Mega Greek online: session 7

Epic Entertainment

Date: Monday 18th May, time: 11-11.45am

Contact for the Zoom details.

Materials you’ll need

Session structure

Part 1 – introduction & hellos

Our mascot for this lesson is the Homer, author of the epic tales The Iliad and The Odyssey.

As usual, we’ll start our session by greeting each other with a big ‘khairete!’

Part 2 –  Warm up: Greek alphabet slam

Using your alphabet sheets (or not, if you’re super-ambitious!), unscramble the English words written in Greek letters.

Part 3 –  Quiz: Word Roots Challenge

Can you think of some English words that come from the entertainment-related Greek words you see on your screen?

Part 4 – Watch, learn, practice: building a Greek sentence

Today we’ll extend our learning to see how we can add nouns to verbs to make sentences.

Part 5 – Worksheet: sentence translation & illustration

After warming up with our previous activity, we’ll take some independent time to fill in today’s worksheet.

Part 6 – Culture: Entertainment in Ancient Greece

We’re influenced today by Ancient Greek ideas about entertainment. We’ll explore some of them.

We’ll also go through the steps to make a Greek theatre mask, which you can do as an optional craft activity after the session has finished.

After-session activities

Listen to a a retelling of the Iliad…:

…and of the Odyssey:

Create your own set of Epic Character top trumps cards:

Session rules

  1. 🤐 Stay on mute! Everyone needs to be on mute, otherwise things could get very noisy! If you want to answer a question, type in the text box.
  2. 💻 Be patient! If the lesson’s Internet connection goes down, I will switch to another network. This may take a couple of minutes but the Zoom room will stay open.
  3. 📝Be prepared! Have all the materials you’ll need (listed above) ready.
  4. 🤓Have fun! Ancient Greece is awesome (but I may be slightly biased).

Note on video recording

I’ll be recording the session for training and monitoring purposes. Classics For All, who fund and sponsor this online course, has also had requests from a small number of partner schools to have access to the video to support their home learning programme. Consequently, the recording of the session will be distributed to a few selected CfA partner schools.