Ancient Greece

Block F - Buildings

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.

Discover the significance of temples to the Ancient Greeks. Research the features and roles of key Greek buildings and attempt to build your own. Finally make a model, shoot a short small world figure film and then host a movie premier for another class.

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01: The Temples, Palaces and Public Places

Discover the importance of temples to the Ancient Greeks and that they were homes for the gods and goddesses; be familiar with some of the architectural features of Greek temples; build a temple like the Parthenon out of card and art straws and include a statue of the resident god or goddess.

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02: Stoas and Agoras

Learn about the role of the public stoa in Ancient Greece; build a stoa from card and art straws.

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03: The Theatre, Plays and Performances

Find out about the theatre culture of the Hellenistic period of Ancient Greece; research the role and characteristics of the amphitheatre; make and decorate a theatre mask in the style of Ancient Greek theatre.

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04: Promoting the City

Demonstrate your knowledge of Ancient Greek town buildings by making a model and then shooting a short small world figure film; host a movie premier for another class.