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Ancient Greece- Free Ancient World History Curriculum

The History of Ancient Greece

Welcome back to the latest post on
Free Ancient World History Curriculum Series!

This section will cover the beginning of Greek Culture, the first Olympic games, the Peloponnesian War, Alexander the Great, and lots more !
For an introduction to this curriculum and how you can adapt it to all your needs, start below with the first post in this series-
“Free  World History Curriculum- Teach All Ages At Once” .

Free Homeschool History Curriculum

 


**If you just want to see the FREE Ancient Greece Curriculum, please just keep scrolling on down and you’ll find it below (in red)! **


 

*Section 1:  Ancient Civilizations & the Old Testament
+FREE History of Ancient Civilizations/Old Testament Curriculum Lesson Plans
+FREE Ancient Civilizations / Old Testament Printable History Cards
+Ancient Civilizations/OT Printable PDF Version
+FREE 21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Civilizations
+21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Civilizations Printable PDF 
+Ancient Civilizations/OT Great Books Reading List
+Ancient Civilizations/OT History BUNDLE


*Section 2: Ancient Egypt  (includes Ancient China)
+FREE History of Ancient Egypt/China Curriculum Lesson Plans
+Ancient Egypt/China Curriculum Printable PDF Version
+Ancient Egypt Printable History Cards
+FREE 21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Egypt
+21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Egypt Printable PDF Version
+Ancient Egypt/China Great Books List !
+Ancient Egypt History Bundle


*Section 3:  Ancient Greece
+FREE History of Ancient Greece Curriculum Lesson Plans
+ Ancient Greece History Curriculum- Printable PDF
+ Printable Ancient Greece History Cards

Ancient Greece Books and Resources List
+FREE 21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Greece- History Starters
+21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Greece-  PDF Version
*Ancient Greece History BUNDLE


*Section 4:  Ancient Rome
+FREE History of Ancient Rome Curriculum Lesson Plans
+ Ancient Rome History Curriculum- Printable PDF
Ancient Rome Books and Resources List
+Printable Ancient Rome History Cards
+FREE 21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Rome-  History Starters

+21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Rome-  PDF Version
*Ancient Rome History BUNDLE


*Section 5: Middle Ages & the Renaissance
+ FREE History of the Middle Ages Lessons Plans
+ Middle Ages History Curriculum-  Printable PDF

Books and Resources List
+ Printable Middle Ages History Cards
+ FREE 21 30 Fascinating Facts About the Middle Ages
+21 30 Fascinating Facts About the Middle Ages Printable PDF 
+Middle Ages History BUNDLE

 

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+Ancient History Curriculum Series PDF Version-  BUNDLE
+Ancient History Curriculum Series Printable History Cards-  BUNDLE
+COMPLETE Ancient History BUNDLE

 

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Facts about Ancient Greece



**–> CURRICULUM STARTS HERE <–**

 

*Ancient Greece History Timeline


1. Beginning of Greek Culture              (1400 BC)
2. Trojan War  (Myth or Fact)              (1200 BC)
3. Greek Alphabet                                   (1050 BC)
4. First Olympic Games                        (  776 BC)
5. Iliad Composed/Mythology            (  700 BC)
6. Golden Age of Athens                      (  500 BC)
7. Peloponnesian War                          (404-363 BC)
8. Alexander/Macedonian Rule         ( 146 BC)
9. Rome Conquers Greece                   (  146 BC)


*Overview of Lessons for this section:

*Week 1  The Ancient Greeks & “The Trojan War”
*Week 2-  Ancient Writing
*Week 3-  Greek Civilization & Mythology
*Week 4–  The Peloponnesian War, Alexander the Great  and the Fall of Greece
*Week 5-  Explore It !  Week
(explanation at beginning of plans for this week)
*Week 6-  Read & Enjoy !
*Week 7-  Notebook It ! Week/ Show What You Know Week
(explanation at beginning of plans for this week)

*Objectives:

+ Be able to sequence ancient Greece cards (and OT/Egypt cards)
+ Be able to tell at least 3 facts about each card
(I made some for you —>  CLICK  HERE
Ancient Greek people and places
+ Be able to describe the geography of Greece including terms we’ve studied
+ Be able to locate Greece and Crete on a map.   Can you also find Egypt ?
+ Be able to find the Aegean Sea, the Sea of Crete, and the Ionian Sea

+ Be able to define:  Add your own words as you study !
– Pericles                    -Acropolis                  -Athens/Sparta/Crete
-Socrates                     -agora                         -democracy
-discus                         -Plato                          -chiton/peplos
-column                       -Aristotle                    -Troy
-drachma                     -Aesop                        -amphora
-Alexander the Great                                    -Parthenon
-Homer                        -Cadueceus               -oracle
-chariot                        -epic                            -myth
-Iliad/Odyssey

+ Be able to describe what the government was like and name some of the well known leaders of this age.
+ Be familiar with and be able to chronicle these wars:  Persian  & Peloponnesian
+Be able to describe what a day in the life of a child living in ancient Greece would be like
+ Be able to recognize art from this period & discuss what sets it apart from other ancient art we’ve learned about
+ Be familiar with who Homer is.  Be able to discuss Greek mythology and why it was so important to the culture.
+ Add at least one page per event to your binder
(be sure you are including important people and the arts!)

**WHAT is a history binder/notebook?**
You will see mentions in this series to add pages to your “history binder”.  So what do I mean?
Here is how we made ours…
As we studied through each section of history, we each kept our own 3-ring binder-  an ‘all in one place’  type of timeline.  We filled the binders with fun facts, history related coloring pages, drawings, print outs, etc… each page with a date on the bottom (or at least stuck in the appropriate “period” of history).  We even added brochures from the art museum and other field trips that tied into our ancient studies!  In planning out our year, I also included biographies of important people, great artists, musicians, authors, scientists, etc. as applicable, and added them into the binder as well.  The suggestions you will find under “People”, “Places”, “Events”, and “Vocabulary” all would make great page headings to include in these binders.  As you flip through your binders to add pages, it is an automatic visual review of how these things fit together in a chronological history of our world.  The Printable History Cards also make a great addition!
Scroll down to WEEK 7 in this section to read some more ideas of what to add to your binders!
Do you have to use a history binder?
No.  You could make a huge timeline on the wall, or you could simply keep a notebook with tabs for vocabulary, important people and places, etc… This curriculum is meant to simply give you an outline to work from.  Add or take away whatever you want to make this a perfect fit for YOUR family!

Remember!
You can use this curriculum to teach ALL your children at once !


Speaking of Teaching All Ages At Once-

The  lessons I have written in this series are meant to be self directed for middle school ages .  But if you are using this for multiple ages like I did, here’s how.
I simply read aloud, The Story of the World (SOTW) or A Child’s History of the World (CHOW)  (use whatever books you choose!) and usually another fun historical fiction book…did our related Bible study together…and tons of hands-on projects.  The rest of the reading/notebooking/watching/exploring more, they did on their own.
So what about the Littles ?
I have included a few extra books at the bottom of this page for younger children
(and also in the Book List).  There are appropriate YouTube videos in the “Watch” sections for each day’s lessons for them, and they can always be included in the hands-on activities.  Classical Kids:  An Activity Guide to Life in Ancient Greece & Rome for Kids is my favorite for ideas that can be leveled up, or made a bit more simple, but enjoyed by ALL !!
My “little” also LOVED to color pages to put in her own timeline binder while I read aloud!  I was often amazed at how much she absorbed just by listening !!  The “big kids” liked to color too.  😀

What’s Required ?
Nothing.
Really this is a self contained curriculum and it is totally FREE !
There are several “core” books that are included in the daily lessons, but you can choose not to use them and still have a pretty good overview of Ancient Greek History.
You may also like to double up on subjects by using some of the reading suggestions in the Ancient Greece Book List for  your “Language Arts” study.  This is a nice, gentle way to learn… and have lots of time to ENJOY reading.  Plus you will be covering two “subject areas” at once.   Great way to use these lessons for ALL YOUR CHILDREN!
If you are looking for great children’s literature for this study,
click on the Ancient Greek Great Books List to find my best suggestions for living books, exciting historical fiction for kids, history guides, hands-on activity books, movie suggestions, kits, and more !

anicent greece books

*How often should we “do” history?
Below is an outline of reading/activities for a three day schedule.
You do NOT have to complete ALL of the suggested reading, etc…I have included lots of choices for each day’s theme so that you can choose what is best for the ages of children you are teaching.  If your family loves history,  or more hours are required in your state, you could easily change these lessons to a 5 day schedule by doing more of the reading, spending extra time on the notebooks, adding in more of the hands-on activities.
Imagine doing Art/Discovery Projects on the other two “off” days that are related to the era… creating your own Greek myths, holding your own family olympic games, or cooking your very own Greek feast !  The possibilities are endless and so much FUN !!!


So…HERE WE GO !

Ancient Greece Free History Curriculum

*Vocabulary Notebook-  remember to add your own words as you go!
+excavate       +philosophy     +aristocracy       +democracy
+chitons         +dowry              +oracle                +stoa
+agora            +mosaic             +symposium     +satire(satyr)
+drachma      +myth                +fable                 +epic
+monarchy   +Caesar              +legion               +frieze
+cornice        +colonnade       +column             +truce

*People & Places Notebook- suggestions
+Phoenicia                 +Minoans / Mycenaeans
+The Acropolis         +Plutarch             +Socrates
+Plato                         +Aristotle             +Zeus
+Athena                     +Persia                  +King Cyrus
+Pericles                    +Aesop                 +Herodotus
+The Parthenon       +Athens                +Sparta
+Euclid                       +Pythagoras        +Hippocrates
+Homer                      +Euripides          +Delphi
+Corinth                     +Rhodes              +Alexander the Great

*Bible Study Option
If you’d like to use the Bible as a text for this study each day here are some corresponding chapters.   I listed them with the number of the section (1-7) below, and also in the daily reading.  You will find corresponding page numbers/titles for readings from ‘The Victor Journey Through the Bible’, and selected readings online as well.   You could DEFINITELY add more to round out the topic, but my intention with this series of History studies is to give you a spine to work from as time, and curiosity warrant.   It was a super exciting thing as an adult to see how the history I learned in school was not separate from the stories (HISTORY) in the Bible, but all one beautiful tapestry!
The  Chronological Illustrated Bible  and  The Victor Journey Through the Bible are great resources for the Ancient History series and can be used through the Ancient Rome study !

       

 

*While the Bible is mostly silent on any specifics of Greek culture until the New Testament, there are a few references in the book of Daniel, and I have matched up (by approximate date) what was happening historically with the People of God, and also in our story of the Ancient Greeks.  Of course I am leaving out LOTS, but hopefully this will give you and your family a big picture bite of what was happening, and who was living at the same time!

1. ≈ 1400-1100 BC      <Story of the “Trojan War”>
The Judges, Ruth & Naomi, and  Gideon
(Judges 6-8, 13; Ruth 1-4)

2. ≈ 1100- 931 BC       <Homer>
Samson, Samuel, SaulDavid, & Solomon                           
(Judges 13-16;  I Samuel 1-2:11; 3, 8, 15, 16-20; 1 Chronicles 28-29; Psalms;  1 Kings 3-9; Proverbs  )

3. ≈ 931-776 BC      <First Olympic Games  &  The Golden Age of Greece>
 Elijah & Elisha , Joel & Obadiah, Jonah
(1 Kings 17-19:19; 2 Kings 2-7;  Joel 1-3;  Jonah 1-4)

4. ≈ 776-445            < Pythagoras, Democracy, Persian Wars, Xerxes>
The Prophets

(Isaiah, Micah, Hosea, Hezekiah, Sennacherib, Nahum, Zephaniah)
(Daniel 2,8, 11!  Manasseh ,Ezekiel, Esther, Haggai, Zechariah, Nehemiah)

5. ≈ 445-146 BC      <Peloponnesian War, Athens Plague, Socrates, Plato, Alexander the Great>
Malachi

(Malachi 1-4)                                                 

 


WEEK 1 :  The Ancient Greeks & The Trojan War


*Suggested Complimentary Reading:

You Choose History Adventure: The Trojan War
Adventures In Ancient Greece

 

*Bible Companion Reading-
The Victor Journey Through the Bible“    p.86-95
Judges 6-7; 13; 16
Ruth 1-4


*Day 1-

+Read-

***You may enjoy reading some or all of the chapters from the book “Aunt Charlotte’s Stories of Greek History“.
It is available in full (for free) on Gutenberg.  It is a lovely history book for children!)

“Story of the World- Vol 1”
Chapter 18: Life in Early Crete

21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Greece     (Week 1, Day 1)

Who Were the Ancient Greeks ?
What Was It Like to Live in Ancient Greece ?
Geography of Ancient Greece
Who Were the Mycenaeans ?
Who Were the Minoans ?
Who Were the Dorians ?
Introduction to Ancient Greece  (pdf of a section of a textbook)


+Watch-

The History of Ancient Greece   (about 8 minutes)
 Ancient Greece 101  (National Geographic… 4 minutes)
Geography and Early “Greece”  ( about 9 minutes)
Ancient Greece in 18 Minutes


+Explore-

DK Find Out!  Ancient Greece
Explore Greece !
Interactive Ancient Greece Timeline
-OR explore this  Greek Timeline Online

 

+ Write-
– Add this section’s vocabulary words to history notebook
(in vocabulary section)


+ Color-

Ancient Greece Map Coloring Page
Minoan Ancient Greek Warrior Coloring Page
Mycenaean Coloring Page



*Day 2-

+Read-

“The Ancient Greeks”
p. 4-9 ; 44-45

“A Child’s History of the World”
Chapter 11:  A Fairy Tale War

21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Greece     (Week 1, Day 2)

Troy
(You can also LISTEN to this page!  Find a cozy chair, and click the audio icon to begin!)
The Legend of the Trojan Horse
Who’s Homer?  And What’s An Iliad ?
The Iliad in a Nutshell
Listen to ‘The Iliad for Girls & Boys’     (read aloud)
Herodotus’ Trojan War   (A different take on things!  Written for students)


+ Watch-

Where Was Troy ?    (about 8 minutes)
–> A longer more detailed video-  The Lost World- Troy (about 50 minutes)
The Trojan War-  7 Mini Episodes     (from BBC BiteSize History)
Did Ancient Troy Really Exist ?   (about 4 minutes)
How Did the Trojan War Begin ?     (Animated- about 2 minutes)
Is the Trojan Horse REALLY a Myth ?
(Good for older students- a bit graphic-Please PREVIEW !!  From PBS-about 50 minutes)


+ Explore-

The Siege of Troy
DK Find Out !  The Trojan War !
The Heroes of Troy …. In Song ?
(Super fun interactive- get your vocal cords warmed up !  Who says music theory and history can’t go together ?!)
Test Your Trojan Trivia Knowledge!
Make Your Own Trojan Horse


+ Color-

Trojan War Info/Coloring Page
Draw the Trojan Horse Step-By-Step
The Trojan Horse Info/Coloring Page
The Iliad Coloring Pages



*Day 3-


+Read-
“The Ancient Greeks”
p. 12-17;  30-33;  40-41

“Story of the World- Vol.1”
Chapter 19- The Early Greeks

“A Child’s History of the World”
Chapter 12-  The Kings of the Jews

21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Greece     (Week 1, Day 3)

Homer’s  ‘The Odyssey’ 
The Odyssey-  Heading Home
The Fall of Troy
The Man Who Found the Ancient Greek City of Troy
Queen Helen & Venus


+Watch-

“Is it Love?”  (Heroes of Troy…a musical adaptation from the BBC)
Truth of Troy    (from BBC- about 4 minutes)
The Odyssey in Brief   (animated …about 3 minutes)
Spark Notes – The Odyssey 
(also animated and a bit more detailed… about 6 minutes)


+Explore-

Helen of Troy
 Troy
The Wooden Horse
(Click  HERE  to see all of the Greek Myth stories FREE Audiobooks for Children !  Or you can read along …From Storynory)
DK Find Out!  The Trojan Horse
History Mystery-  The Trojan Horse 
DK Find Out !  The Odyssey


+Color-

The Odyssey Coloring Pages  (lots of pages to choose from!)
Helen of Troy Coloring Page

 

 

 


*WEEK 2 : The Amazing Greeks-
Ancient Writing and Inventions

*Suggested Complimentary Reading:
Classic Treasury of Aesop’s Fables
Pythagoras and the Ratios

 

*Bible Companion Reading-
The Victor Journey Through the Bible“    p. 96-137
Judges 13-16
– I Samuel 1-2:11; 3, 8, 15-20
2 Samuel 2
1 Chronicles 28-29
Psalms  (Try Psalm 23, Psalm 8, Psalm 3)
**You can follow along with my own thoughts & prayers on the Psalms…I’ve included a short devotion, and some songs to help memorize the Scriptures.  Enjoy!
1 Kings 3-9
Proverbs   (again, there are lots, so pick some and find wisdom!)


*Day 1-

+Read-
 “The Ancient Greeks”
p. 28-29

” Story of the World- Vol. 1″
Chapter 20:  Greece Gets Civilized Again

21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Greece     (Week 2, Day 1)

The Ancient Greeks- Inventions !
Democracy and the Ancient Greeks
Greek Theatre
Ancient Greek Art and Optical Illusions !
Architecture- Columns !
What Is the Acropolis?
What Is the Parthenon?
Greek Science Advancements
Ancient Greek Philosophy
Greek Education


+Watch-

25 Things We Wouldn’t Have Without the Greeks
(About 11 minutes- best for older students)
All About That Ancient Greece Song 
How the Greeks Shaped Modern Math  (Really good !  about 2 minutes)

Recognize Ancient Greek Architecture   (from MetKids- about 3 minutes)


+Explore-

Interactive Greek Cities Map
DK Find Out!  Ancient Greek Art
What’s In an Ancient Pot ?
Decorate Your Own Ancient Pot    or   Greek Garden Pot
-Try one of these Ancient Greek Artifacts Jigsaw Puzzles online
Create Your Own Greek Architectural Masterpiece
Color the Acropolis Online
Explore the Acropolis
-Play this Ancient Greek Board Game online

 

+Color-
Archimedes Coloring Page
Hippocrates Coloring Page
Aristotle Coloring Page
Draw and Color the Parthenon !
Medicine in Ancient Greece Coloring Page
Greek Columns Coloring Page
*Doric Column Coloring Page
*Ionic Column Coloring Page
*Corinthian Column Coloring Page



*Day 2-


+Read-

“The Ancient Greeks”
p. 10-11; 18-19

“A Child’s History of the World”
Chapter 13- The People Who Made Our ABC’s

21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Greece     (Week 2, Day 2)

The Greek’s  Alphabet
Learn the Greek Alphabet
Who Were the Phoenicians ? 


+Watch-

– “The Day the Greeks Invented Vowels
Sing the Greek Alphabet    (seriously, you’ll be singing this all day- sorry!)
Singing the Greek Alphabet  (slower for younger students)
The Phoenicians and the Greeks
(this video will help show the connections of the Phoenicians, the Ancient Mesopotamians, the Ancient Egyptians, and the Ancient Greeks… about 24 minutes)


+Explore-

DK Find Out!  Greek Alphabet
Greek Alphabet Matching Game
It’s Greek to Me !   (6 Games to Explore Greek!)
Try Learning Some of the Greek Alphabet    (Interactive)
-Play Zeus the Mighty   (a just for fun Greek themed game)
Greek Alphabet Beat the Clock


+Color-
-Enjoy this Free Greek Alphabet Coloring Book!!
Greek Alphabet Coloring Page
Ancient Greece Education Coloring/Notebooking Page 



*Day 3-

**Note:  This is a wonderful time to talk to your children about TRUTH!
Macmillan Dictionary defines truth as “the actual facts or information about something, rather than what people think, expect, or make up”.     In my opinion, the very definition of this word is being redefined in our generation.  The Ancient Greeks loved pursuing wisdom and truth.  This is the very meaning of the word philosophy which comes from 2 Greek root words- philo-  (meaning love), and sophos- (meaning wisdom and therefore including truth).   The Greeks passionately pursued wisdom.  It might be a good season to do the same.
I recently asked a group this question-  “Is the truth true for everyone?”  
It might be a fun experiment/conversation starter to ask your family this question as well!
If you are using the Bible portions of these lessons, you might also add reading a few of these verses of Scripture together and seeing what God has to say about truth.  Jesus prayed for His followers in John 17:17 that they would be set apart for the work ahead, by the truth… adding clearly, “Your Word is truth”.   Happy learning !
+John 14:6
+Proverbs 9:10
+James 1:5
+John 8:32


+Read-

Usbourne Book of World History 
p. 72-73

21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Greece     (Week 2, Day 3)

Philosophy Facts for Kids
The Ancient Greeks & Philosophy
Philosophy and the Ancient Greeks
Truth and Philosophy of the Ancient Greeks
6 Great Greek Philosophers
Who was Aesop ?
– Choose 4 Fables to read  HERE


+Watch-
Aesop & His Fables
Hey!  Hey!  We’re the Thinkers   (about 4 minutes)
The Groovy Greeks  (Horrible Histories-  about 24 minutes)
Aristotle- A Great Thinker    (about 6 minutes)
Socrates- A Great Teacher  (about 6 minutes)
Plato- A Great Writer   (about 7 minutes)
Eratosthenese     (about 4 minutes)
Hip Hughes – The Big 3 Greek Philosophers  (11 minutes)


+Explore-

DK Find Out!  Explore the Greek Philosophers
-Color an Info Picture of Plato online!
-Try these3 Aesop’s Fables Jigsaw Puzzles online
Ancient Greek Philosophers Games  (6 to choose from!)
Who Said It? Game


+Color-
Ancient Greek Philosophers Coloring/Notebooking Page
(Scroll down to Step 2 to print)
Plato and Aristotle/Science Coloring Page
8 Favorite Aesop’s Fables with Coloring Pages !!

 

 


*WEEK 3 :
The Greek Culture, Mythology, and the Games

 

*Suggested Complimentary Reading:
Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes
Hour of the Olympics   & Non-Fiction Guide Book

     

 

*Bible Companion Reading-
The Victor Journey Through the Bible“    p. 138-161
1 Kings 17-19:19
2 Kings 2-7
Joel 1-3
Jonah 1-4


*Day 1-


+Read-

“The Ancient Greeks”
p. 20-25

“A Child’s History of the World-  Vol. 1”
+Chapter 10:  Fairy Tale Gods    +Chapter 27:  The Golden Age

21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Greece     (Week 3, Day 1)

Ancient Greek Culture
Government in Ancient Greece
Famous Greeks 
25 Famous Ancient Greeks
Ancient Greek Culture
Ancient Greek Art & Architecture
The Ancient Greek Storytellers
The Typical Greek City
Mount Olympus
Mt. Olympus National Park   (yes!  It’s a real place 🙂 )
Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks


+Watch-

Greece is the Word !   (So fun!  About 7 minutes)
Living History Living in Greece”  (YouTube about 20 minutes)
Explore the Ancient Acropolis 
(360* video- USE the directional arrows at the top left to move the view around during the video !  So cool !)
Mount Olympus  (about 3 minutes)


+Explore-

-Ancient Greece Color Online Pages
-Can you solve these Ancient Greek Riddles?
(If you can’t, play it online [Greek Riddles] and find the answers!)
-Explore the Greek Greats Hall of Fame
Take a Tour of Ancient Olympia
Ancient Greece- Quiz Yourself !  
(Interactive quiz on topics we’ve studied so far!  See how you do!)
Explore 8 Amazing Places from Ancient Greece
(This is from a travel website, but with great photos and interesting then/now information!)


+Write-

– People & Places Vocabulary
(you can work on this while you watch one of the videos if you want)
*You should find the definitions from your reading…if not, try looking HERE
-You could use these FREE Printable Notebooking Pages for Famous Greeks


+Color-
All About the Places of Ancient Greece
(Printable PDF-  I tried to link this to the main website to give the author credit, but could not find it)
Ancient Greek Ladies Coloring Page
Greek Pattern Coloring Page
Ancient Greeks Coloring Page
The Citadel Coloring Page



*Day 2-


+Read-
“The Story of the World- Vol. 1”
Chapter 23: The Greek Gods

21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Greece     (Week 3, Day 2)

-Listen or Read the Stories of Ancient Greek Mythology
(from Story Nory… these would be great for car school!)
What is a myth ? Greek Gods & Goddesses  (Interactive from BBC)
Listen to TONS of Greek Myths   (This is a FANTASTIC site !!!!!)
Greek Gods & Goddesses 
Ancient Greek Myths
The Monsters of Greek Mythology
– Ancient Greek Gods & Heroes


+Watch-

BrainPop! Greek Gods
Greek Gods Overview  (about 4 minutes)
The Amazing Feats of Hercules    (about 30 minutes)
Pandora’s Box  (about 8 minutes)


+Explore-

DK Find Out!! Ancient Greek Gods & Goddesses
The Demigods:  An Audio Tour
(A choose your own adventure type audio tour from The Getty Museum-  PLEASE preview this before your kiddos listen)
Greek Mythology Personality Quiz
Greek Mythology Word Search
Make Your Own Mythical Creature
Greek God Interactive
Jeopardy Game- Greek Mythology
Max On Mt. Olympus
Hercules Hero Jump    (Just for fun)


+Color-
-LOTS of Greek Mythology Coloring Pages
Greek Mythology Printables
(Super cute (free) printables for younger students!)

 

*Day 3- 

+Read-
“The Ancient Greeks”
p. 34-37

“A Child’s History of the World”
Chapter 15:  The Crown of Leaves
->You may like to start in Chapter 14 as an intro to the Olympics

21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Greece     (Week 3, Day 3)

How Did the Olympics Start ?
The Ancient Greek Olympics For Kids
What Events Did the Ancient Greeks Compete In?
(Scroll down and click on each one to learn more!)
The Real Story of the Olympics   (interactive)
Ancient Greek Olympics For Kids
(This is meant to be a classroom simulation, but there are SO MANY super fun activities and interactive things to do!  Great way to enjoy learning all about the Olympics)


+Watch-
The Original Olympics   (about 2 minutes)
All About the Olympics   (about 5 minutes)
History of the Olympics   (by kids- about 4 minutes)
The Ancient Origins of the Olympic Games  (about 3 minutes)
Differences Between the Olympics Then and Now    (about 4 minutes)


+Explore-

DK Find Out!  The Olympic Games
The Ancient Olympics   (Explore)
The Games at Olympia
Greek Olympics Game
Greek Olympics Quiz
Ancient Olympics Word Grid 


+Color-
Olympian Javelin Thrower Coloring Page
Statue of Olympian Zeus Coloring Page
-Color a Greek Olympic Laurel Crown online

 

 


*WEEK 4 :
The Peloponnesian War,  Alexander the Great,
and the fall of Greece


*Suggested Complimentary Reading:

Stallion By Starlight
Lion In the Gateway

          

 

*Bible Companion Reading-
-“The Victor Journey Through the Bible“    p. 162-189
See notes in Bible Study section for Scripture
(The Books of the Prophets, and the Book of Esther)
Daniel 2, 8, 11
(These Scriptures have mentions of Ancient Greece… and some even believe Alexander the Great.  Can you find them?)


*Day 1-


+Read-

“The Ancient Greeks”  
p. 38-39

“A Child’s History of the World”
Chapters 24-26
+Ch.24-  Greece vs. Persia  +Ch.25- Fighting Mad   +Ch.26- One Against a Thousand

21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Greece     (Week 4, Day 1)

Ancient Athens
Ancient Sparta
– “The Ancient Greeks at War”
The Greek Military
What is the Peloponnesian War ?
-The Peloponnesian War:  Athens vs. Sparta
The Spartan Twins  
(A fictional (historic) short story on Project Gutenberg- includes some good questions to ask at the end of the story!  Short enough to print out for independent reading, or a read aloud to take on the go!)


+Watch – 

-“A Day in the Life of an Ancient Athenian”  (Animated- about 5 minutes)
A Virtual Field Trip to Athens    (about 4 minutes-  includes ruins and modern sites well done!)
This is Sparta !   (Yikes!  About 5 minutes)
The Peloponnesian War   (In song…really creative !)
War Among the Greeks !   (about 3 minutes)


+Explore-

DK Find Out!  Sparta
DK Find Out!  Athens
Explore Ancient Athens  and   Ancient  Sparta
Peloponnesian War Battleship Game


+Color-
Spartan Warriors Coloring Page
City of Sparta Coloring Page
Helots of Sparta Coloring Page
Spartan Mask Coloring Page
Athens & Sparta of Ancient Greece Printables
(Really nice PDF worksheets on Ancient Greece!  Scroll through to find related pages- once again I could not find a direct source for this.  )



*Day 2-

**Note:
You may like to swap Days 2 and 3… Day 3 focuses on Alexander the Great, and Day 2 on the wars of the Ancient Greeks.  You may like to introduce Alexander first, or what led to his arrival on the scene.

+Read-
“The Ancient Greeks”
p. 46-55

“The Story of the World Vol. 1”
Chapter 24:  The Wars of the Greeks

“A Child’s History of the World”
Chapter 28:  When Greek Meets Greek
+You also may like to include Chapter 29:  Wise Men and Otherwise

21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Greece     (Week 4, Day 2)

Ancient Greece Soldiers and War
Whom Did the Greeks Fight 
Greek Wars and Battles
The Persian Wars
Who Were the Persians?
The Battle of Marathon
Who Was The Delian League?
What Was the Hellenistic Age of Ancient Greece?
The Decline & Fall of the Ancient Greeks

 

+Watch-
The Fall of Sparta   (about 4 minutes)
Hoplite- Citizen Soldiers   (about 6 minutes)
The Story of the Battle of Marathon   (about 2 minutes)
The Battle of Marathon  (from Horrible Histories about 2 minutes)
Alexander the Great & the Persians (about 16 minutes)


+Explore-
Persian Wars Scavenger Hunt Game
Battleship-  Persian Wars Game
Quiz Yourself – Ancient Greece Wars
Interactive Map of the Peloponnesian War
Explore the Battle of Thermopylae

 

+Color-
Greek Hoplite Coloring Page
King Darius I Coloring Page
The Persian Empire Map Coloring & Activity Page



*Day 3-


+Read-

“The Ancient Greeks”
p. 56-59

“The Story of the World Vol. 1”
Chapter 25:  Alexander the Great

“A Child’s History of the World”
Chapter 30- A Boy King

21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Greece     (Week 4, Day 3)

Alexander the Great
History of Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great and The League of Corinth
The Plague at Athens
(This is a lengthy article, but read the overview to get an idea of what happened!)
Ancient Greece Decline and Fall
Fall of Ancient Greece & Rise of the Romans
How the Ancient Greeks Changed the World


+Watch-

Alexander the Great  (YouTube about 9 minutes)
Visual Academy- Alexander the Great   (about 10 minutes)
Top 10 Alexander the Great Facts    (Best for older students- about 9 minutes)
Alexander the Great Song   (about 3 minutes)
Macedonia/Alexander Song   (about 2 minutes)


+Explore-

War !  
DK Find Out!  Alexander the Great
Interactive Map of Alexander the Great’s Conquests
-Take this Ancient Greece Interactive Quiz
Quiz Yourself on Alexander the Great!
Play Ancient Greece Jeopardy


+Color-
Aristotle and Alexander Coloring Page
Alexander the Great Coloring Page
Alexander Defeats the Persians Coloring Page
Empire of Alexander the Great Map Coloring Page

 

 

 


*Week 5 –  Ancient Greece Explore It !  Week
(Explanation at beginning of this post )

      

 

Hands On!  Try It !  (All free ideas online)
You can find more ideas on my Ancient Greece Pinterest Board 
or you can check out my recommendations for Ancient Greece Hands-On Activity Books  –>  HERE

– Try writing your own fable or Greek Myth !
If you need some ideas to start look HERE .  You can also print out this ‘Write Your Own Fable Planner‘, and some Ancient Greek writing paper  HERE .

Make a Greek theatre mask

Play this Trojan War Card Game
Make your own Trojan Horse model with these printable templates

Try Making a Grecian Urn   from The Unlikely Homeschool
Or  print out this Greek Vase and decorate it with your own story !
Here’s a couple Greek design idea pages to get you started as well!

Eat Like An Ancient Greek
+A Feast of Ancient Greece Recipes
+3 Simple Ancient Greek Recipes You Can Make Today
+Easy Baklava

-Make and play a Game of Jackstones !

-Create this super simple Greek Mosaic from things you have around the house…
OR try this more complex Mosaic!

– Read more about the first Olympics HERE
Hold your own Olympic Games !
OR  Try this Fun take on the Ancient Games 
(Can you say Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers? )

Learn to draw….  Alexander the Great, Atlas, the Parthenon, the Centaur, and more!

– Try this math activity –
 Pythagoras and the Knotted Rope

-Laugh and Learn!
Don’t forget to keep reading the –21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Greece     (Week 5, Days 1-3)


*Bible Companion Reading-

-“The Victor Journey Through the Bible“    p. 190
Malachi 1-4

 


*Week 6 –  Ancient Greece Read & Enjoy !

+ Read-

21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Greece     (Week 6, Days 1-3)
***Gross Warning!!!    BE prepared to have a STRONG STOMACH!!!

This week you might like to read The Iliad and the Odyssey .
Start by watching  THIS .

*Note:   You may like to require more this week. My idea behind having a week like this, is that my children would be able to JUST READ !   No strings attached.    It would be a great week to start on the pages for notebooks as well (see Week 7).  The reading might fire up some pretty creative ideas for notebook pages too!


Here are some other ideas you might like to try instead!


*Week 7-  Notebook It ! Week/ Ancient Greece
Show What You Know Week
(explanation at beginning of plans for this week)


*Day 1-

+Make a cover page for this section to add to your binder.  Be sure to put a line across the bottom of the page and note our “beginning date”.

+Make a history page for each of the 9 sections (see below).
This can be print outs, coloring sheets, or hand written pages.  BE CREATIVE!
Just the heading and the line need to be done for each page today.
(Again, be sure to add the timeline date line at the bottom of each page)

1. Beginning of Greek Culture         (1400 BC)
2. Trojan War  (Myth or Fact)          (1200 BC)
3. Greek Alphabet                                (1050 BC)
4. First Olympic Games                     (  776 BC)
5. Iliad Composed/Mythology        (  700 BC)
6. Golden Age of Athens                    (  500 BC)
7. Peloponnesian War                        ( 404-363 BC)
8. Alexander the Great/Macedonian Rule     ( 146 BC)
9. Rome Conquers Greece                 (  146 BC)


+Read
21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Greece     (Week 7, Day 1)

 

*Day 2-

+Add information for each of the 9 pages you made on Day 1.
You may write things you can remember…quotes…draw pictures, etc.
Add in any of the activities you tried on the proper page :
Greek Architecture or urns (pictures), Recipes or description of the meal you cooked, etc.
You also could use main ideas from the reading
(cut & paste pictures, bubble notes, or bullet points…)
You can find an entire Notebooking Ancient Greece printable pack   HERE 
from Homeschool Share .
Ancient Greece Coloring Pages 


+Read

21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Greece     (Week 7, Day 2)

 

*Day 3-

+ Review the 9 index cards.
–>You can make the cards yourself, or if you haven’t already, you can find them in the Book Store, or by clicking on the image below-

Ancient Greek people and places

+ Do a Candy Quiz on these today !

+Read
21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Greece     (Week 7, Day 3)

 

 

 


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Free World History Curriculum
Part 3: Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome History Unit Free Homeschooling  

Best books for Ancient Rome Unit

 

 

 

 

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*Other Recommended Ancient World History Resources (Just for Fun!)



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