Secondary School Workshop (7-10 History)

Roots of a Modern World 

This unique workshop will support and inspire students to find the threads that link the development of the early modern Western world to the legacy of ancient Greece. The workshop will distil and spotlight the Greek philosophical and artistic ideas, knowledge and practices that influenced the Renaissance in Italy and broader Europe; a defining period leading to the formation of the early modern world.


Engaging with the museum’s artefacts (pottery, statues and icons), provided ancient and modern texts and maps, students will be engaged in Socratic Discussion Circles to investigate the connections between ancient Greek philosophy and the development of humanist thinking and art in Renaissance Italy, how the reproduction and dissemination of ancient art and texts created a cultural ‘rebirth’ and what this means from diverse historical perspectives. 


Learning Areas: History, Visual Arts, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, English

Capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Capability, Intercultural Capability, Personal and Social Capability
Ideal for: Grades 7 – 10
Duration: 1.5 hours
Delivery: On-site at the Hellenic Museum

Classroom capacity: 25-30 students

Cost: $16 per student