class role-play, dressing up and feasting.

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01: Tunics and chitons

Learn about the lifestyle and clothing of the Ancient Greek people; design and make a decorated chiton.

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02: Making sandals

Appreciate the resources used by the Ancient Greeks; research their sandal designs; make and evaluate an Ancient Greek-style sandal.

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03: Greek toys

Find out about the life of the children of Ancient Greece; research their toys ad make a spinning top or wheeled creature out of clay.

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04: Music and mosaics

Learn about the culture, music and art of the Ancient Greeks; make a Greek-style sistrum out of clay; design and make a wall mosaic.

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05: Greek feast!

Discover the food and cooking of the Ancient Greeks; make food typical of the Ancient Greeks; take part in whole class role-play, dressing up and feasting.