Friday, February 5, 2010

Ancient Greece -- Geography Project

This project idea was adapted from Ancient Greece! 
40 Hands-On Activities to experience this Wonderous Age.

We bought some self-hardening clay and looked at various
maps to make a map of Greece with its many islands.
Obviously Mom had a hand in forming the mainland
areas of Greece and Asia Minor (now Turkey). The kids
did all of the islands.

We've been reading Mary Pope Osborne's six-book series
about Odysseus (as well as reading/hearing stories about
the Minotaur, Troy and more). We had quite a long
discussion about Troy (and how archeologists have
found remains of the ancient city they think was Troy).
We also talked about how Odysseus left Troy with his fleet
of 12 ships and sailed to many different islands in the
Aegean Sea (encountering the cyclops, cannibal giants and more!)

You might be interested in these related posts:

Ancient Greece Unit for Kindergarten, Grade 1 or 2  Some of the books and resources we used for this unit.

Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome Worksheets and Activities These post has some free notebook pages about Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece: (over at our new location




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