Dec 10-14: Introduction to Ancient Greece

Social Studies: Introduction to Ancient Greece: Students will get an overview of Ancient Greece the country and culture. They will be mapping city-states.

Dive Deeper:

Free Lapbook on Ancient Greece

https://www.homeschoolshare.com/ancient_greece.php

Grecian Pottery Project

https://www.theunlikelyhomeschool.com/2013/04/greece-unit-how-to-make-grecian-urn.html

Ancient Greece Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jloEzVh31TE

Literature: Greek Myths: Students will be introduced to the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greece.

Dive Deeper:

Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses

https://greece.mrdonn.org/greekgods/index.html

https://www.natgeokids.com/za/discover/history/greece/greek-gods/

Humanities: Greek Architecture: Students will be learning about the distinct styles of greek architecture. They will draw greek columns and place over a bleeding tissue paper background.

Dive Deeper:

Greek Architecture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNebzbCHnL8

http://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-greek-architecture.html

STEM: Students will learn about the Ancient Greek water systems and the first flushing toilet! They will engineer their own pipe system.

Dive Deeper:

Other Inventions of the Ancient Greeks

https://www.ancienthistorylists.com/greek-history/top-10-inventions-discoveries-ancient-greece-remarkably-used-today/

Science K-2: Seed Travels. Students will learn about and observe through experimentation how seeds are dispersed naturally on the earth.

Science 3-6: Plant Cells. Students will learn about and identify the different cells of a plant. They will create and label salt dough models of a cell.

Dive Deeper:

Interactive Cell Model

https://www.cellsalive.com/cells/3dcell.htm

Seed Activities

https://www.giftofcuriosity.com/seed-experiments-and-activities-for-kids-seed-science/

Jan 7-11: Daily Life

Social Studies: Students will compare the differences between life in Athens and life in Sparta. They will create a travel brochure to highlight the good of their chosen city.

Dive Deeper:

Article on Athens and Sparta for kids:

http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/worldhistory/athenssparta.htm

Make some Ancient pottery!

http://highhillhomeschool.blogspot.com/2013/01/ancient-greece-history-co-op-week-12.html

Literature: Students will learn about the Ancient Greek Lyric. They will spend time reciting and playing a game with lyrics.

Dive Deeper:

Poetry and Lyrics

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/musical-poetry/

Humanities: Students will learn about and participate in a Greek Symposia. They will spend time finishing their sandals from STEM

Dive Deeper:

Ancient Greek recipes:

http://www.ancientworldalive.com/#!Ancient-meals-and-eating-habit-Part-1-Greeks/c16ee/55509b8e0cf21fee137f204c

STEM: Ancient Greek Clothing: Students will learn about different styles of clothing worn by the ancient greeks. They will engineer their own pair of sandals.

Dive Deeper:

Ancient Greek Clothing:

http://www.fashion-era.com/ancient_costume/ancient-greek-dress-chiton.htm

Science K-6: Photosynthesis. Students will learn about the chemical changes in plants.

Dive Deeper:

More photosynthesis

https://www.kcedventures.com/blog/how-do-leaves-breathe-a-simple-science-experiment-for-kids

Jan 14-18: Session 3 Lesson 3 Important People of Ancient Greece

Social Studies: Students learn about Alexander the Great. Students will participate in an active timeline of his life.

Dive Deeper:

Alexander the Great Bio:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyjAyIyXOeM

Alexander the Great’s Tomb

http://www.macedonia.se/en/Load/30/ancient_macedonia/

Literature: Students will learn about biographies with Archimedes. They will interview and write biographies of their fellow students.

Dive Deeper:

Archimedes Bio

https://www.famousscientists.org/archimedes/

Biography How To

http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/peopleinthenews/activities/index.asp?article=research

Humanities: Students will learn about important women from Ancient Greece. They will create a shield patterned after the Greek Warrior Poet, Telesilla

Dive Deeper:

Women in Ancient Greece

https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/wmna/hd_wmna.htm

STEM: Students will engineer an Archimedes screw and learn about his displacement theory.

Dive Deeper:

Other Ancient Scientists

https://www.famousscientists.org/top-scientists-in-antiquity/

Easy Science Activities

https://www.tinasdynamichomeschoolplus.com/2017/07/08/ancient-greece-hands-on-science/

Science K-2: I Eat Plants. Students will understand the need for both animals and humans to eat plants. They will learn the parts of a plant and eat a sample from each part of a plant.

Dive Deeper:

Animals Need Plants

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGxzFBRBwpg

What Does an Animal Eat?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00C2XEAIG/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Science 3-6: Plants Review: Students will have a brief review of deciduous/coniferous biomes and parts of a plant. They will then play a plant structures review game!

Dive Deeper:

Plants Games

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/plants.html

Colored Celery Experiment

https://www.kiwico.com/diy/Science-Projects-for-Kids/3/project/Celery-Experiment/571

Jan 22-26: Session 3 Lesson 4 Military Power

Social Studies: Students learn about the Peloponnesian war. They will go through an interactive timeline game where they participate in The Epic-day Peloponnesian war!

Dive Deeper:

Peloponnesian Read along lesson:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP3vsX49LVs

Make a Greek Helmet

https://mycrafts.com/diy/easy-craft-how-to-make-a-gladiator-helmet/

Literature: Students will learn about Homer, the Trojan war, and read a short version of the Iliad.

Dive Deeper:

The Iliad for Children:

https://www.amazon.com/Iliad-Children-Illustrated-Alfred-Church-ebook/dp/B00CX3QHM2

Ted-Ed The Odyssey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z9FQxcCAZ0

Humanities: Students will learn about the warrior training of the Spartans. They will create Scytale Ciphers to communicate with their allies.

Dive Deeper:

Spartans:

https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_greece/sparta.php

Ted-Ed Life in Sparta

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7V1a1I5BL0

More on Cryptogrophy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yFZGF8FHSg

STEM:  Students will learn about the Minotaur’s Labyrinth in Ancient Greece. They will engineer their own labyrinth.

Dive Deeper:

More about the Minotaur

https://www.encyclopedia.com/literature-and-arts/classical-literature-mythology-and-folklore/folklore-and-mythology/minotaur

DIY Marble Run Stem

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWrEEzesGo0

Science K-6: Sound Vibrations: Students will learn about sound waves. They will create and observe sound waves using food utensils and string.

Dive Deeper:
Bill Nye Sound
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A79r26c3CE8
Paper Cup Phone STEM

https://theresjustonemommy.com/make-a-paper-cup-phone/#_a5y_p=3429303

Jan 28-Feb 1: Session 3 Lesson 5: Ancient Greek Government

Social Studies: Types of Government. Students will learn about the different types of Government in Ancient Greece. They will build Lego models to represent the various Governments

Dive Deeper:

Greek Government

https://greece.mrdonn.org/government.html

US Government Games

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/usa_game/government/index.htm

Literature: Aesop and his Fables. Students will learn about the life of Aesop. They will study his fables and create their own fables or mini-book based off of his stories.

Dive Deeper:

Fables Written by Kids

http://kidsfables.com/

Elements of a Fable Graphic Organizer

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Free-Elements-of-a-Fable-Graphic-Organizers-712657

Humanities: Socrates and the Socratic Discussion. Students will learn about the philosopher Socrates. They will participate in a Socratic discussion based off of questions raised in the picture books: The Lorax or Miss Nelson is Missing

Dive Deeper:

Socrates Reading Lesson:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lnr0EcnHtSs

Socrates

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ci55Qx_RYto

STEM: Students will learn about how the Ancient Greeks kept track of time. They will construct a model of a Clepsydra (Ancient Greek water clock)

Dive Deeper:

History of Timekeeping

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-chronicle-of-timekeeping-2006-02/

A simple version of the clepsydra

http://almostunschoolers.blogspot.com/2010/03/clepsydra-for-kids-or-how-to-make.html

Science K-6: Students will learn about the science of sound. They will create a model to see sound waves in action.

Dive Deeper:
Sound Waves
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV4lR9EWGlY

Feb 4-8: Session 3 Lesson 6: Sports and Entertainment

Social Studies: Students will learn about the first Olympic games.  They will try out some of the Ancient Olympic sports.

Dive Deeper:

Greek Athlete

https://www.amazon.com/How-Be-Ancient-Greek-Athlete/dp/1426302789/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1545371876&sr=8-6&keywords=history+of+the+olympics+kids

History of Olympics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VutjmxCoD4I

Literature: Students will learn about early Greek theater. They will perform plays based off of Aesop’s fables

Dive Deeper:

Greek Play performed by students

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1wt_Fg4vhw

Write your own play!

https://www.mensaforkids.org/teach/lesson-plans/writing-a-screenplay/

Create a Greek Theater Mask

https://ourpastimes.com/how-to-make-a-greek-theater-mask-12277621.html

Humanities: Students will learn about how the Greeks created perfection in their sculptures. They will create aluminum foil sculptures depicting action and also learn about shadowing.

Dive Deeper:

Ancient Greek art for Kids

http://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-greek-art.html

Art Project

http://kirvarscreativecorner.blogspot.com/2016/09/greek-week-greek-temples-using-art.html

STEM: Students will work in groups to invent their own Olympic sport based off of materials found in a mystery bag.  Their sport must be measurable in some way: weight, distance, time etc.

Dive Deeper:

Games Greek children played

https://quatr.us/greeks/games-people-play-ancient-greece.htm

More STEM projects for Ancient Greece

http://www.planetsmarty.com/2016/03/engineer-this-design-greek-temple.html

Science K-6: Earth, Moon, and Sun System.

Students will learn about the observable patterns created by the positions of the Earth, Moon, and Sun throughout the month. They will construct models of the moon phases using Oreos!

Dive Deeper:

Read aloud about the Moon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8v3dOkd1BNY

Reading Passage and worksheet

https://www.sisd.net/cms/lib/TX01001452/Centricity/Domain/3711/Science%20Reading%20Passage.pdf