Ancient Civilizations - Greece
Set-up Advice
Technical set-up

You will need:

  Recommended Minimum
Browser Netscape 4 or Microsoft IE6 or higher Netscape 4 or Microsoft IE4
Screen colours Millions of colours or 24 bit 256 colours
Screen resolution 1024 x 768 800 x 600
Plug-ins Flash 6, Shockwave 8.5, Acrobat Reader Many sections require Flash 6

Changing the screen size and colours on your monitor is a simple process, please ask your ICT coordinator how to do this on your computer.

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For technical support please contact: ancientcivilizations@thebritishmuseum.ac.uk
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Classroom set-up

How to start using the site:
The Time and Geography chapters contain information which is more referential in nature. You may want to introduce pupils to Time and Geography first so they will be able to refer to the information contained in these chapters as they explore the rest of the site.

We suggest that pupils are familiar with the following information before using the site:

  • Where Greece is
  • What the climate is like in Greece
  • How long ago the people of Ancient Greece lived

Introducing the site to your class:

It may be helpful to familiarise pupils with the following points about using the site before they get started:

  1. You can get a definition of an underlined word by clicking on the word.
  2. A picture or image is clickable if the cursor turns into a hand when you roll over the picture or image.
  3. You can return to the main menu by clicking on the Ancient Greece icon at the left side of the screen.
  4. You must close glossary and photograph windows after you have looked at them, otherwise they will remain open. If there are too many windows open at one time, you will not be able to open any new windows.

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