Ancient Civilizations Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece Website Staff Room
Welcome to the British Museum's web site on ancient Greece. These 'Staff Room' pages have been developed to help teachers get the most out of the web site for themselves and for their class. It is predominantly aimed at schoolchildren aged 9 - 11 and their teachers but we hope that other groups may find it useful too.

An overview of the structure of the site:

A description of the types of resources available:

Link to The Acropolis
The Acropolis chapter introduces the buildings and other features of the Athenian Acropolis. It provides a detailed look at the Parthenon frieze and also introduces elements of Greek architecture.

Link to Athens
The Athens chapter introduces some of the important elements of public life in Athens. The chapter also looks at the different groups of people in Athenian society.

Link to Daily Life
The Daily Life chapter introduces aspects of everyday life in ancient Greece, with particular focus on the lives of people living in Athens and Sparta. It also presents information about Greek pots and what they tell us about daily life.

Link to Festivals and Games
The Festivals and Games chapter presents information on religious festivals in ancient Greece. It includes sections on the Olympic Games and on theatre, in the context of festivals for Zeus and for Dionysos respectively.

Link to Geography
The Geography chapter presents the basic geographical features of modern and ancient Greece. It also looks at the produce that was traded around the Mediterranean world.

Link to Gods and Goddesses
The Gods and Goddesses chapter highlights information about the most important Greek gods and how you can identify them. It also looks at some of the ways people worshipped the gods and goddesses in ancient Greece.

Link to Knowledge and Learning
The Knowledge and Learning chapter introduces some of the great thinkers and artists of ancient Greece.

Link to Sparta
The Sparta chapter presents aspects of the way of life of the Spartans. It provides one reason for why Sparta became a military society and also explores the Spartan education system.

Link to Time
The Time chapter presents multiple time lines tracing different aspects of life and culture in ancient Greece. It also provides information on the Greek farming year.

Link to War
The War chapter introduces some of the major battles fought between the Greeks and Persians, both on land and sea. It also presents information about the armour and weapons used by both sides.

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link to educational goals
A statement outlining the educational framework within which this website was constructed.

link to set-up advice
Practical guidance on: classroom set-up, using the website, printing, navigation.

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