Write a Letter in Greek

Write a Letter in Greek

Using the chart, write a letter to a friend. Because the symbols are so different from the letters of the English alphabet, it’s almost like writing in code. In some cases the sound of a word is more important than its English spelling. For instance, you’ll notice that the Greek alphabet doesn’t have an F. So if you want to write the word fantastic, you’ll need to use Φ to begin the word.
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Uncovering Your Family History

Uncovering Your Family History

From Tools of the Ancient Romans

Like the stories surrounding the beginnings of Rome, most families have stories that have been passed down from generation to generation that may or may not be completely true.

Make Your Own Gordian Knot

Make Your Own Gordian Knot

From The Silk Road

One legend says Alexander conquered Asia by solving the puzzle of the Gordian Knot. According to a prophecy, whoever untied this endless knot would rule the continent. Alexander took the direct approach—he cut the knot open with his sword. Today, a “Gordian knot” means an unsolvable problem. No one knows exactly what the Gordian Knot looked like. But you can make a knot called a Turk’s Head appear “endless” by joining the ends after it’s...

Peach Blossom Scroll

Peach Blossom Scroll

From Explore Ancient Chinese Myths!

In the seventeenth century, an artist painted the fable The Peach Blossom Spring on a long piece of silk called a handscroll. Handscrolls are viewed from right to left. Design your own handscroll based on the fable.

Greek Gods Memory Game

Greek Gods Memory Game

From Explore Greek Myths!

Greek gods and goddesses were linked to symbols or objects that reflected their interests and personality. Many had more than one symbol. In this game, you will design one playing card for each god and goddess and one for their corresponding symbols. You can use images of the gods and their symbols within this book for reference or ask an adult to help you find images online.



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Detailed Book Description

Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid’s Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Greece explores the scientific discoveries, athletic innovations, engineering marvels, and innovative ideas created more than two thousand years ago. Through biographical sidebars, interesting facts, fascinating anecdotes, and fifteen hands-on activities, readers will learn how Greek innovations and ideas have shaped world history and our own world view.

In Tools of the Ancient Greeks, kids will meet the philosophers who helped shape our world, learn interesting facts and trivia about ancient Greece and build fifteen hands-on projects that help show kids how these people still influence us today.

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Paperback, $16.95
Includes: Table of Contents | Maps | Glossary | Resources | Index
Specs: 8x10 size | black and white interior | 128 pages
Subject: Social Studies
Content Focus: Ancient Civilizations



Chapter 1
Ancient Greece and the Beginnings of Democracy

Chapter 2
Farming, Trade, and the Greek Way of Life

Chapter 3
The Arts of the Ancient Greeks

Chapter 4
Greek Gods

Chapter 5
Sports and the Olympics

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8
Science, Math, and Medicine

Chapter 9
Mapping the World and the Stars

Chapter 10