Ancient Greece

Using Ancient Civilizations and the Bible as a spine, we studied through quite a few ancient cultures. Along the way we decided to study a few of those cultures at a more in-depth level. Aside from Ancient Egypt, we also took a nice long jaunt through Ancient Greece last year. Below are the resources we used.
Nonfiction Works
The Greek News, by Anton Powell and Philip Steele
Science in Ancient Greece, by Kathlyn Gay
Usborne Internet-Linked: Greeks, by Susan Peach and Anne Millard
Ancient Greek Art, by Susie Hodge
The Aesop for Children, illustrated by Milo Winter
Greek Myths, as told by Jim Weiss, audio CD
The Children's Homer, by Padraic Colum
For Younger Children
The Tortoise and the Hare, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Usborne Beginners: Ancient Greeks, by Stephanie Turnbull
Historical Fiction
Theras and His Town, by Caroline Dale Snedeker
Hands On Projects 

{Hoplite Shields made from sturdy paper plates}

Sadly, over the course of about a decade of homeschooling, I had never made paper mache. It is messy! This past year, I decided to get over myself and try it. My second grade teacher would be so proud. I was inspired by this Greek vase project and decided to give it a whirl with my crew. Oh did we have fun! And oh, was it ever messy, but worth every minute hour of clean of up.

The children also made cardboard models of Greek houses, drew Trojan horses, and wrote their names in Greek.

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