Ancient Greece is a culture that was rich with art, philosophy and of course many myths and legends. A classroom unit on Ancient Greece can be a very full and extensive unit. It was a time when there was a tremendous quest for knowledge. Amongst the notable philosophers, artists, scientists, mathematicians, and great other thinkers of the time you'll find names like Plato, Socrates, Homer, Sophocles, Pythagoras, and Hippocrates.
Greek Mythology also plays an important role in any study of ancient Greece. Children tend to dive right into a unit on Greek mythology. The Greeks used mythology to help identify the origins of their world. The main Greek gods included; Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Ares, Hermes, Hephaestus, Aphrodite, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Demeter, and Hades.
Classroom Resources for Teaching Ancient Greece
A unit on Ancient Greece is one that many young students look forward to. There are so many directions to go with this unit. From math to myths, Ancient Greece is rich with learning. Teacher Planet offers a wealth of teaching resources. You can use the clip art and printables to make your classroom come alive. You can embrace the worksheets and activities to engage your students. And of course lesson plans and additional teaching information and resources can help you expand the young minds of your students.
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