We are really enjoying researching our Groovy Greek topic and learning all about who they were, how their civilisation developed, the gods they worshipped, where and how they lived, what they ate, etc.
We were transported back in time to Ancient Greece for the day, thanks to 'Portals to the Past', who brought this historic era to life!
So see more about our Ancient Greek activities, please click on the photo above.
We designed our front cover to depict something we already knew about the Ancient Greeks.
Most of us already knew the the Ancient Greeks worshipped many Gods & Goddesses but we didn't know much about any of them until we began our research.
We assembled a timeline representing the beginning and end of the Ancient Greek civilisation.
We were able to retell the 'Battle the Marathon' using words & pictures.
We researched Alexander the Great & learnt about his empire, then compared it with present day Greece.
We discussed & compared the democracy governance of the Ancient Greeks & today's society in the UK.
We delved deeper into the voting system of the Ancient Greeks and were surprised by what we discovered: only men over the age of 30 yrs, who were citizens, were allowed to vote!
We compared & contrasted the differences & similarities between Athens & Sparta.
We knew the Olympics originated in Greece, so we researched & compared the Ancient Greek Olympics to our modern day Olympics.
Not only is Greece famous as the home of the Olympics, it is also famous for its cuisine. We looked into the different types of food ingredients grown in Greece and typical Greek dishes.
Researching food made our mouths water; eventually, we were able to taste test some typical Greek food, such as Greek salad, tzatziki, hummus, falafels, pitta bread, olives, feta cheese, etc. Here is what we thought...!
Ancient Greek vases each told a story & were used as either household vases or funeral pots. After researching & comparing the Ancient & Modern Day Olympics, we decided to design ancient style vases with a modern day Olympic theme, before creating them using sugar paper & charcoal. Can you spot which sports are depicted on our vases?
Our DT project was to design, plan & make some Ancient Greek sandals. We worked with a partner to choose a simple design, think about the types of material that would be practical for life in Ancient Greece & plan the making process, before cutting and assembling our sandals. We were really pleased with the end results.