Ancient cultures - Greeks

Image: Selinunte Acropolis by Greg Robbins on Flickr

Ancient Greek civilisation predated Rome, in fact Rome adopted many ideas from the Ancient Greeks. For example, their myths are very similar. Ancient Greece gave us the Olympic Games, which were revived and updated by Baron de Coubertin in 1896.


BBC Schools - Ancient Greece

A timeline, games, activities and facts add to the fun of learning about all aspects of life in Ancient Greece.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/ancient_greeks/


The British Museum Ancient Greece

Covers all aspects of Ancient Greece through the use of objects from The British Museum’s collections. Each object is linked to simple text, an idea to explore, a challenge and a story.

Suggested level: primary/intermediate
www.ancientgreece.co.uk


Ancient Olympic Games

Information on the Ancient Olympics from the International Olympics website.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate/secondary
www.olympic.org/ancient-olympic-games


Children’s University Manchester- Ancient Greece

Information on this website is written by and for students. Short paragraphs and interactives help you learn about Ancient Greece.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate
www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/history/greece


DK Find out

DK Find out is a safe and rich site providing facts, ideas and resources on an array of topics including Ancient Greece.

Suggested level: primary
www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/ancient-greece/


Ducksters- Ancient Greece

Fun site aimed at primary school students. Topics include; Greek Gods, Olympic Games and Greek daily life. Do the quizzes and find out how much you know. Site contains advertising.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate
www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_greece.php


ManyAnswers

To discover information on the home work site ManyAnswers use the search term, Ancient Greece.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary.
http://manyanswers.co.nz


EPIC

Ancient Greece

Encyclopedia Britannica Online provides a variety of media rich articles and information on Ancient Greece. School login (username and password) is required.

World History in Context provides substantial detailed articles on many aspects of ancient cultures around the world. School login (username and password) is required.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
www.tki.org.nz/epic2


Books

Have you thought about using fiction with your class to support your topic? The following are some suggestions for your students (and you!) to read and enjoy.

Leonidas of Sparta a boy of the Agoge, by Helena P Schrader, 2010 (YA fiction)
Marathon
, by Boaz Yakin, 2012 (YA fiction)
Percy Jackson & the Olympians Rick Riordan (YA fiction)
Goddess of Yesterday by Caroline B. Cooney (YA fiction)
Hippo ears and the stargazer, by Bill Nagelkerke, 2011

Videos

Virtual Olympia tour, Taernoc productions Youtube 7.13
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3W63fdTrZuI

Alexander the Great, Skwirk Educational Animations Youtube 1.41
www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoM0s2mBilw&list=UUjOt6w7XcRicuCcilYyodww

Greek Gods and Goddesses.Youtube 1.35
www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLRDf9Gr1Zc