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Ancient Greece

Suitable for: 7-11 years (Key stage 2), Teachers

This educational resource is designed to support History, Key Stage 2, on the National Curriculum and provides access to a selection of pictures depicting life in Ancient Greece. With the added fun of traveling back in time and meeting various Ancient Greek characters, the atmospheric experience of this resource will no doubt delight and inspire readers. Hermes takes us on a fabulous journey to Greece. We meet Zeus and lots of other gods and heroes. We visit the Olympic Games, the theatre, Troy and Crete and learn about ancient battles. We also visit an olive fam and a Greek kitchen. Lastly Sam hears two historic Greek myths. This educational resource may support other subjects across the National Curriculum and is great for home-schooling, homework-help, project work and independent learning.

Listen to an audio clip

For ten years, the Greeks besiege the city and the Trojans defended it. Although both Trojans and Greeks died in various battles, it was stalemate. Eventually, Odysseus, who was homesick and missing his wife gathered, the Greeks together. 'We're getting nowhere. We've been here for ten whole years. We can't win by force, but we could win by intelligence. I have an idea.' Really, it was Athena's idea. She was still furious that Paris had chosen Aphrodite and not her, so she was determined to help the Greeks. They made a huge wooden horse with a hollow body. The cavity was large enough to hold a hundred armed men. The Trojans did not know the Greeks were hidden inside when they pulled the horse through their large gates into the city of Troy.

What's inside

  • A collection of raised tactile pictures.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An A4 large print colour image pack.
  • Guidance notes for parents and teachers to help you make the most of using this book.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Greek Gods Zeus and Hermes
The Parthenon and Athenian Coin
Javelin Thrower & Prize Pot
Greek Theatre Masks Comedy & Tragedy
The Trojan Horse
Alexander the Great
The Trireme (Greek Warship)
Greek Woman Cooking next to a big urn
Woman next to large loom
Olive Press & Grape Treading
Harp & Lyre
Heater (Fire Pit), Lamp & Man reclining on bed
Medusa & Minotaur

What our members say

Brilliant This pack was brilliant - a good mix of formal information and stories. Really great for this pupil - he asked to listen for pleasure as well as for research. Dorothy
Ancient Greece The raised pictures are fantastic for being incorporated into lessons. they are great because I do not have to find other ways or use valuable time making resources. Janine
Valuable resource Enabled student to carry out research independently and gain a good understanding of the topic so he could participate in classroom discussion Library Member
Enjoyable experience I have very much enjoyed meeting Zeus and Hermes and all the other personalities. I enjoyed learning about how food was prepared. I also very much enjoyed looking at the Greek ship and meeting the helmsmen. In short, I enjoyed meeting with and looking at all the figures in the pack and was very interested to look at the ancient Greek utilities displayed in it. Library Member

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