Each of these three ‘taster’ modules comprises three lessons that introduce you to an aspect of Ancient Greek culture.
1. Homer’s Heroes
Over three lessons, learn all about the characters in Homer’s epic The Iliad through games, stories and imaginary interviews. The messenger god Hermes will be your guide. More…
2. Professor Pythagoras’ Magical Maths
Let Professor Pythagoras guide you over three lessons through a wonderful world of angles, polygons, mosaics and ancient board games. More…
3. Speak Like The Gods
Athena, goddess of wisdom, guides you through the Ancient Greek language, showing you how to use the alphabet (great for secret codes!), and highlighting how you can spot the language in modern English. More…
The full Mega Greek course is divided into ten thematic lessons, each consisting of a language and a culture strand. The strands can be taught together or separately.
|Lesson guide and theme||Language||Culture|
|1. Zeus, king of the gods: intro to Ancient Greece||Ancient Greek roots in modern English||The Greek Gods – quiz, make & play match-up game|
|2. Athena, goddess of wisdom: Science||Reading and using the Greek alphabet, science root words||Ancient Greek scientific discoveries, astronomy – find the constellations|
|3. Pythagoras, ace mathematician: Maths||Transliteration and maths root words||Triangles – investigation into their properties|
|4. Hephaistus, craftsman god: Art & Architecture||Root words, verbs & the present tense
(exercise contained in mg4 pres.pptx)
|Make a clay acroterion|
|5. Nike, goddess of victory: Sport||Sport root words, the present tense||The Olympics, Olympic Truths game|
|6. Persephone, queen of the underworld: Nature||Nature root words, nouns
(exercise contained in mg6 pres.pptx)
|The nature of myths, make Persephone’s flowers|
|7. Homer, epic poet: Entertainment||Entertainment root words, singular nouns in simple sentences||Greek theatre, make a mask|
|8. Daedalus, mythical inventor: Inventions||Invention root words, plural nouns||The Icarus myth, make an Icarus flyer|
|9. Hera, queen of the gods: Home Life||Home root words, word order & simple sentences||Ancient ingredients, tasting/cooking activity|
|10. Plato, philosopher: Philosophy & Ethics||Philosophy root words, negative sentences||What would you do? Structured ethical debate|
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