Upper Key Stage 2 Ancient Greece

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. Find out about the historical background of Aesop and his fables. Research democracy. Examine the exciting Olympics and its modern legacy.

Block A
5 sessions
Timeline

Find out about the four main time periods of the Greek Empire. Learn key information from each era and wow invited guests as you teach them everything you have learned about the chronology of the Ancient Greeks.

History, Art & Design, DT
Block B
4 sessions
True or False

Think and question like a historian. Explore different kinds of historical sources. Check the myths of the Trojan War and the Minotaur against primary sources. Research the lost city of Atlantis using a variety of means.

History, English, Computing
Block C
5 sessions
Empire

Research the fascinating life of Alexander the Great and some of the places he and his troops saw. Recreate some of the episodes from his life through improvisation and performance.

History, English, Art & Design, Geography
Block D
7 sessions
Trade

Understand Ancient Greek trading. Work with maps and discover the traded goods and their journeys. Learn how the economy worked. Design, make and play an Ancient Greek trading game.

History, English, Art & Design, Geography
Block E
5 sessions
Home Life

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

History, English, Art & Design, DT
Block F
4 sessions
Buildings

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

History, Art & Design, Computing, DT
Block G
7 sessions
Parthenon Marbles

Discover the art of the Ancient Greeks through the Parthenon Marbles. Learn techniques for drawing people and animals. Understand the controversy over the ownership of the marbles.

History, English, Art & Design
Block H
4 sessions
Education

What was it like to go to school in Ancient Greece? Appreciate the role of education in the lives of the Ancient Greeks. Learn about their school days, as well as some of the great thinkers of this period.

History, English, DT
Block I
5 sessions
Aesop

Research the historical background of Aesop, his fables and their illustrations. Discuss your learning, create your own fables, and round off the block by explaining Aesop to younger children and reading your own story to them.

History, English, Art & Design
Block J
4 sessions
Olympics

Learn about the significance of the Ancient Greek Olympics. Research the details and structure of the ancient Olympics and recreate parts of them.

History, English, DT
Block K
3 sessions
Democracy

Learn about the development of democracy from its creation in Ancient Greece to systems used today. Plan and run your very own class democratic system.

History, English
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