Travel through Ancient Greece
On your way to the Olympics!
Students will be traveling through Ancient Greece discovering Temples, Festivals, Gods, and the Fierce Spartans on their way to the Olympics in Olympia. They will draw from a hat to see if they will be traveling as a girl or a boy or a slave, they may need to visit an oracle before the journey begins or give a sacrifice to a God so they won’t have to go as a slave. The students will be using their “Travel Log” that they design, to document their journey and their encounters on their way to Olympia to participate in the Olympics. They will be starting in Athens and will make three stops along the way. At each place they will have an activity or two, that they are responsible for “journaling” and 3 additional activities that the are required to record in their journals. The will need to learn about customs and their new “role” in ancient greece, they will be using maps to locate goods and help them with their travels. They will arrive in Olympia prepared to participate in olympic activities. As we say “When in Greece do as the Grecians” (I know its Romans but don’t tell them that they don’t what’s coming!!)
Table of Contents
I. Title of Project: Journey through Ancient Greece on your way to the Olympics Designed for grades 4-6
II. Overview of Project: Includes a brief description of what the students activities will be based on
III. Unit Plan: Journey through Ancient Greece Day by Day for a 10 day unit
IV. Lesson Plans 1-6: Written as activity plans that are presented in the unit outline
V. Activity Plans and Forms: include two of the lesson plans plus activities from enchanted learning.com
VI. Technology: The power presentation of the aritifacts box and class presentation
VII. Maps: A Greece Outline to follow and do connected activities, (2) Ancient Greece Maps to compare and contrast with
VIII. Charts and Graphs: Using a time line from 2000 B.C- through 323 B.C from History Pockets grades 4-6
IX. Images of Ancient Greece: Temples, vases, columns that represent Ancient Greece Plus websites to visit to learn more
X. Documents: Only references are listed from where lesson plan ideas came from
XI. Artifacts: A digital picture is attached with the various items listed for the Artifacts
XII. Told Story Outline: The story included is about one of the Greatest Leaders Alexander the GREAT story came from History Pockets
XIII. Children’s Literature: Reference to what I will have available for them.
XIV. References: also include a resource for internet searches.
XV. Reflection: 2-fold reflection (1) for the Unit Plan and (2) for the process of this piece.