We just got through an exciting couple of weeks studying Ancient Greece. We really had a lot of fun with this unit.
- "Ancient Greece" by Anne Pearson
- "You Wouldn't Want to Be in Alexander the Great's Army!" by Morley
- "King Midas and the Golden Touch" by Charlotte Craft
- "Classical Kids" by Laurie Carlson
- portions of it pertaining to Ancient Greece
- "Usborne Encyclopedia of the Ancient World" by Bingham
- "Life in a Greek Trading Port" by Jane Shuter
- "Usborne Aesop's Fables" by Anna Milbourne
- "Story of the World" Volume 1
- "Hands-On History: Ancient Greeks" by Joe Fullman
- "Everyday Life in Ancient Greece" by Kirsten Holm
We studied mosaics and how it was common for the Greeks to use mosaics on the flooring of their homes. Treyton worked for several days to complete a mosaic of his own using the magnetic squares.
He has technically done this one before, but I guess that just means he really likes this design. Can't argue with that, can I?
Of course we talked about what the Greeks commonly ate, drank and wore. Ever since learning that Ancient Egyptians commonly went around naked, one of Treyton's first questions is "Do they wear clothes? I mean, do they walk around naked? Like it's just not a big deal to them to see each other?" :) This unit we tried to replicate the typical greek clothing as best as we could.
I've already posted about the Greek Soldier Helmet & Olympic Olive Wreath head ware we made (and are still loving!)
This was probably the highlight for the kids.
So once we got him dressed he insisted to adding his shield, sword and helmet!
He went ahead and colored a page for his history notebook as well of a greek soldier.
Geography & Maps
We labeled a Greek map, but the picture didn't turn out (so you'll have to use your imagination).
We also colored and labeled Alexander the Great's empire after his death.
The Greek Alphabet
We learned that our alphabet stems from the Greek Alphabet, so we took some time completing the TOG lap book piece. Treyton wrote his name using the greek alphabet.