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How do we use ancient Greek ideas today? Example

Take your class on a voyage of discovery as they travel back to ancient Greece to discover just how much of this fascinating civilisation is still alive in our society today. These ancient Greece lesson plans for KS2 study a range of contributions from the ancient Greeks, including categories such as language, architecture, the Olympic Games, and much more.

With lesson plans, resources, differentiated worksheets, activity ideas, picture cards, and much more, this ancient Greek scheme of work for Year 5 and 6 provides you with everything you need to teach this eye-opening module.


Complete Series

Greek Ideas Today: The Complete Series

Greek Ideas Today: The Complete Series

Includes all 7 lessons from the series
Price: £14.50

The complete 'Greek Ideas Today' series includes the lessons: Talking Greek; Alpha Beta; Schools Then and Now; Architecture; Eureka!; The Olympic Games; and Evaluating the Contributions.

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Individual Lessons

Greek Ideas Today: Talking Greek

Greek Ideas Today: Talking Greek

Lesson #1
Price: £2.99

After a brief introduction to the ancient Greek civilisation, this first lesson looks at common prefixes and suffixes that stem directly from the ancient Greek language and studies their meanings. This lesson contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets and Question Cards.

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Greek Ideas Today: Alpha Beta

Greek Ideas Today: Alpha Beta

Lesson #2
Price: £2.99

I wonder if your class have ever stopped to think what the word 'alphabet' means? Well, they won't be wondering for long with this lesson as they discover the ancient Greek alphabet and have a go at some tricky translations! This lesson contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets, a Greek Alphabet Sheet and Picture Cards.

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Greek Ideas Today: Schools Then and Now

Greek Ideas Today: Schools Then and Now

Lesson #3
Price: £2.99

This lesson gives your class a chance to investigate what school was like in ancient Greece and to compare how similar or different it was to our schools today. This lesson contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated Fact Sheets, differentiated worksheets and Question Cards.

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Greek Ideas Today: Architecture

Greek Ideas Today: Architecture

Lesson #4
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This lesson introduces your class to the basics of ancient Greek architecture, including columns, capitals and 'The Golden Rectangle' and looks at how and why these ancient Greek features have been favoured by architects in more modern times. This lesson contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets and Picture Cards.

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Greek Ideas Today: Eureka!

Greek Ideas Today: Eureka!

Lesson #5
Price: £2.99

Meet some of the greatest minds of the ancient Greeks in this lesson, such as Plato, Aristotle and Pythagoras, and discover what these men did and why they are still remembered and talked about today. This lesson includes a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets, an Information Sheet and Greek Scholar Cards.

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Greek Ideas Today: The Olympic Games

Greek Ideas Today: The Olympic Games

Lesson #6
Price: £2.99

Journey back to the first Olympic games as you discover why, when and where they took place, before comparing the ancient games with our modern version. This lesson contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets, an Information Sheet, Ancient Games Character Cards and an Ancient Games Agenda sheet.

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Greek Ideas Today: Evaluating the Contributions

Greek Ideas Today: Evaluating the Contributions

Lesson #7
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This final lesson gives your class the opportunity to evaluate what has been passed down to us from the ancient Greeks and to draw on what they have learnt to make decisions about which contributions they think are greatest and why. This lesson contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets, differentiated Challenge Cards and an End of Unit Quiz.

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Curriculum Objectives (1)


History Objectives

  • Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world

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