Ancient Greece Free Lesson Plans and Classroom Activities for 6th grade teachers but can be adjusted for any grade Illustration

Free Ancient Greece Lesson Plans, Simulations, Classroom Activities for 6th grade teachers but can be adjusted for any grade

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Free Use Original Lesson Plans, Activities, Simulations and Projects:

Ancient Greek Olympics for the Classroom 3-4 days mini-unit with student role handouts and games (Mr. Donn)

Socrates, Mock Trial, Classroom Activity (2-3 class periods, 55 minutes each? (Mr. Donn)

Minoans, Mycenaeans, Dorians, & the Greek Dark Ages - group activity

Question what you read on the web! - critical thinking, computer lab, small group activity

Alexander the Great and Johnny Appleseed (classroom activity and lesson idea to transition 6th grade units, from Greece to Rome)

Over 90 Ancient Greece Activities for elementary and middle school Kids and Teachers - some ours, some sent to us

Early & Classical Greece Units (Mr. Donn)   

Ask Mr. Donn (unit review, quiz with answers, interactive)

Geography Lesson Plans and activities

Vocabulary Lesson Plans and activities

Early History - Minoan, Mycenaean, Greek Dark Ages, lesson plans

City-States & Government - Athens, Sparta, lesson plans

Greek Wars - Trojan, Persian, Peloponnesian lesson plans

Gods, Goddesses, Myths, lesson plans and activities

Daily Life, Homes, Women, School, lesson plans and activities

Art & Architecture, lesson plans and activities

Ancient Greek Drama and Theatre, lesson plans and activities

Ancient Greece Philosophy, lesson plans and activities

Ancient Greek Olympics, lesson plans and activities

Achievements, Inventions, lesson plans

NEW: Case Files of the Hercules Detective Agency (short stories about ancient Greece)  Join Herc and his buddies as they solve the many problems facing the ancient Greek people, just by reading a short story! Meet some monsters! Visit the Olympics! Find out how kids got an education. How did men get their hair cut? How did people meet each other to get married? Who were the Oracles? What were the gods really like and how did they get along? What was the stone zoo?  What happened to the missing olive trees? How did Hercules and the Minotaur become best friends? These questions and many more are answered by Hercules and his many friends though the Case Files of the Hercules Detective Agency. 
Ways we use these stories: Homework: Assign a story as homework, and next class day, start class with a quick brainstorming session - what did this story tell you about ancient Greece? Small group activity: Each group with a different story to recap, illustrate, and present. We selected Hercules, spelled the Roman way, as the central character. These stories are copyrighted because they were going to be handled by our publisher, but we decided to keep them available as free use online for teachers to use in their classroom. We hope they work as well for you as they do for us.

Welcome to Ancient Greece, Overviews & Units

Aesop's Fables

Vocabulary words for ancient Greece, lesson plans, activities

Famous People - Pericles, Socrates, Aristotle, Plato, Alexander the Great, lesson plans, Great Greeks

7 Wonders of the Ancient World (as selected by the ancient Greeks)

Test your knowledge (interactive)

Webquests & Resources

Ancient Civilizations Bingo

Interactive Games Online for Ancient Greece for Kids