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Greece

A display of how the topic of Greece was taught to a 6th class
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Deirdre O'Donoghue

on 2 May 2013

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Deirdre O'Donoghue ICT Assignment 2013
No: 10705289 Welcome to Greece! What did we already know about Greece? The Greek's created the Olympic Games! Last year, as we learned about the London Olympics, we also learned about the history of the Olympics. The first Olympic Games took place in Olympia in 776BC. This is a very funny video that tells us about the first Olympic Games. What did you learn? Isn't there an add on the television at the moment showing Greece? How many Greek references did you spot in the add? The Greek lanscape Centar? Greek yogurt? Wasn't there a film about a Greek wedding? Christos Anesti!!! Subject 1: History
Strand: Early Peoples and Ancient Societies
Strand Unit: The Greeks Strand 2: Story
Strand Unit: Myths and Legends History This is a map of Ancient Greece We used our atlas to find a map Greece today.
Then we compared them to the map of Ancient Greece.
We found many differences. How many can you find?


Hint: Start with the size! The first Greeks: The Mycenaeans

The Mycenaean people were said to be the first Greeks. They were great warriors and built their settlements on hill tops. We can learn a lot about the Mycenaean people by looking at their artwork As we worked through the topic we added important events and notes to our class timeline! Myths We learned a lot about Greek Myths. The Ancient Greeks made up stories about their Gods, warriors and evil creatures (mythical creatures) and told them to each other for entertainment. Some of the Myths we read..... Theseus and the Minotaur Story of Medusa and Athena Story of the Cyclops Myth Activities....... 1. After we read the myths, we worked in pairs to
act out a report live from the scene of the story. One child was the reporter and the other child a character from the story. It was a lot of fun. 2. We made our own comic strips of our favourite myth. We chose four important scenes and illustrated them into our template. 3. We wrote out own modern day myths. In order to do so we first had to create a hero and a monster. Mythical creatures are not just a thing of the past!There are many mythical creatures we talk about to this day. Can you name any? Boogie man, Lough Ness monster, The abominable snowman, big foot, Leprechauns and many more!! Subject 2: English
Strands: Oral Language, Reading Writing English Visual Arts Art lesson We listened to the story of Medusa and Athena.
We then studied Caravaggio's shield painting of Medusa.


We were then given paper to sketch our own head of Medusa.
When we were happy with our sketch we then chose the material to collage our head of Medusa. This is Carravggio was a very famous italian artist.
He painted this oil painting in 1956.
It depicts Medusa, the mythical Greek Monster.




What do you notice about her hair? Stimulus Materials Needed: 1.A3 Paper
2.Pencils
3.Assorted fabric
4.PVA glue
5.lollipop stick
6.Fabric Scissors
7.Story of Medusa
8.Picture of Caravaggio's painting
9.Black Marker The story of Medusa Our Finished Artwork Physical Education We really enjoyed learning Greek dancing.
First we learned some of the steps like the stamp kick, slide tip and the hop.
When we had gotten used to these steps we put them to the music. Some of the steps We then made up a sequence, using the steps, in our pairs. This clip is very famous. This is the music we danced to! When we were VERY good at the steps we learned how to dance the traditional dance, the Zorba. I think we were much better than these dancers! Here are the Dance steps.....
ZORBA (trad Greek circle dance)
Starting position, all in a circle, holding hands. Circle will dance counter clockwise.
6 steps, starting with the left foot,
1 left behind right 
2 right steps across to balance.
3 kick left across body 
4 left step back to place 
5 kick right across body 
6 right step back to place 
Call—Behind, Step, Kick, Step, Kick, Step
Starting slowly, as music speeds, dancers bounce on their heels, taking smaller steps Subject 3: Visual Arts
Strand: Fabric and Fibre
Strand Units: Creating in Fabric and Fibre,
Looking & responding Subject 4: Physical Education
Strand: Dance
Strand Unit: Exploration, creation and performance of dance &
Understanding and appreciation of dance The topic of Greece was taught to 6th class by means of integration through History, Geography, English, Visual Arts and Physical Education. Prefixes A lot of prefixes we use today, came from the Greek language. Here are some of the prefixes we examined:
Photo
Micro
Semi
Demo
Pro
Can you list some words that begin with these prefixes? We matched prefixes,
played prefix snap
and wrote stories uusing as many
prefixes as we could! The war in Troy has been raging for ten long years. Areon, Nesa and Osban can no longer remember the world outside the Great Wall. When an opportunity arises to explore this forgotten world they decide to take it. It is a decision they may regret for a long time to come. The workbook has lots of activities
like crosswords and questions.

We enjoyed using the workbook, but
we much preferred making dramas and
writing diary entries.

We also wrote a book report when we had
finished reading. The class average score
was 7/10. We really enjoyed it. We wrote some acrostic poems. Here is one of my favourites.... We loved to say this poem by Oscar Wilde. We created beautiful imagery to go with it! Resources and websites used Earthlink 6th class book and workbook
History Quest 6
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/english.htm
http://www.tes.co.uk/
http://www.youtube.com/?feature=ytca
http://www.scoilnet.ie/ Further integration Mathematics Why not get the children to answer problems using elements of Greek culture? Incorporate the Greek flag into the Symmetry unit! Greek patterns can be used when teaching
Shape and Space. Classroom Management A Greek behaviour chart: Each table is named after and island. Why not answer the rolla using a new Greek word each day? You could call the classroom post holders after the Greek Gods, reflecting there job for the week. Zeus could be the classroom leader. Drama Theatre was an extremely popular form of entertainment of Ancient Greece. Why not put on your own Greek play? Myth? Subject 5: Geography
Strand:Human Environments
Strand Unit: People and other lands Geography Greece Fact file Capital city: Athens
People: Greek
Language: Greek
Population: 10,688,058
Main industry: Farming and tourism
Area- Land: 130,800 sq km
- Water: 1,140 sq km
- Total: 131,940 sq km Speak some Greek! Ireland V Greece Weather? Population? Food? Industry? Our Greek Projects A lot of our learning occurred from research. We had a lot of books that we could use to complete our projects. In threes, we all chose an aspect of the country to research. We then made a presentation to the class. One of our Greece displays Thats not all..... With a little help from... Thank you
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