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Ancient Greece Free Activities and Projects for Kids and Teachers
These are free to use original activity and project ideas for kids and teachers for your unit study of ancient greece for 6th grade. they can be adjusted for any grade..
Greek Olympics: Ancient Greek Olympics for the Classroom 3-4 days mini-unit with student role handouts and games . This is a great group activity, and really helps the kids understand the concept of city-states and the fierce competition that existed in ancient Greece between them. I usually use this early in the unit because it's so much fun, and so very Greek.
Greek Geography Activity: Working in small groups, be real estate agents. Sell your site. Use real location names. If its a sea, name it. Give reasons why anyone should settle down in such a mountainous area. Remind students that the Greeks were independent. Their culture developed from villages that grew into unique and independent city-states . Have groups create a "For Sale" brochure or sign.
The Greek Dark Ages: Minoans, Mycenaeans, Dorians, & the Greek Dark Ages - group activity
The Greek Gods:
A Slightly Different Approach to the Greek Gods Family Tree - I used felt. Felt sticks to felt and it's colorful. I created the tree, a green tree with two tiers of branches and a brown tree trunk and secured that to a wall in my classroom. To one side, I had rectangles with Greek gods names , but they were not on the tree or in any particular order. You can post them up any old way, or stash them a box. This was ready to use before the kids came to class. Then I used the myths . From the myths, as a class, we could figure out from clues in the myth who was who in the ancient Greek world, including Hera and Zeus. Down at the bottom of the tree, on the trunk, I placed the demi-gods - half mortals, and the monsters. It worked very well. The kids filled the tree quite rapidly. They also ran into deities that I had not prepared. They prepared them and added them to our very cluttered tree. Somewhere in there, I remind the kids now that: "The Greeks had over 2,000 gods. I don't think we're going to get them all up on our wall. But we can certainly get up a few." If you have multiple classes as I did, leave your tree up with gods posted, and have the kids check if the other classes were correct. Mix up the myths - different myths for different classes. That way, every class has a chance to add to the family tree. I left the tree up during our entire ancient Greek unit.
Working in Small Groups, write your own myth: Years ago, someone told me, when I was a new teacher, fictional writing needs to be a small group activity. And she was so right. One of my students did the least amount of work with the most amount of disinterest until one day, in his small group, he was chosen to be the narrator of the myth they created. It was his only participation and he was incredible. He was all the characters. His voice changed for each. His body adjusted for each. At the end of his presentation of the group's very short original myth, instead of clapping, there was dead silence. Thank goodness for one little girl who said - that was incredible! Then everybody clapped. From then on, he came alive. Word spread. People were talking about him for days much to his embarrassment and delight.
NEW: Case Files of the Hercules Detective Agency (short stories about ancient Greece) Join Herc and his buddies as they solve the many problems facing the ancient Greek people, just by reading a short story! Meet some monsters! Visit the Olympics! Find out how kids got an education. How did men get their hair cut? How did people meet each other to get married? Who were the Oracles? What were the gods really like and how did they get along? What was the stone zoo? What happened to the missing olive trees? How did Hercules and the Minotaur become best friends? These questions and many more are answered by Hercules and his many friends though the Case Files of the Hercules Detective Agency. Ways we use these stories : Homework: Assign a story as homework, and next class day, start class with a quick brainstorming session - what did this story tell you about ancient Greece? Small group activity: Each group with a different story to recap, illustrate, and present. Or, working in small groups, have them write a case file of their own that shares something about daily life, inventions, religion, or geography in ancient Greece. We selected Hercules, spelled the Roman way, as the central character.
Business Cards: Tell the kids the gods are really getting upset. People are coming to the temples asking them to do everything. They don't do everything. They have jobs. People need a reminder of what jobs each god can do. In frustration, the gods have come to you to fix this. You need to create for them some business cards that they can use to advertise what they do best. (Example: Apollo, Want a sun tan? See Apollo. Or Hera: Wedding Consultant. Aphrodite: Love Advice for the Lonely. Work in groups. If you have multiple classes, work in large groups. Give each class different gods. That way, when they are all posted on the wall, the kids in each class can enjoy them. Assign groups the gods they will be helping. Give them some time. Have each class them share their business cards ideas with the class. Collect the card so can make a montage of all the cards from all classes on your wall.
Greek Gods activity: Zeus is retiring - Apply for his job.
Ancient Greek Daily Life Activities:
Daily Life Activity: This is an interesting approach for a small group daily life activity: interesting lesson idea . Tell your students: Imagine you are a famous architect and you have just discovered the ruins of an ancient Greek home. Go through each room, carefully piecing together the clues. Each group in your class is assigned a room. The group creates clues (pieces of the past) for that room and its purpose in ancient Greece. Then, each group's room becomes an exploration station. Set up your stations around your classroom and allow students to explore each station and create a list of "discoveries" that tell us about daily life in ancient Greece. Then open class discussion. Although this is fictional writing, it is also technical writing as the assignment requires the discovery of artifacts and clues. We teach multiple classes. Some of our groups during this two-day activity chose to add to existing rooms. Some created nearby businesses. Some created neighbors. I had two groups, actually, who challenged the findings of two different discovery stations. One group was clearly, based on their presentation, seeking a grant to correct misinformation. Very fun. Our two-day activity became a four day one and I left the discovery stations up for about 10 days.
Daily Life Activity : Trading Market Simulation , barter in ancient Greece. Optional use: Students can create products that would be needed in ancient Greek daily life to barter. This can be as simple as a word on a piece of paper or a quick drawing.
Critical Thinking Activity: Question what you read on the web! - computer lab, small group activity
Famous Greeks Activities: The Great Greeks
TV Interviews with the Great Greeks
Invite three famous ancient Greeks to a dinner party - and be a good, Greek host
The News, what's going on in the ancient Greek world: The Daily Athenian, newspaper project
Greek Bingo with printout Greek bingo card
Gift Wrapped Greeks - one of my personal favorites for teaching and reviewing inventions and achievements, but Mr. Donn never uses this one. He thinks it's too much trouble, but then, you should see how he wraps!
Conduct a Socrates Seminar , Socrates Seminar Classroom Activity
Mock Trial: Socrates, Mock Trial, Classroom Activity (2-3 class periods, 55 minutes each)
Greek government in different city-states: Determine how each government in ancient Greece would handle a convicted violent criminal
Famous People, Costumes: Lesson Ideas for Ancient Greece - Paper Columns, Make a Greek Chiton
Greek Pot Patterns - Printable Download - Greek Vases
Online Game Day: Ancient Greece - Games and Interactive Learning Sites for Kids - I set this activity to work by creating a scavenger hunt sheet of things for kids to find in the sites listed on their exploration sheet. The kids have to site the source for each scavenger find for verification.
My Ancient Greek Activity Book - Includes making business cards for the gods .
Greek Worksheets -
- Ancient Greece, alphabet worksheet, free download, school history)
- Ancient Greece, overview, lesson plans
- Ancient Greece, Olympics, lesson plan
- Ancient Greece, trade, including a trading game, lesson plan
- Ancient Greece, education, lesson plan
- Ancient Greece, home life
- Ancient Greece, Democracy, lesson plan
- The Hellenistic Period, lesson plan
- Parthenon Marbles, lesson plan, controversy
- History for Kids (I don't usually use worksheets, but these are very good and useful to assign for optional homework for a little boost in grade - does not count against, only counts for)
Choose Your Own Adventure from over 70 different classroom activities and possible assignments
Online Quiz: Interactive Quiz Questions with Answers about Ancient Greece for Kids and Teachers
Concluding Activity: Fifth and Sixth Grade Greek Fair
New teachers : Easy desk arrangements for the classroom - I move my desks around all the time, depending upon the activities I'm doing that day. It took me forever to realize I can have the kids move their desks, after I mark the spots with masking tape. You don't want to have the kids moving into formations all the time, but occasionally it's a smart thing to do. Tell them you need their help prior to movement. It's a team building activity. It's not your classroom that way, it's "our" classroom. They will want to help you.
Free Lesson Plans, Classroom Activities, Projects: Since we look at many ancient cultures during the same school year, kids can actually forget what culture they are studying while they are studying it. For Ancient Greece in 6th grade, we opened each day's lesson with one quick Aesop fable to keep them on track. The projects and activities can be adjusted for any grade, but are designed for middle school, and 5th through 10th grade. The study of ancient cultures is such a fun year. We wish you the very best year ever!
Ancient Greek Olympics for the Classroom 3-4 days mini-unit with student role handouts and games, designed for 6th grade, can be adjusted for any grade
Socrates, Mock Trial, Classroom Activity (2-3 class periods, 55 minutes each)
Early Greece: Minoans, Mycenaeans, Dorians, & the Greek Dark Ages - group activity
Question what you read on the web! - critical thinking, computer lab, small group activity
Using case files from the Hercules Detective Agency in your classroom
Alexander the Great and Johnny Appleseed (classroom activity and lesson idea to transition 6th grade units, from Greece to Rome)
Over 90 Ancient Greece Activities for elementary and middle school Kids and Teachers - some ours, some sent to us
Early & Classical Greece Units
Ask Mr. Donn (unit review, quiz with answers, interactive)
Geography Lesson Plans - several
Early History - Minoan, Mycenaean, Greek Dark Ages
City-States & Government - Athens, Sparta
Greek Wars - Trojan, Persian, Peloponnesian
Gods, Goddesses, Myths -many, include projects and classroom activities
Daily Life, Homes, Women, School - many, include projects and classroom activities
Art & Architecture - Vases, Columns, Theatre
Ancient Greek Olympics
Stories, Overviews, People, Special and Concluding Activities, and Quizzes
Ancient Greece for Kids and Teachers (Mrs. Masters) – Review, Activity and Game
Activity: TV Interviews with the Great Greeks
Choose Your Own Adventure (from a long and creative list of Classroom Activities and Possible Assignments)
Famous People - Pericles, Socrates, Aristotle, Plato, Alexander the Great, lesson plans, Great Greeks
7 Wonders of the Ancient World (as selected by the ancient Greeks)
Lesson Ideas for Ancient Greece (some ours, some sent to us)
Welcome to Ancient Greece, Overviews & Units
Webquests & Resources
Interactive Games Online for Ancient Greece for Kids (flash games have been removed)
Explore Ancient Greece
For kids: overview.
Geography & Maps
Early Greece: Minoans , Mycenaeans , Dorians
Greek Dark Ages
Rise of Greek City-States
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- The Delian League
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Alexander the Great
- The League of Corinth
Decline and Fall
Achievements & Contributions
Inventions & Discoveries
Investigate Real Life Artifacts
Play Greek Games! Interactive
For Kids: Art, Culture, Government
Greek Drama and Theatre
Types of Government
Roots of Democracy
Greek Vases Tell a Story
Greek Columns and Architecture
For Kids: Greek Mythology
Ancient Greek Myths for Kids, retold by Lin Donn
- Zeus, Hera, and Little Io
- The Competition, Athena and Poseidon
- Theseus, the Minotaur, and the Maze
- Dionysus and Ariadne
- Icarus and Daedalus, Wings
- The 12 Labors of Hercules
- Demeter and Persephone, Reason for the Seasons
- Apollo's Oracle at Delphi
- Perseus, Andromeda, and the sea god, Poseidon
- King Midas and the Donkey Ears
- And Many More
Ancient Greek Gods & Goddesses
The 12 Olympians
Greek God Family Tree
Acropolis & Parthenon
For Kids: Ancient Greek Daily Life
Pets & Toys
For Kids: People
Pericles Funeral Oration
Homer's Iliad & Homer's Odyssey
For Kids: Interactive Quizzes
Alexander the Great & Gifts from the Greeks
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Ancient Greeks primary resource
Learn about life under ancient greek rule in this fun comic strip.
This primary resource introduces children to Ancient Greek life and culture. Discover the influence of Ancient Greece on the western world and what life was like for Ancient Greek citizens. What were the Ancient Greeks known for? What made them so successful? What beliefs did they have?
Pupils will learn about how and where the Greek Empire started, who the great thinkers of Ancient Greece were and what went on in the famous Greek theatres in our National Geographic Kids’ Ancient Greeks primary resource sheet.
The teaching resource can be used in study group tasks for understanding aspects of Ancient Greek life, as a printed handout for each pupil to review and highlight key information, or for display on the interactive whiteboard for class discussion.
Activity: Ask children to choose one of the subheadings in the resource and use the information and their own research to create their own comic strip based on that topic. They could also design their own statues of the Ancient Greek monsters mentioned in the resource, or construct a piece of creative writing about these mythical creatures.
N.B. The following information for mapping the resource documents to the school curriculum is specifically tailored to the English National Curriculum and Scottish Curriculum for Excellence . We are currently working to bring specifically tailored curriculum resource links for our other territories; including South Africa , Australia and New Zealand . If you have any queries about our upcoming curriculum resource links, please email: [email protected]
This History primary resource assists with teaching the following History objectives from the National Curriculum :
- Know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires; characteristic features of past non-European societies; achievements and follies of mankind.
National Curriculum Key Stage 1 History objective :
- Pupils should be taught significant historical events, people and places in their own locality
National Curriculum Key Stage 2 History objective :
- Pupils should be taught about: Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world
This History primary resource assists with teaching the following Social Studies Second level objective from the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence :
- I can discuss why people and events from a particular time in the past were important, placing them within a historical sequence
- I can compare and contrast a society in the past with my own and contribute to a discussion of the similarities and differences
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22 Ancient Greece Activities for Middle School
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If you’re an Ancient Civilizations teacher and need some Ancient Greece activities, you’re in the right place! We’ve compiled our top free and paid resources to help you have a successful Ancient Greece unit. We want to help you succeed, whether you use these as an outline or to help supplement your existing unit! All links and resources below are what we personally use in our Ancient Greece unit.
Ancient Greece Activities for Middle School
Ancient greece word wall.
When starting off a new ancient civilizations unit, we’re big on vocabulary activities as there is a lot to cover. With that, we always find that word walls are a great tool! This resource includes 26 Ancient Greece vocabulary words that are ready to print and display on your bulletin board. Because images are included on every card, they’re also helpful for your visual learners!
Never used an ancient civilization word wall before? This blog post will teach you how to set up, organize, and use them effectively in your classroom!
Introductory Vocabulary Activities
Just like all of our units, we also like to have vocabulary-based activities. These vocabulary activities for Google Drive are fun ways for students to practice the Ancient Greece vocabulary words in a variety of ways. There’s 8 activities ranging from matching, fill-in-the-blank, Frayer Model, quizlet links, everything you would need for vocabulary! Because they are digital, it’s very easy to have students jump into one of these activities if there’s extra time.
Ancient Greece Unit Introduction
One thing we try to do is make our lessons relevant to students, so connecting present-day Greece to Ancient Greece is something we find important. To do that, we take a more modern approach to our unit and have students complete this unit introduction activity . Students research key details about modern Greece, and when we shift back to ancient times, that prior knowledge makes it easier.
Ancient Greece Slideshow + Note Sheet
We find it helpful to share background information at the start of the unit, so students can make connections during other activities. With this Ancient Greece Slideshow for Google Slides , teach your students about the GRAPES of Ancient Greece! This 54-slide Google Slideshow provides a detailed overview of Ancient Greece, including geography, the Olympics, philosophers, and much more! This no-prep resource also includes both printable and digital note sheets!
Ancient Greece Bell Ringers
If you’re looking to improve your classroom management and help students review material, these bell ringers are perfect! This set includes 20 Ancient Greece Bell Ringers for Google Drive that are 100% editable and ready to use. These warm-up prompts cover a variety of topics that come up in an Ancient Greece unit while also building helpful skills! Topics covered in this resource include Greek mythology, philosophers, democracy, Athens, Sparta, Hellenistic Kingdoms, and more!
Ancient Greece Map Activity
Geography is another starting topic we find important, but unlike other ancient civilizations, Greece’s geography is a bit different. Our Ancient Greece Geography Activity has three parts; a graphic organizer, map labeling, and an inquiry question at the end. Students will research specific geography terms, label them on a map, then explain how geography relates to the development of civilization.
Engineering an Empire Video on Ancient Greece
While you’re in the process of introducing Ancient Greece, we found a great video from History Channel’s Engineering and Empire Series . They have the full 45-minute video up on YouTube, packed with tons of information and nice visuals. This could be used as a full introduction for your unit, use it as a movie day, or an emergency sub plan.
Minoans and Mycenaeans Inquiry Activity
One of the first historical topics you’re going to cover is the Minoans and Mycenaeans. With that, we find an inquiry activity to be a great approach. In this inquiry activity , students examine photographs from the Minoans and Mycenaeans and make predictions based on those images. They then share those predictions with the class and discussion begins on what we can infer about these early societies.
Ancient Greece Government Simulation and Google Slideshow
Ancient Greece is an excellent civilization to showcase major types of government. Ancient Greece has gone through monarchy, oligarchy, tyranny, and democracy. We’ve created an Ancient Greece Government Simulation activity that goes through each one individually, and then students act them out. Afterwards, you can go over the pros and cons of each government together. It connects not only to Greece, but to other civilizations throughout history!
Ancient Greece Timeline
If you’re looking to make your Ancient Greece Unit more hands-on and engaging, this printable Ancient Greece Timeline is the resource you need! In this interactive timeline project, students construct a timeline that features reading passages, maps, and images. The information included in these features covers the Minoans, Mycenaeans, Dark Age, Archaic Greece, Classical Greece, and Hellenistic Civilization. Not only will this activity give students the chance to physically build a timeline, but it will also become a learning tool that they can refer back to throughout the unit!
Panhellenic Games Simulation
This no-prep, game-based Ancient Greece Olympics Simulation will be the highlight of your Ancient Greece unit! In this simulation with printable and digital options, students will “compete” in 8 popular events from the Panhellenic Games and answer trivia questions about the Greeks and Ancient Olympics! In each round, students will learn about a different event from the Panhellenic Games and participate in a classroom-friendly version of the event!
SHEG Athenian Democracy
A free resource we highly recommend related to government in Ancient Greece is from SHEG . The main topic of discussion is whether or not Athens was truly democratic. It’s a DBQ-style resource with lots of great documents to have your students practice analyzing primary resources. This activity also pairs well as a follow-up to our simulation activity.
Acropolis of Athens Activities
This no-prep reading passage and activity set is perfect for teaching about the Acropolis of Athens and the Parthenon! Whether you use the printable or digital versions, have your students read the passage about the Acropolis of Athens and how its use evolved over time before they complete two creative activities about what they learned! The activities included are a reading comprehension puzzle and short answer questions.
Historical Wife Swap Video from Horrible Histories
It’s not an Ancient Greece Unit without discussing the differences between Athens and Sparta. One resource we like to use as an introduction is a video from Horrible Histories . The 5-minute video does a nice job at showcasing the cultural differences of the two societies through a reality-style wife swap. It’s quick, well done, and the students have a few laughs. Please note however that the link provided is a compilation of their videos, so for Ancient Greece you’ll start at the 8-minute mark.
Peloponnesian Strangers Comic Video
Another great Sparta and Athens resource we recommend is this comic strip video . The original comic was made by McGraw-Hill but we’ve found this video narrates it very well . It covers a story of two friends, one from Sparta and one from Athens, discussing their cultural differences. They cover topics such as home-life, activities they grew up participating in, etc.
Athens vs Sparta Statistics Sorting Activity
One of our favorite Athens and Sparta activities is our Athens vs. Sparta Statistics Sorting activity ! Students are presented a variety of shuffled statistics on either Athens or Sparta, and match which statistic goes with the proper location. It’s a great way for students to get invested in the topic and maybe even get a little competitive. It works as an intro or review activity, and helps students understand how these differences affected each city-state’s way of life.
Athens vs Sparta Rap Battle
A very interactive resource that our students have enjoyed is our Athens vs. Sparta Rap Battle . There are full reading passages on each city-state included, and students conduct research to prepare a rap, song, or poem. This activity allows students to shine and get creative while being able to identify those differences. Any time we’ve used this activity, it’s always been a blast in class!
Persian Wars and Peloponnesian War
If you are looking for an effortless, step-by-step approach to teach your students about the Persian Wars or Peloponnesian War, you are in the right place! This lesson and overview activity will guide students through the many twists and turns of the Persian Wars and Peloponnesian War in an organized and thorough way. With both a printable and digital version, this resource divides the events of these wars into eight different sections. Some of the topics covered in these sections include: What happened during the First Greco-Persian War? Why did tensions grow between Athens and Sparta? Who won the Second Greco-Persian War? And more!
Gods and Goddesses of Greek Mythology Overview Slideshow
No Ancient Greece unit is complete without discussing some Greek Mythology. While every teacher is going to be different, we like to give at least an overview of the major Greek Gods and Goddesses. With that, we start with an overview slideshow introducing the Olympians.
Greek God Rap
We’ve also found a helpful review of the Greek gods and goddesses through this Greek God Rap Video . It’s a bit cringey, but it helps reinforce and retain the info in a fun and silly way for your students. And honestly the song is pretty catchy once you listen to it.
TED-Ed Greek Mythology Videos
If you want to take your Greek mythology section further, TED-Ed has wonderful videos on some of the different myths. Two of our favorites are the Myth of Prometheus and Pandora’s Box . They’re both very well-made, students enjoy them, and you can even turn them into EdPuzzles.
Greek Mythology Instagram Activity
If you’re looking for a fun review activity of Greek gods and goddesses, we do have a very engaging Instagram activity . Students take different gods and goddesses and create Instagram profiles for them, including identifying photos and writing captions. It’s great for review and students really get into it.
Greek Mythology Activity Sheet
An easy, low-prep activity option we always recommend are our Early Finisher or Emergency Sub Plan activities. We’ve created one specifically pertaining to Greek Mythology with three activities, including mystery lockers, word search, and password game! These games are perfect to have on hand when students fly through an assignment or something comes up last minute.
Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief”
Another easy activity that students enjoy is watching The Lightning Thief from Disney. It’s a great way to wrap up your Greece unit or right before spring break, especially if you need an activity to finish up the unit. It’s a very convenient activity as it’s available on Disney+.
Alexander the Great Gallery Walk
Looking to give your students a museum experience about Alexander the Great ? This gallery walk activity will be a meaningful way to teach your students about Alexander the Great and his empire! This activity highlights 13 different artifacts, paintings, and passages, along with corresponding information that provides an overview of what is known about Alexander the Great. With printable, digital, and editable options and an answer key, you have everything you need for a successful activity!
DBQ Project: How Great Was Alexander the Great?
Another topic we like to bring up during Ancient Greece is Alexander the Great and the Macedonians. We’ve found a very good DBQ resource from the DBQ Project that discusses whether Alexander was actually deserving of the Great title. The resource includes a map showing how much land Alexander conquered and discusses how it affected people of each continent. It’s also a good primary and secondary source analysis activity.
Ancient Greece Job Fair
An engaging activity we’ve created for students to learn about key leaders and philosophers is our Ancient Greece Job Fair . It includes resumes for Pericles, Socrates, Aristotle, and Alexander the Great. Students analyze their resumes and decide which various jobs to hire them for. Not only does this activity reinforce unit information, but it promotes job skills that many students would otherwise not get.
We’re The Thinkers
Another video from Horrible Histories that we’ve enjoyed is “ We’re the Thinkers ”. It’s a parody of a Monkees’ theme song that covers Socrates, Aristotle, Plato, and Diogenes, and it can be a fun addition to the job fair activity.
Ancient Greece Research Project
Looking for a creative way to teach your students about the many significant philosophers, writers, scientists, mathematicians, historians, doctors, and leaders of ancient Greece? If so, you and your students will enjoy this research project ! In this no-prep activity, each student will select one of the historical figures from ancient Greece, research them, and prepare a short speech that they will present to their classmates from the perspective of that historical figure. The speech will highlight the accomplishments of their historical figure, and then students can vote on the most impactful Greek leaders and scholars after everyone has presented their speeches. Historical figures include Aristarchus, Philip II of Macedon, Thucydides, and more!
Ancient Greece Test
Save yourself time at the end of your Ancient Greece Unit with this Ancient Greece Test and Study Guide ! This ready-made test has printable and digital options, and all text is 100% editable. Each version includes 2 different testing options for Google Docs and for Google Forms, so you have the flexibility to use whichever version works best for you! To help your students prepare for the test, this resource also includes an editable Ancient Greece Study Guide for Google Docs!
Ancient Greece Agenda Slides
Need a way to stay more organized during your Ancient Greece Unit? These Ancient Greece Daily Agenda Slides Templates will help you save time and better immerse your students in the unit! These slides for Google Drive are editable and each template features a photograph of Ancient Greece in the background, as well as Ancient Greece clipart. They can be used to share your daily agenda, bell ringers, and more!
Ancient Greece Bulletin Board Kit
Connect your bulletin boards to your course content in just five minutes with this effortless, ready-to-print Ancient Greece Bulletin Board Kit ! With this bulletin board kit, students have the opportunity to view artifacts used by those living in Greece thousands of years ago! If you want to incorporate more primary sources into your classroom but don’t know where to start, this is an easy way! The 25 artifact posters include the titles of the artifacts, when they were created or used, where they were found, and where they’re currently located.
Ancient Greece Bookmarks
These printable Ancient Greece Bookmarks are a fun addition to your Ancient Greece unit! This set includes four different designs that feature images and clipart that are related to Ancient Greece. The bookmarks are 100% black and white so that students can color in the images or personalize them as they wish! These coloring bookmarks make a great prize, short early finisher activity, or can even help students save time when using their textbooks!
Ancient Greece Early Finisher Activity or Emergency Sub Plan
A final easy, no-prep activity is another of our Early Finisher activities for Ancient Greece. It includes a matching puzzle about the leaders from the golden age of Athens, and a vocabulary crossword puzzle. This activity sheet is an additional worksheet to have on hand in emergencies or students need something extra to work on.
Teaching Ancient Greece
When teaching any ancient civilization, it’s always important to have activities that make the content fun and engaging for students. If you liked any of our Ancient Greece activities, you’ll love our Ancient Greece Unit Bundle ! This bundle contains 15 resources and is a great way to supplement your textbook or curriculum materials about Ancient Greece! We’ve had great success with these resources, and our students had a blast!
Looking for ideas and inspiration when planning your Ancient Greece unit? If so, this free Ancient Greece resource guide can help! It showcases each of our Ancient Greece resources to help you decide which options will be best for your students. For more details about how we put fit these resources together and how long we spend on each activity, you can also download our free Ancient Greece unit plan !
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Ancient Greece Reading Comprehension and Writing Tasks
Age range: 7-11
Resource type: Worksheet/Activity
14 February 2022
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Reading Comprehension based on ancient Greece (specifically tattoos as punishment for criminals). 6 high quality, attractively designed worksheets designed to pique pupils’ interest and engage them in writing. Perfect for reading comprehension practice, homework tasks, guided reading sessions, SATs practice and more.
Page 1: reading text titled ‘Tattoo Trouble for Criminals in Ancient Greece’ Page 2: reading comprehension questions similar in structure to SATs questions Page 3: exploring unfamiliar vocabulary Page 4: create your own tattoo design Page 5: diary entry writing task Page 6: diary entry sentence starters
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