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

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.

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

CONTACT US

Contact for Early Years, Key Stage 1 & 2 programmes:
Clare Coleman, Education Officer: Early Years to Key Stage 2
Tel: +44 (0)1865 288077 
Email: clare.coleman@ashmus.ox.ac.uk