The Trojan War
In this social studies learning exercise, students find the words that are associated with The Trojan War. The answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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The Glory That Was Greece: A Test
Did your class just finish a unit on Greek life, culture, and conquest? If you think they know everything there is to know about Ancient Greece, then put them to the test with this exam, which contains thirty multiple choice questions.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
Using Evidence from a Shipwreck to Explore Late Bronze Age Trade in the Mediterranean
Students examine a shipwreck from the late Bronze Age. As a class, they view a variety of slides to describe the cargo and examine the artifacts found on the wreckage. They discuss what each object tells them about the crew and the time...
5th - 9th Social Studies & History
Incorporating Archaeological "Time-Outs" into the Latin Curriculum
Here is a lesson whose focus is on classical archaeology. In groups, high schoolers read various myths and legends to examine the how the culture was passed between different groups. They participate in a role-play activity in which they...
10th - 12th Languages
Cultures of the Mountains and the Sea: Mycenaean, Minoan, and Dorian cultures
Sometimes the most fascinating stories are true. Uncover the basic origins, contributions, and interactions that lead to Greek culture. Concepts covered are environmental effects on culture, Greek life, Mycenaean, Minoan, and Dorian...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Science Behind the Myth: Homer's "Odyssey"
Lions, and tigers, and bears, oh, my! Sorcerers, cyclops, and drugs, oh, my! Matt Kaplan theorizes that there might be a scientific basis for some of the events in the Odyssey, that Circe might actually have been a chemist and have mixed...
5 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Engineering an Empire - Greece, Part 2/5
Before the keystone there was the corbel arch. Join your architecture and humanities classes in an exploration of the engineering and architectural developments of the Mycenaeans, the predecessors of early Greeks. A combination of...
10 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Warrior Role in Greek Society
Young scholars are introduced to the various gods and goddesses in ancient Greek mythology. In groups, they use print and electronic resources to research the ways Greek culture has influenced the modern world. To end the lesson, they...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History