The people of ancient Greece lived over 3,000 years ago. Yet even today, their culture impacts our lives! Here are just a few of the gifts we received from the ancient Greeks.

For Kids: Gifts from the Greeks

The ancient Greeks were curious, clever,and creative. They created all kinds of inventions. Some even worked. And some we still use today! They made amazing discoveries and put them to work in the arts, philosophy, science, architecture, medicine, geometry, cartography, and more. The ancient Greek ideas in science, math, art, and language changed the world. We owe them a great deal.

Trial by Jury - The Ancient Greeks did not invent trial by jury, but they certainly fine tuned it

Roots of Democracy

Greek Myths - Myths we still enjoy today!

Comedy, Tragedy, Satire, Theatre

The Greek Olympics

Greek Columns & Greek Architecture & Name the Column game (USA)

Fables and Legends

Aesop's Fables

Ancient Greek Inventions and Discoveries in philosophy and science - like the Earth revolves around the sun, the invention of the wheelbarrow, and the alphabet!

How did the ancient Greeks change the world?

What really happened to the library at Alexandria? (animated, short video for kids)

See also: Ancient Inventions

QUIZ: Ancient Greece (Interactive with immediate answers)

GAMES: Ancient Greek Games for Kids, Interactive

For Teachers

Greek Achievements Lesson Plans

Greek Words we use today, lesson plan with handout

Vocabulary, ancient Greece, online interactive worksheet

Powerpoints - Greek Achievements