Class Activities

  • WALK THROUGH ANCIENT WORLD - CLASS ACTIVITIES

    A Greek feast is a fun way to celebrate on the day of the Walk Through!

    Serve hummus and tzatziki (Greek yogurt and cucumber dip) with pitas, olives, Greek salad, figs, stuffed grape leaves, baklava, and grape juice.  

    *Invite parents to donate items.

    *Play Greek music and decorate with the colors of the Greek’s flag: white and blue.

    Activities from Teacher Preparation Booklet

    Math

    Learn about the Pythagorean Theorem and how it is used in geometry.  Then practice using the Pythagorean Theorem by creating a quiz for another student.

    The Egyptians created a mathematical system in which symbols stood for the numbers we use today.  Find out more about this system, and write your own math problems.

    Language Arts

    Research the uses for and activities that took place in the Coliseum.  Write a narrative about a day at the Coliseum in the point of view of a gladiator, emperor, spectator, or centurion.

    Learn more about Greek and Latin roots that are commonly found in English.  Make a table that shows the root, its meaning, and examples of English words with these roots.

    Social Science

    Create a family tree of Ancient Greek mythological gods and goddesses, including Roman names and what they’re known for.

    Compare and contrast the purpose, architecture, and features of the Sphinx, Parthenon, and Coliseum.  Make a small model of your favorite structure.

    Science

    Learn more about the Roman aqueducts.  Find out how they were built and what they were used for.  Find out if any of the aqueducts still exist today.

    Research Ancient Egyptian embalming techniques.

    Art

    Create an ancient civilization postcard that you would send to your family.  Illustrate a picture of an important place or event on the front, and on the back write a short greeting.

    Use symbols, such as hieroglyphics, to write a short poem about daily life in Egypt .  To make the final draft look ancient, paint the symbols on craft paper, and then crumple it slightly.

    Drama

    Reenact a short scene from one of Sophocles’ plays.  Create costume and sets.  Perform for other classes or families.

    Write a dialogue in which two Walk Through characters from different civilizations are transported to the future.
    Where would they meet?  What would they talk about?

    Technology

    Using a computer, create a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome.

    Using a computer, make a map of the ancient world, labeling bodies of water, important cities and regions, and where battles took place.

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