Ancient Civilizations - Greece
Educational Goals

The Ancient Greece site has been written to support the European history study for the Key Stage 2 history curriculum.

There are three main goals of this web site. The first is to provide an educationally sound online resource that can be used independently by pupils within a school setting. The second is to provide teachers with an online resource that is user friendly and combines suggested classroom activities and online activities with background support and information. The third is to present information about Ancient Greece through the use of objects from the British Museum's collection.

We will address these goals by three main courses of action:

  • Designing activities or modules that can be explored with varying degrees of independence and depth within about fifteen minutes.
  • Providing suitable materials (i.e.: technical and content support as well as suggested activities) for teachers to help in planning classroom lessons involving the web site.
  • Supplying teachers with a range of activities that are geared towards pupils with different learning styles and abilities.
In addition, this program will help to reinforce the following learning skills
  • Observation
  • Visual analysis
  • Textual analysis
  • Building hypotheses
  • Sequencing and classifying information
  • Using key words
  • Predicting

The aim of this program is not to be a definitive source of information about all aspects and all time periods relevant to ancient Greece. Rather, it is geared towards illuminating certain aspects of ancient Greek history that are especially important, interesting, or lend themselves to multimedia treatment. It is expected that certain basic ideas and events relating to ancient Greece will be addressed by the classroom curriculum either before or after the pupil explores this product.


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