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Ancient Greece

These sites have information about the people, architecture, government, and daily life in ancient Greece. View images of Greek ruins, learn the Greek alphabet, and read about the famous city of Athens. There is a link to eThemes Resources on famous Greeks, mythology, and connecting literature to ancient civilizations.


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This is an easy-to-read resource on daily activities of the ancient Greeks. Includes classroom activities structured as events in the Olympic games, lesson plans, and descriptions of the cultures of different Greek city-states. NOTE: The site does include some broken external links. NOTE: This site contains ads.
This British site is about the rivalries between ancient Sparta and Athens. The site focuses on the Peloponnesian Wars as seen through the eyes of fictional citizens of each city-state. Students are encouraged to choose one family to follow through history, and they can do this by clicking on the illustrations. The site also has "Surfboards," a series of questions that helps young readers track the events. There are also printable autobiography sheets for each character.
This is an interactive website about Classical Greece. View a timeline, take a virtual tour of the Parthenon, or explore the lives of a few of the personalities whose accomplishments continue to influence the world today. There are four lesson plan ideas and links to additional resources on ancient Greece.
This site for kids has information about Athens, Olympia, Corinth, as well as a glossary, a timeline, and more. Click on "Resources" for a link to the British Museum ancient Greek collections (through Children's Compass, a virtual tour and instruction guide), sample writing and audio recordings, printable question sheets, maps, and art images. NOTE: The Talk link leads to a message board.
Print out a map of Greece. This page also has a link to the country's flag, a printout of the Greek alphabet, and a map quiz.
Click on a title to learn about Greece from a child's perspective. Includes photographs of popular food and the best swimming pools. NOTE: The site links to another Greece site that has many external links.
This site has a lot of information about ancient Greek culture, history, environment, and philosophy. Contains links to classroom activities, lesson plans, and a future book list (link is under construction). NOTE: The site includes pop-up and banner ads.
Click on "Sites and Monuments" to view images of ancient Greece.
View a movie about Athens with Tim and Moby, and then take the pop quiz. There is also a timeline and an activity. NOTE: The web site is available by subscription only.
Tim and Moby talk about the Olympics, from ancient Greece to the present day. There is also a timeline, comics, and additional activities. NOTE: The web site is available by subscription only
Scroll down to the Greece heading and then click on the links to see images of ancient Greek ruins.
Explore this site to learn about life in ancient Greece. There are stories, games, and interactive activities. You can take a virtual tour of the Acropolis, build a temple, learn about the gods and goddesses, follow an Athenian through a typical day, help a Spartan boy steal eggs, and more.
These sites are about famous Greeks and their accomplishments, and how these ideas are relevant today. Here you can learn about Archimedes and his mechanical discoveries, Democritus and the first atomic theory, Cleisthenes and the foundations of democracy, Greek contributions to geometry, astronomy, art, and more. Included is an eThemes resource about ancient Greek culture.
Various myths from different countries and cultures, emphasizing Greek myths and constellations. Includes links to sites with pictures and a museum tour.
These sites are about fictions related to ancient civilizations and includes reviews and activity ideas. There is also a literature circle guide for the ancient civilization theme. Includes links to eThemes resources on the Ancient Civilizations of China, Maya, Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome, Ancient Western Civilizations, Egypt, Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and book activities.

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