Try out some of our teaching ideas for a themed day about Ancient Greece, or during your history and topic work.
If you have any other ideas of your own, let us know by adding a comment!
Teaching Ideas and Resources:
- Use these resources to act out some Greek myths:
- Make a storyboard to retell a Greek myth.
- Write a newspaper report about Pheidippides’ run from Athens to Sparta before the Battle of Marathon.
- Read some of these poems about the Ancient Greeks, and have a go at writing your own.
- Improve your Greek vocabulary with these “fill the blanks” activities.
- Write a character description of a Greek God or Goddess. The British Museum site has lots of information about them to get you started.
- Investigate Archimedes’ principle by putting different objects into a jug of water with a scale on. Why do they displace different amounts of water?
- Could you use art software to create a ‘Greek key’ pattern?
- Control a programmable robot to follow a path similar to a Greek key design.
- Make an ancient Greek wreath.
- Design and make a Greek pot. This video shows how the Ancient Greeks did it.
- Mark the Ancient Greek city-states on a map.
- Find out more about the Ancient Greeks with our popular resource pack.
- Use our fact cards to learn more about the Ancient Greeks.
- Watch this video about Sparta and write some facts about the Spartans.
- Plan and take part in a Mini Olympics.
- Democracy is a concept that comes from the Ancient Greeks. There is some information about it on this website. What do you know about how democracy works? Hold a democratic vote.