LIFE IN ANCIENT GREECE

National Curriculum Subject Area/s: History, Science, potential for cross-curricular work
Length of session: 1 hour and 30 minutes (KS2)
Max group size: 32 pupils

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Understanding more about life in Ancient Greece and how the classical world still impacts on us today
  • Understanding more about the different kinds of materials used by craftsmen
  • Knowledge and understanding of using archaeological evidence to learn about the past
  • Awareness of similarities and differences between life in Ancient Greece and today
  • Understanding that objects can give us information about how people lived and worked
  • Improved speaking and listening skills

SESSION OUTLINE

Activity 1: Evidence from buildings and statues Pupils will explore a model of the Acropolis to learn more about Greek buildings. They will look at statues to discover who the Ancient Greeks admired and why. They will be introduced to the concept of democracy.

Activity 2: Evidence from objects Pupils will handle original artefacts to discover more about the Ancient Greek world and the materials used by ancient craftspeople. They will search the gallery for objects highlighting aspects of Ancient Greek life. They will come face-to-face with heroes, gods and godesses depicted on coins and pots.

Activity 3 Pupils will take part in a drama activity focussing on an aspect of life in the Ancient Greek world.

CONTACT US

Contact for Early Years, Key Stage 1 & 2 programmes:
Clare Coleman, Sackler Education Officer: Early Years to Key Stage 2
T: 01865 288077 E: clare.coleman@ashmus.ox.ac.uk

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