Date: Monday 18th May, time: 11-11.45am
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom details.
Materials you’ll need
- Greek alphabet sheet (if you don’t have your copy from the last session)(download here: https://maximumclassics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/mg-greek-alphabet.pdf)
- Greek worksheet: https://maximumclassics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/mg7-noun-verb.pdf
- pencil, rubber, sheets of paper
- (for optional after-session craft activity) paper plate, scraps of tissue paper/felt/fabric/coloured paper, glue, felt tips, string, instruction sheet https://maximumclassics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/mg7-mask1.pdf
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.
Listen to a a retelling of the Iliad…: http://classictales.educ.cam.ac.uk/stories/warwithtroy/index.html
…and of the Odyssey: http://classictales.educ.cam.ac.uk/stories/returnfromtroy/index.html
Create your own set of Epic Character top trumps cards: https://maximumclassics.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/wk22_epic_card_template.pdf
- 🤐 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.
- 💻 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.
- 📝Be prepared! Have all the materials you’ll need (listed above) ready.
- 🤓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.