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Primary School Workshop


HOW TO DISCOVER DAILY LIFE IN ANCIENT GREECE

In this workshop, students will learn about the features and activities of daily life in ancient Greece. By looking at the Hellenic Museum’s artefact collections (spanning over 8,000 years of history), students will learn how archaeologists find and investigate artefacts to discover how people lived in the past. 

Students will work in groups to find evidence in pictures, pottery, statues, jewellery and other objects to support or disprove a series of statements about different features of life in ancient Greece including food and agriculture, trade and intercultural connections, women and children’s lives, death and rituals, warfare, technology and mythology. The workshop will develop students’ abilities to identify the origin and content features of primary sources and describe perspectives and experiences of people from the past.

This workshop links with the following Victorian Curriculum F-10 Learning Areas and Capabilities:

 

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 2 – 6
Duration: 1.5 hours
Delivery: On-site at the Hellenic Museum

Classroom capacity: 25-30 students

Cost: $16 per student