Ancient Civilizations: Greeks! With 25 Social Studies Projects for Kids
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Praise for Explore Ancient Egypt by Carmella Van Vleet
"Explore Ancient Egypt! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments will certainly intrigue readers and have them eagerly turning the pages to check out the next activity. The sidebars with information make excellent complements."
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Praise for Explore Ancient Greece! by Carmella Van Vleet
School Library Journal
“Fun book about an otherwise daunting culture. Kids will enjoy the format of the book with its cartoon-like drawings and jokes. The text is punctuated with fun fonts and sidebars that enrich the historical narrative of the text. Very fun activities make learning about this culture a great experience. This book a worthwhile addition to your library.”
For educators! Download a packet of essential questions, mentor texts, and Common Core State Standards to use in classrooms and libraries.Classroom Guide
Detailed Book Description
Who invented democracy? Where were the Olympics first held? Who were some of the first people to use math?
All of these questions and more are explored in Ancient Civilizations: Greeks! With 25 Social Studies Projects for Kids. In this book, kids ages 7 to 10 learn about ancient Greek homes, food, playtime, clothing, conquests, arts and entertainment, gods, and more. Fascinating links between today’s world and ancient Greek culture offer opportunities for real-world connections and fun STEAM activities promote critical and creative thinking. Through STEAM projects, essential questions, and fascinating facts, kids meet the major figures in ancient Greek history, such as Aristotle, Archimedes, Homer, Pythagoras, and Socrates, and explore the sites of ancient architectural wonders such as the statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Parthenon, the theater of Epidaurus, and the palace of Knossos.
Ancient Civilizations: Greeks! is part of a set of four Explore Ancient Civilization books that bring to life the vibrant cultures of the distant past. The other titles in this series are Ancient Civilizations: Egyptians!, Ancient Civilizations: Romans!, and Ancient Civilizations: Aztecs, Maya, Incas!
Try these hands-on social studies projects!
- Craft an oil lamp
- Design a long jump hand weight
- Play Medusa freeze tag
- Learn to think like an archaeologist
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Welcome to Ancient Greece!
Make a Field Notebook
Play "Storm the Acropolis"
Make a Model of an Oil Lamp
Make a Courtyard Column
Make a Mosaic
Make a Kylix
Make Olive Oil Soap
Host a Symposium
Dress for Success
Make a Chiton
Make a Brooch
Olive Oil Foot Scrub
School, Socrates, and Science
Pump It Up!
The Olympics and Theater
Make a Laurel Wreath
Democracy and War
Make a Water Clock
Gods, Goddesses, and Myths
Glossary Scavenger Hunt