Category: History: Ancient Greece Unit

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Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome Worksheets and Activities

Today, I’m going to share a few worksheets and cards about Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome.  These are free to download! These cover highlights such as: Homer Troy the Parthenon The story or Romulus and Remus the Colosseum Julius Caesar Last semester, we read the Story of the World, vol. 1 (affiliate link), which is all about the ancient world. As I said before, ED loved this book! (And her...

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Ancient Greece Unit for Kindergarten, Grade 1 or 2

Ancient Greece Unit Many homeschoolers start off with a unit on the  Ancient world. Our family was no different! When LD was 6 (and the girls were 4 and 2), we started with units on Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece.  I thought I would share some of the activities and books we used for our Ancient Greece Unit.   You’ll see that the way we pull units together hasn’t changed much...

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Technology in Education and in your Homeschool (Part 1)

Technology can be integrated into the educational setting (your classroom, your homeschool) as seamlessly and easily as it has made its way into your daily life.  Your computer, tablet, reader, iPhone, video machine and CD player all can supplement your teaching with the right tools.  Many kids already play educational games at home or on the go. Streaming video brings science and history to life.   Slip in a CD of...

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Ancient Greece — Geography Project (part 1)

This project idea was adapted from Ancient Greece!: 40 Hands-On Activities to Experience This Wondrous Age (Kaleidoscope Kids Books). (affiliate link) We bought some self-hardening clay and looked at various maps to make a map of Greece with its many islands. Obviously Mom had a hand in forming the mainland areas of Greece and Asia Minor (now Turkey). The kids did all of the islands. We’ve been reading Mary Pope...

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Ancient Greece Geography Project — Aegean Sea (part 2)

We added labels to our map of ancient Greece. Then we took turns adding deep blue water and making the Aegean Sea! It was a good lesson on much more than just the geography of ancient Greece. Some of the islands were covered by the water. We talked about the fact that there are mountains under the oceans. We also talked about the fact that when the levels of the...

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Ancient Egypt — Geography Project

Last year we did a unit on Ancient Egypt. We really got a lot out of that geography project as well and I thought I’d share it (since we started this blog after that). We shoveled sand into the container, then laid down a aluminium foil river bed (so the water didn’t all wash away). Then we placed fertile soil on the aluminium foil and “flooded it” and watched the...

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Ancient Greece Unit — Read Aloud Books for Ages 3-6

Here are the books we’ve been reading aloud for our Ancient Greece Unit. Aliki’s book, The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus  (affiliate link) has beautiful illustrations and the stories about the gods and goddesses are engaging. I really recommend that one! We really, really like the First Greek Myths series by Saviour Pirotta. We continually check them out of the library!!  They are all good. We’ve read Perseus and the Monstrous Medusa, Odysseus and the Wooden...

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Making ancient Greek “hoplons”

The ancient Greek foot soldiers were called hoplites. Thisword comes from “hoplon,” the shield each had to carry.Each hoplite provided his own armor. The shield was madeof bronze and leather. Each hoplite could choose thedecoration on his shield and often used a symbol ofhis family or city. The shield was very important, so much so that in Spartait was against the law for a hoplite to leave his shieldbehind in...

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Ancient Greece — Importance of the Seas

When we looked at the geography of Greece last week we had talked about the importance of boats both for trade, transportation and as warships. Our science center led naturally to the construction of their own “Greek” boats.  We looked at a couple of books we have, brought out LD’s saw, glue, tape and off they went! We tested their boats in our pool afterwards. Related Posts you May Be Interested In: Ancient Greece Geography...

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Parthenon Craft (Ancient Greece Unit)

I think I mentioned last week that we started a new unit on Ancient Greece. (We studied Ancient Egypt last semester.) We’ve been quite busy reading and crafting and LD seems to be having a lot of fun with this unit! LD and I worked together to on this wonderful Parthenon craft that we found at http://www.stormthecastle.com/paper-castle/paper-parthenon.htm.   All we needed was a printer, scissors, glue, tape and a cereal box! We visited this Art...

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Greek Olympics

We learned about the ancient Greek olympicsand talked about the modern Olympics. Wewatched a video of the 2004 Olympics inAthens and LD made an olympic victorywreath. Of course the 2010 winter Olympics beginFeb. 12 and we will do some activities totie into that. Activity Village has some activitiesand website links about the Vancouver olympics.Here are a couple other resources that I mightcheck out in more detail about the winter Olympicssoon:...

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Greek Myths — Resources

We read a wonderful book about the Ancienct Greek gods and goddesses of Olympus by Aliki. The book had very visual pictures that went along well with the short myths about each god or goddess. It captured LD’s imagination and he really learned a lot from its simple retelling. We read through the entire book and LD has asked me to re-read sections again. We also read the myth of...

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Making Medusa Masks

Today the entire family sat down to make scary Medusa masks. LD was the only one who had the patience to glue his snakes onto the top piece. DD said to put it into her workbox for later and spent the next hour playing with the three masks she had made. Please like & share: