Discussion 5

How far would you travel to trade something?

Objectives:
To explore which forms of transport were available in Greece. To investigate how useful these forms of transport would have been in different areas and what they could carry

Materials:
Physical map of Greece, pictures of different forms of transport

Class set-up:
Teacher presentation / class discussion

Vocabulary:

Discussion:

Describe the physical geography of Greece. Get the pupils to think about the difficulties of travelling in the country.

Describe the different forms of transport available at different times. Discuss what differences these would make in how far people could travel and at what speed. Consider if the different forms of transport would allow people to transport different materials.

Background information:
You may find the following Background Information sheets found on www.ancientgreece.co.uk useful for this activity:

Work and Agriculture