Ancient Greece

Bible: Greek Bible Search - Begin reading a harmony of the Gospels in the Narrated Bible. This would also be a good time to read Paul's letters to the Greek churches.

Reading List:

The Children's Homer by Padraic Colum - Write a narrative (Highschool)

How Would You Survive as An Ancient Greek? By Fiona Macdonald - Complete culture graphic after reading this book (highschool)

Aesop's Fables by Aesop - Complete Aesop's fables worksheet (Elementary)

Growing Up In Ancient Greece by Chris Chelepi - Do culture graphic on Greece after reading book (elementary)

Resource List:

Abeka History Texts

The Timetables of History by Bernard Grun

The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia

The Usborne Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece by Jane Chisholm, Lisa Miles, and Struan Reid

The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus by Aliki

Echoes of the Heroic Age, Ancient Greece Part 1 by Caroline Alexander, National Geographic December 1999

Alexander the Conqueror, Ancient Greece Part II by Caroline Alexander, National Geographic March 2000

Then and Now by Stefania & Dominic Perring (Sections on "The Palace of Knossos-Crete", "The Acropolis-Athens, Greece", and "The Agora-Athens, Greece"

Writing Assignments:

Write a fable based off of the pattern of Aesop. Don't forget the moral.

Write a summary on Greek marriages. Make note of the items carried over in American marriages today.

Biography on Alexander the Great

Biography on Pericles

Homer was able to change a civilization's religion and much of its culture by his writing. Write an opinion paper and use supporting facts to back your opinion up about the phrase, "The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword." Jesus declares His Word to be a Sword. How could a Christian use such a sword by using their pens to conquer the world? Include that thought in your paper.

Humanism was brought to a science in Ancient Greece as can be seen by the philosophers of the day. Write a paper on humanism by defining it, showing how it appears in our everyday world as we still cling too much of the ancient Greek philosophy, and how Jesus and Paul regarded the philosophers of those days.

Even though the Greeks were extremely talented in many areas and glorified the hands of man because of it, they were also very wicked in many ways. Loose morals, idol worship, murders and violence, homosexuality, and child molestation were not uncommon practices. Either expand on the above paper on humanism or write another one showing how man's knowledge and philosophies can make one look good in the eyes of the world, but spiritually can deaden our hope for eternity.

Summary paragraph about the Trojan Horse. Include graphics.

Table of Contents for this unit for portfolio

Research Graphics and Worksheets:

Article Reviews on National Geographic articles

Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses (Complete only Greek portion at this time. The Roman section will be completed when we move into Rome.)

Greek Philosophers

Aesop's Fables  

Athens and Sparta Comparison

Minoan and Mycenaean Comparison and Contrast

Culture of the Mycenaeans

Culture of the Minoans

Culture of the Greeks

Greek Roles

Greek Battles

Pericles Shape book (elementary)

Alexander the Great Shape Book (elementary)

Parthenon Shape Book (elementary)

Trojan Horse Shape Book (elementary)

Grecian Urn Shape Book (elementary)

Greek Governments Comparison

Greek Information Cards


Balkan Peninsula, Aegean Civilization, Minoans, Mycenaeans, Dorians, Ionians, Hellenes, Trojan War, Mount Olympus, Zeus, Homer, Illiad, Odyssey, heroes, Archilles, Hades, polis, acropolis, agora, gymnasium, amphitheater, barbarians, Olympic games, Olympiad, Greco-Persian Wars, monarchy, Council of the Elders, the Assembly, aristocracy, oligarchy, tyranny, democracy, helots, Pelponnesian League, Court of Areopagus, Solon's laws, Draco's code, archon, direct democracy, representative democracy, Golden Age of Greece, Delian League, Peloponnesian War, Peisistratus, Cleisthenes, ostracism, Macedonia, Hellenic League, Alexandria, Ptolemies, Seleucids, Antigonids, Hellenic Age, pedagogue, Parthenon, oratory, natural philosophy, Hippocratic Oath, sophists, relativists, absolutes, The Republic, Hellenistic Age, Stoicism, Epicureans, koine, Trojans


Complete Greece Fashion Plates depicting fashion of the times. Can also include Alexander the Great Paper dolls to your lapbook. Highschool may wish to draw the Greek design. Both should include a summary information card.

Study the Greek Columns and complete the Greek Column Pockets Activity

Scrapbook page on the Parthenon and the Acropolis

Sculpture analysis on Mycenaean mask

Sculpture analysis on Greek Sculpture - Artemis the Huntress

Picture analysis on Ancient Minoan Art

Examine architecture in Then and Now.

Create a painting simulating the Ancient Minoan style

Create Spartan army hat. Take a picture for your portfolio and include an information summary card.

Create mask of Medusa. Take a picture for your portfolio and include an information summary card. Explore other masks worn and why. (Drama)

Divider page for Greece section of portfolio

Timeline Characters/Events:

Minoan Civilization, Mycenaean Civilization, King Minos of Knossos, Dorian attack, Trojan war against Troy, Homer's Illiad and Odyssey, Olympic games begin, Ionian revolt, Darius I, Battle of Marathon, Greco-Persian Wars, Battle of Thermopylae, Leonidas, Battle of Salamis, Thermistocles, Battle of Plataea, Pericles, Draco, Solon, Delian League, Pelopennsesian War, Philip II, Demosthenes, Hellenic League, Alexander the Great, Battle of Ipsus, Ptolemies dynasty, Seleucids dynasty, Antigonids dynasty, Hellenic Age, Parthenon, Sophocles, Aristophanes, Aesop, Pythagoras, Democritus, Hippocrates, Socrates, Aristotle, Plato, Hellenistic Age, Zeno, Epicurus, Galen, Aristarchus of Samos, Euclid, Hipparchus, Archimedes, Eratosthenes of Cyrene, Strabo


Read History text on Greece and outline chapter

Write out questions in review and answer with complete sentences.

Study ancient Greece to more current history of the country.


Complete map of Greece, including all land features, early civilizations, and major towns.


List contributions of Greece to the world.

Investigate Greek Scientists and fill out worksheet exploring them

Games/Physical Education/Other:

Study the Olympics and plan your own. Fill in the worksheet on the Olympics.

Culminating Activities:

Test on Greece

Organize Notebook section on Greece (High school level)

Create Lap book (Elementary Level)


Background from Graphic Garden