Monday, September 12, 2011

Ancient Greece

We have started our study on Ancient Greece and are leading to the Roots of Democracy in America as well as Government. Yes, that is ALOT to cover in third grade and that is only the first quarter along with Map Skills and the contributions and who is Paul Revere.
Enough rambling and to my beginning--I am using Hour of the Olympics a book in the Magic Tree House collection by Mary Pope Osborne to guide my students and myself (for fun) in the Ancient Greece.

I am also using this awesome website find---Hour of the Olympic Lesson Plan Ideas.
Last Thursday, we read and discussed the Prologue, Chapter 1, and Chapter 2. I had my girls create Olive Branch "halos" and the boys created masks to be used for drama. However, I used a different spin. I wanted my students to understand that men and boys portrayed men, women, boys, and girls in the theater. I made small slips of paper with the gender-male or female-and a feeling word. I will post pics. On Friday, we discussed Patriots Day. Today we found out Where in the World is Greece? Where in Europe is Greece? and Look at Greece. I will also scan and post these maps tomorrow (as I am doing this-I should really be doing sub plans because my babysitter was in a car accident and will not be able to watch my little one tomorrow. Daddy took of couple weeks ago. So now it is mommy's turn. I guess I will do that next.)
Come back tomorrow for pics and maps.

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