Learn the customs of Ancient Greece, and watch as the Olympic Games begin. Learn about the importance the ancient Greeks placed on the human body and
study the fables of Aesop. Find out what the Bible has to say about Greek mythology and how we serve a God who neither slumbers nor sleeps. Sample Ancient Greek delicacies and host your own Olympic Games as a
What are the major history and science topic areas in the Ancient Greece unit?
The major history and science topic areas in the Ancient Greece unit are Ancient Greece and Human Anatomy.
What are some highlights from the unit on Ancient Greece?
Studies and activities on: Fables, allegories, parables, and proverbs • Dictionary skills, parts of speech - concrete, abstract,
proper, common and collective nouns, singular, plural, and compound nouns • Geography of Greece • Sampling Greek foods • Human body - systems, cells, tissues, organs, disease, medicine,
and medical careers • Memorizing Psalm 139 - we are fearfully and wonderfully made • Reading about Ancient Greece • Note-taking skills and Informational Paragraphs • Writing
fables • Making Ambrosia – the food of the mythical gods • Interpreting a schedule of Olympic Events • Greek mythology and legends - and their impact on language, literature, and
history • The attributes of God – His omnipotence, omnipresence, and omniscience • Comparing and contrasting the Bible and Mythology • The Biblical Creation story and the myth of
Evolution • The legendary Island of Atlantis • Experimenting with muscles, skin, pulse and heartbeat, the respiratory system, the senses, and how the body breaks down fats • The food
pyramid, health, nutrition, and hygiene • First Aid Project • Writing plays and presenting plays with student-made paper mache masks • Art and Architecture of Ancient
Greece • History of the Olympic Games • Family Olympics Day – with authentic Greek foods, Olympic events, awards and medals, and your own Olympic rules and pledges • Making
Timelines • Foundations of Democracy in Ancient Greece • Interpreting charts about Athens and Greek exports • The Trojan War • Greek Dramas • Greek People and
Places - the Acropolis, the Parthenon, Athens and Sparta • Writing a comparison and contrast piece about Athens and Sparta • Peloponnesian War • Greek pottery painting